People Are A-Coming, The

DESCRIPTION: ""I hearkened in the east and I hearkened in the west, And I heard a fifing and a drumming, and my heart bobbed up... For I knew that the people were a-coming" to support Lincoln. New York political establishments and the South are worried
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1939 (ThompsonNewYork); probably composed for the election of 1860
KEYWORDS: political nonballad derivative
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REFERENCES (1 citation):
ThompsonNewYork, pp. 363-364, "The People Are A-Coming" (1 text)
Roud #B49747
CROSS-REFERENCES:
cf. "Jordan Am a Hard Road to Travel" (tune) and references there
NOTES: Thompson says he does not know what tune this was sung to, but it is quite clear that the melody was "Jordan Am a Hard Road to Travel" or one of its variants. - RBW
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File: TNY363

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