The Weary Traveler (Jeremiah Ingalls)

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  • (Posted 2017-04-16)   CPDL #44063:       
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2017-04-16).   Score information: Letter, 1 page, 51 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Oval note edition, as written in 1805. All eight stanzas included. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.
  • (Posted 2017-04-16)   CPDL #44062:   
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2017-04-16).   Score information: 7 x 10 inches (landscape), 1 page, 52 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Note shapes added (4-shape). All eight stanzas included.

General Information

Title: The Weary Traveler
First Line: Come all ye weary travelers
Composer: Jeremiah Ingalls
Lyricist: Anonymous

Number of voices: 3vv   Voicing: STB
Genre: Sacred   Meter: 76. 76. D

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1805 in Ingalls' The Christian Harmony, pp. 54-55

Description: A folk hymn, a "structurally pentatonic melody in Aeolian mode" (Music 2005). This tune was re-arranged by James C. Lowry in 1820, for four voices, in F# minor; Lowry's arrangement was reprinted in Southern Harmony, 1835, p. 79. Words by an anonymous author. Eight stanzas in Ingalls 1805, also found in Smith and Sleep's Divine Hymns, 1794.

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at The Weary Traveler.