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Thomas Augustine Arne (/ ɑːr n /; 12 March 1710 – 5 March 1778) was an English composer. He is best known for his patriotic song " Rule, Britannia! " and the song " A-Hunting We Will Go ", the latter composed for a 1777 production of The Beggar's Opera , which has since become popular as a folk song and a nursery rhyme. 
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Mar 8, 2023 · Thomas Arne, in full Thomas Augustine Arne, (born March 12, 1710, London, Eng.—died March 5, 1778, London), English composer, chiefly of dramatic music and song. According to tradition, Arne was the son of an upholsterer in King Street, Covent Garden.
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View history Thomas Clayton (1673–1725) was an English violinist and composer, and a member of The King's Musick at the court of William III. His is said to be the first to acclimatise legitimate opera in England. Life [ edit] His father was William Clayton.
According to him, many songs published after 1793 can be attributed to Thomas, including the duet Goodman White and Gaffer Grey op. 24 (c. 1796) and a Canzonet op. 25 (c. 1796) for one or two voices, as well as the collection Songs, Duos, Trios, Catches, Glees and Canons op. 27 (n.d.).
Smith died in 1836 at the age of eighty-six. He was buried at St Luke's Church, Chelsea, and has a memorial plaque in Gloucester Cathedral, above which are displayed the US and UK's flags.    It is often said that Smith's death was caused by a grape-pip lodged in his windpipe.