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We Are Coming Father Abra'am Six Hundred Thousand More

Creator:
Horace Waters, New York Evening Post, A. Cull
Location:
New York, New York
Origin Date:
1862
Materials:
paper
Item ID:
71.2009.083.0058
Holding Institution:
Lincoln Financial Foundation Collection, Courtesy of the Indiana State Museum
Available for Viewing:
No
Category:
Sheet Music

Description

This is a piece of sheet music for the song, "We Are Coming Father Abra'am Six Hundred Thousand More." The cover is plain with a decorative border near the edges. Within the border, the title is printed in black lettering with "Father Abra'am" in bold. Composed and arranged by Professor A. [Augustus] Cull. Publishing information is printed near the bottom of the cover. 1 score ([2], 3-5, [1] p.) For voice and piano, with 4-part chorus. From poem originally published in the New York Evening Post, July 16, 1862: We are coming, Father Abraham / James Sloan Gibbons. Cf. BAL, v. 1, p. 346. The words sometimes erroneously attributed to Wm. Cullen Bryant, or J. [sic] Cullen Bryant. First line of text: We are coming, Father Abra'am, six hundred thousand more. First line of chorus: We are coming, we are coming, Our Union to restore. Pages 1-2, 4, and 6 are unnumbered. Verses 2-4 printed as text on p. [4]. Part of The Lincoln Financial Foundation Collection, courtesy of the Indiana State Museum.