Sheet Music: We Are Coming, Father Abra'am

TitleWe Are Coming, Father Abra'am
Alternate titlesWe Are Coming, Father Abraham, 300,000 More
ComposerStephen Foster (1826–1864)
InstrumentationFlute solo
KeyG major
Time signature2/4
Tempo112 BPM
Performance time0:35
Difficulty leveleasy
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Date added2013-04-17
Last updated2013-04-17
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American Civil War, Patriotic


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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!