The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #2597 Message #596976
Posted By: 2 in harmony
21-Nov-01 - 12:01 AM
Thread Name: ADD/Origins: Seek and Ye Shall Find
Subject: RE: Seek and ye shall find.
Learned this song recently in a workshop by Helen Schneyer. She's been making great music for a long time. This song is on her CD Somber,Sacred & Silly. I'm planning to sing it in upcoming concert. Apparently there are many slightly different verses of this traditional song,"sung in both Black & White congregations."(liner notes) "Printings of this song can be found...in 1887 in Jubilee and Plantation Songs...Also published in 1901 in 'Cabin & Plantation Songs as Sung by the Hampton Students." Recommend entire CD. I believe it is available from Folk Legacy. Thanks for the verses I didn't know.