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Arranger: John H. Hickok

John Hoyt Hickok was a teacher, publisher, and music compiler, arranger, and composer. In 1814 he married Mary Lockwood in Wilton. He moved to Lewistown, Pennsylvania, in 1823. Publications: Hickok, J. H. 1832. The Sacred Harp. Lewistown, Pennsylvania: Shugert and Cummings. 144 pp. Hickok, J. H. and George Fleming. 1834. Evangelical Musick: Or, The Sacred Minstrel and Sacred harp United. 21 editions 1834–1847. Hickok, J. H. 1840. The Social Lyrist: a Collection of Sentimental, Patriotic, and Pious Songs. 5 editions 1840–1847. Reference: Egle, William H. 1883. History of the counties of Dauphin and Lebanon: In the commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Philadelphia: Everts and Peck. 1,036 pp. Go to person page >

Arranger: William Walker

William Walker (May 6, 1809 – September 24, 1875) was an American Baptist song leader, shape note "singing master", and compiler of four shape note tunebooks, most notable of which was The Southern Harmony. Life Walker was born in Martin's Mills (near Cross Keys), South Carolina, and grew up near Spartanburg. To distinguish him from other William Walkers in Spartanburg, he was nicknamed Singing Billy. He married Amy Golightly, whose sister Thurza married Benjamin Franklin White, publisher of The Sacred Harp, and died in Spartanburg in 1875. Tunebooks In 1835, Walker published a tunebook entitled The Southern Harmony, using the four-shape shape note system of notation. This collection was revised in 1840, 1847 and 1854. In 1846 he… Go to person page >

Tune Information

Arranger: John H. Hickok (1832)
Arranger: William Walker (1835)
Meter: with refrain
Incipit: 1121D 55777 U1D7( 6)5U1
Key: g minor
Copyright: Public Domain


First published by John H. Hickok in his Sacred Harp, 1832, for two parts: Tenor and Bass. Barry Johnston


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Include 4 pre-1979 instances
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