Sharon and Debbie are two retired music teachers who have researched the topic extensively. They sang and played the piano with examples of different types of music.
Most songs originated in England and were brought over by the colonists. One of the first songs that they found that originated here was "Invitation to North America". This tune advertised the abundant land and easy wealth that colonists could find here. As with most advertisements, this song was somewhat embellished.
Along these lines, political satires and parodies were popular. One example was "Sons of Liberty" a response to the Stamp Act. And of course, one of the most famous political tunes of the American Revolution was "Yankee Doodle".
It was very interesting to learn about some of this country's earliest music.