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Old 06-30-2011, 07:47 AM   #28
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Default Different Drummer?

Hey ladies, maybe this is what we're all trying to say:

Where did the phrase 'March to the beat of a different drummer' originate?

It is derived from the writings of the American philosopher Henry David Thoreau, who wrote:

"If a man loses pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured, or far away. "

Thoreau is the author of the expression, which has entered the language and appears in various forms. The form above is probably the most commonly heard.
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