American Patriotic. 19th Century. Part of the Boulder Brass series. This march came close to being called "The Devil's Deputy." But due to financial arguments, Sousa abandoned this title and its soon-to-be dedication. Sousa was touring in Chicago observing the spectacle America, when a large backdrop depicting The Liberty Bell was lowered. Sounsa's band manager George Hinton suggested the title "The Liberty Bell" for Sousa's recently completed march. Coincidentally, Sousa received a letter from his wife, saying that his son marched in a parade which honored the Liberty Bell, which was on tour in Philadelphia. These two events helped Sousa make up his mind. Source: www.wikipedia.org. Also popularized in the 1970's as the theme to the Monty Python Show.