Bringing in the Sheaves

DESCRIPTION: The farmers go out "sowing in the morning (evening, sunshine, shadows, etc.), sowing seeds of kindness." In the end, "We shall come rejoicing, bringing in the sheaves"
AUTHOR: Words: Knowles Shaw (1834-1878) / Music: George A. Minor (1845-1904)
EARLIEST DATE: Change to 1874 (words), 1880 (music)
KEYWORDS: religious nonballad
REFERENCES (4 citations):
Messerli-ListenToTheMockingbird, pp. 173-175, "Bringin In the Sheaves" (1 text)
Silber/Silber-FolksingersWordbook, p. 351, "Bringing In The Sheaves" (1 text)
ADDITIONAL: Charles Johnson, One Hundred and One Famous Hymns (Hallberg, 1982), pp. 194-196, "Bringing in the Sheaves" (1 text, 1 tune)

Roud #14041
Eva Quartette, "Bringing In the Sheaves" (Gennett 6335, 1927; Champion 15448 [as Dixie Sacred Quartette]/Challenge 402 [as Ellington Sacred Quartette or McDonald Quartette]/Superior 365 [as McDonald Quartette]/Supertone 9271 [as Brockman Sacred Singers], 1928; Silvertone 8175 [as Dixie Sacred Quartette], 1933; Silvertone 8261 [as McDonald Quartette]; Herwin 75567 [as Woodlawn Quartette]. n.d.)
Earl Johnson's Dixie Entertainers, "Bringing In the Sheaves" (OKeh 45512, 1931; rec. 1930)
Parker & Dodd, "Bringing In the Sheaves" (Conqueror 8131, 1933)
Stamps Quartet, "Bringing In the Sheaves" (Victor 21035, 1927)

Bringing In the Cows (Pankake/Pankake-PrairieHomeCompanionFolkSongBook, p. 105)
We'll Make the Nation Dry ("Come ye loyal workers, join the temp'rance army") (by George A. Minor) (Anna Adams Gordon, _Popular Campaign Songs_, National W.C.T.U. Publishing House, 1915, p. 23)
Montana's Going Dry ("Come, ye loyal workers, join the temperance army") (Anna Adams Gordon, _Popular Campaign Songs_, National W.C.T.U. Publishing House, 1915, p. 30)
NOTES [63 words]: Based, rather loosely, on Psalm 126:6, translated in the King James version as "He that goeth forth and weepeth, bearing precious seed, shall doubtless come again with rejoicing, bringing his sheaves with him." In the New Revised Standard Version, this becomes "Those who go out weeping, bearing the seed for sowing, shall come home with shouts of joy, Carrying their sheaves." - RBW
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