The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #6021   Message #935639
Posted By: GUEST,Q
17-Apr-03 - 02:35 PM
Thread Name: ADD: Various Lighthouse Gospel Songs
Subject: RE: LYRICS HELP: The Lighthouse
The song "Shine on Me" (Let the Lighthouse) is often listed in hymnals as "Maitland, C. M." by George N. Allen.

As sung by Ernest Phipps and the Holiness Singers, it is # 54 in the "Anthology of American Folk Music," Vol. 2 (Available from Camsco). Original Bluebird 5540A. Notes say "Recently it is almost always performed as here, with the tempo much faster after several slow verses; a device first recorded by Willie Johnson (Columbia 14490), Blind Willie Johnson, "Shine on Me." Also Carlisle Quartet (Bluebird 6855).