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Posted By: Lighter
29-Jan-20 - 10:26 AM
Thread Name: Origins: 'Wayfaring Stranger' in film '1917'
Subject: RE: Origins: 'Wayfaring Stranger' in film '1917'
Thanks for the new link. I can't evaluate the similarities, but here's what someone else said on that other thread:

From: T in Oklahoma (Okiemockbird) - PM
Date: 03 Jun 08 - 08:23 AM

There are a couple of transcription errors in my last post. Here is the air again:

X: 1
T: Judgement
C: Ananias Davission, Kentucky Harmony 2nd Edition, Knoxville, Nashville, and Lexington, 1817, p. 32
M: 4/4
K: G
L: 1/4
B2 | B E B2 |G E B G | E3 A | B B A2| G2 D E| E4:|
G2 | E E G2 | B d e e | e2 B2 | d e/ d/ B2| G2 B>A | A2 G2 |
E E G2 | B d e e | e2 B2 | d e/ d/ B2| A>B G F | E2 ||

The original I'm working from is a digital facsimile of a copy that was damaged and smudged in spots, unfortunately making a couple of notes hard to make out.

From: T in Oklahoma (Okiemockbird) - PM
Date: 05 Jun 08 - 12:04 AM

Yet another correction: the second note in Judgement should be c, not B.

George Pullen Jackson, in Another Sheaf of White Spirituals, page 147, seems to be the one who first identified the melody Judgement (transcribed above) as being related to "Poor Wayfaring Stranger."   But after listening to Judgement several times, I have concluded that this was mere wishful thinking on Jackson's part.    The resemblance is remote at best.

Another melody in ASoWS, #300, Fulfillment, from the 1844 edition of the Sacred Harp, is also identified by Jackson as being related to "Poor Wayfaring Stranger." In this case the resemblance is much stronger. This conclusion is complicated, however, by the way Jackson has manipulated the rhythm of his transcription of Fulfillment precisely in order to bring out its resemblance to PWS.