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Entry 7: Hurrah! Hurrah! We Bring the Jubilee!

“Marching through Georgia.” Music and Lyrics by Henry Clay Work.

Release Date: January 9, 1865.

Available: Audio by Old Crow Medicine Show and as sheet music… 58 more words


Entry 6: The Civil War's Feminist Anthem

“We’ll Go Down Ourselves.” Words and music by Henry Clay Work.

Release Date: December 13, 1862.

Available: audio (fast forward to 33:35) and as sheet music… 1,013 more words


Entry 5: Henry Clay Work, Abolitionist Minstrel

“Wake Nicodemus.” Words and Music by Henry Clay Work.

Release Date: November 23, 1864.

Available: As sung by Burl Ives & as sheet music. 986 more words


Picture on the Wall

Something for the weekend.  Picture on the Wall.  Written in 1864 by Henry Clay Work, it captures the overwhelming tragedy of each of the 650-800,000 deaths in our Civil War.  319 more words

Neglected Structures & Overgrown Places #06 -- Defunct Garden Clock

I wonder whether this clock ground to a halt at 6.30 in the morning or evening and what time of year it happened. Perhaps it was summer, so the gardener was outside and missed his breakfast or tea as a result. 28 more words


Hits of the Sixties!

Now that Sherman is marching through Georgia, albeit retroactively, I thought it time to discuss a little ditty that is guaranteed to make Confederate blood boil: Henry Clay Work’s… 773 more words


Marching Through Georgia

Something for the weekend.  Although written to commemorate the march to the sea, only Marching Through Georgia seems appropriate for the weekend after the 150th anniversary of the fall of Atlanta, and Tennessee Ernie Ford gives us a spirited rendition.  55 more words