|Title:||MORNING SONG (Dare)|
|Composer (attributed to):||Elkanah Kelsay Dare|
|Incipit:||51234 32175 51234|
|Source:||Wyeth's Repository of Sacred Music, Part Second, 1813;Sixteen Tune Settings, 1812;Kentucky Harmony, 1816|
MORNING SONG is a folk tune that has some resemblance to the traditional English tune for "Old King Cole." The tune appeared anonymously in Part II of John Wyeth's (PHH 486) Repository of Sacred Music (1813). In 1816 it was credited to "Mr. Dean," which some scholars believe was a misprinted reference to Elkanah K. Dare, a composer who contributed more than a dozen tunes to Wyeth's Repository. In the original harmonization the melody was in the tenor. The tune is also known as CONSOLATION (and KENTUCKY HARMONY), its title in Ananias Davisson's Kentucky Harmony (1816), where it was set to Isaac Watts' morning song, "Once More, My Soul, the Rising Day."
Psalter Hymnal Handbook, 1988