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Once like a bird in prison I dwelt

Once like a bird in prison I dwelt

Author: Albert E. Brumley
Published in 12 hymnals

Author: Albert E. Brumley

Born: October 29, 1905, near Spiro, Oklahoma. Died: November 15, 1977, Springfield, Missouri. Buried: Fox Cemetery, Powell, Missouri. Brumley attended the Hartford Musical Institute in Hartford, Arkansas, and sang with the Hartford Quartet. He went on to teach at singing schools in the Ozarks, and lived most of his life in Powell, Missouri. He recorded "I’ll Fly Away" (one of his most popular songs) in 1931. He worked for 34 years a staff writer for the Hartford and Stamps/Baxter publishing companies, then founded the Albert E. Brumley & Sons Music Company and Country Gentlemen Music, and bought the Hartford Music Company. He wrote over 800 Gospel and other songs during his life; the Country Song Writers Hall of Fame inducted him in 19… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Once like a bird in prison I dwelt
Author: Albert E. Brumley
Refrain First Line: He set me free

Timeline

Instances

Instances (1 - 12 of 12)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
America's Favorite Radio Songs #d78
Best of All #d108
Best of All Number 2 #d117
Camp Meeting Songs, a Collection of Gospel Songs ... #d104
Church Hymnal #235
Encore: a Collection of Tried and Proven Songs #d129
Golden Gates for Singing Schools and Conventions #d90
Gospel Quartet Music No. 1 #d74
Hymns of Glorious Praise #d297
Old Camp Meeting Songs #d102
Revival Message #d95
Songs of the Redeemed #d86



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