Farther Along

DESCRIPTION: "Tempted and tried, we're oft made to wonder Why it should be thus all the day long." "Farther along we'll know all about it; Farther along we'll understand why." The singer wonders about the troubles of life, but is sure it will make sense in the end
AUTHOR: credited to W. B. Stephens & J. R. Baxter
EARLIEST DATE: 1921 (recording, Stamps Quartet)
KEYWORDS: religious nonballad
REFERENCES (5 citations):
Abernethy-SinginTexas, p. 123, "Farther Along" (1 text, 1 tune)
Pankake/Pankake-PrairieHomeCompanionFolkSongBook, p. 289, "Farther Along" (1 text, 1 tune)
Cray-AshGrove, pp. 40-41, "Farther Along" (1 text, 1 tune)
Silber/Silber-FolksingersWordbook, p. 356, "Farther Along" (1 text)

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Roy Acuff, "Farther Along" (OKeh 05766/Conqueror 9433, 1940; Conqueror 9667, 1941; Columbia 20480, c. 1948; rec. 1940)
Harmonizing Four, "Farther Along" (Vee Jay 845, rec. 1957)
Rev. R. A. Harris, "Farther Along" (AFS 5438 B3, 5441 B 3, 1941)
Mississippi John Hurt, "Farther Along" (on MJHurt04)
Johnson Family Singers, "Farther Along" (Columbia 20867, 1951)
Wade Mainer, "Farther Along" (Bluebird B-8023 [as Mainer's Mountaineers]/Montgomery Ward M-7560, 1938)
Charlie Monroe's Boys, "Farther Along" (Bluebird B-7922/Montgomery Ward M-7574, 1938)
Pineridge Boys, "Farther Along" (Bluebird B-8263/Montgomery Ward M-8473, 1939)
Pete Seeger, "Farther Along" (on PeteSeeger32)
Stamps Quartet, "Farther Along" (Okeh 04236/Vocalion 04236, 1938; Columbia 20337, c. 1948; Columbia 37760, 1947)
J. B. Whitmire's Blue Sky Trio, "Farther Along" (Bluebird B-8512/Montgomery Ward M-8508, 1940)

File: FSWB356B

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