How a political backlash turned “a grand old rag” into “a Grand Old Flag”…

On January 19, 1906, American composer, playwright and performer George M. Cohan copyrighted a new song he’d written titled “You’re a Grand Old Rag.” It was one of the songs Cohan created for his upcoming Broadway musical George Washington, Jr. The chorus of the song went like this:       “You’re a grand old rag,        … Read more