Wednesday 17 April 2013
Tune of the Day: We Are Coming, Father Abra'am
by Stephen Foster
The poem “We Are Coming, Father Abra'am 300,000 More”, written by James S. Gibbons, was set to music by at least eight different composers. The version we're proposing today was written by Stephen Foster, America's most beloved popular song composer.
The poem and music came in response to a call by Abraham Lincoln on July 1, 1862 for volunteers to fight the American Civil War.
Thanks to Steve for suggesting this tune!