The Old Musician and His Harp

Years have come and passed away, Golden locks have turned to gray

Author: William S. Pitts
Tune: [Years have come and passed away]
Published in 6 hymnals

Author: William S. Pitts

William Savage Pitts MD USA 1830-1918. Born at Yates, NY, the son of Puritans, he was the 8th of nine children. He had musical ability from an early age, taking formal music lessons from a graduate of the Boston Handel & Hadyn Society. At age 19, he traveled with his family to Rock County, WI, where he worked as a rural music schoolteacher in Union, WI. He taught for several years, there and at singing schools, and for brass bands, composing much of their music. In 1857 he traveled to Fredericksburg, IA, to visit his fiancee, Ann Eliza Warren, a teacher. Along the way he stopped his horse-drawn wagon at Bradford, IA, to rest. He walked across a field and saw a picturesque wooded valley formed by the Cedar River. Viewing the spot, h… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Years have come and passed away, Golden locks have turned to gray
Title: The Old Musician and His Harp
Author: William S. Pitts
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Bring my harp to me again
Copyright: Public Domain



Instances (1 - 6 of 6)
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Apostolic Hymns and Songs #107a

Gospel Songs No. 2 #d208

Hymns of Calvary, a Choice Collection of Old and New Century Hymns and Songs #d270

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