Brigham the Prophet

DESCRIPTION: "Brigham the Prophet he is our head, He is our Seer since Joseph [Smith] is dead, The keys of the Kingdom of God he now holds... For the lion of the Lord Is Brigham, is Brigham, is Brigham Young." Young has rescued the Mormons from disaster
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1960 (Homsher, South Pass 1868; reportedly written 1869)
KEYWORDS: nonballad political
1801-1877 - Life of Brigham Young
1832 - Young becomes a Mormon
1844 - Young becomes leader of the Mormons
1847 - Mormon migration to Utah
1850 - Young made Governor of Utah territory. From 1857, however, the U.S. Government enforced various restrictions on the Mormons and their governor, mostly in response to polygamy.
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Cohen-AmericanFolkSongsARegionalEncyclopedia2, p. 603, "[Brigham the Prophet]" (1 text)
cf. "Brigham Young (I)" (character of Brigham Young) and references there
File: CAFS603B

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