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We Are Coming Father Abra'am, 300,000 More

Creator:
Oliver Ditson & Co., L. O. Emerson, William Cullen Bryant
Location:
Massachusetts, Boston
Origin Date:
1862
Materials:
paper
Measurements:
overall: 14 in x 10 3/4 in
Item ID:
71.2009.083.0052
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." The cover is plain with the title printed in black lettering in a wave near the center. "300,000 More" is printed below the title with "More" printed on bunting, threaded through the numbers of 300,000. Decorative detailing is printed across the center of the cover. Publishing information is printed near the bottom of the cover. 1 score ([2], 3-5, [1] p.) For voice and piano, with chorus (SATB). From a 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, three hundred thousand more. First line of chorus: We are coming, we are coming. Our Union to restore. Part of The Lincoln Financial Foundation Collection, courtesy of the Indiana State Museum.