Audio Recordings Farewell My Dear Brother
- Farewell My Dear Brother
- Contributor Names
- Jabbour, Alan (Transcriber)
- Jabbour, Alan (Collector)
- Reed, Henry, 1884-1968 (Performer)
- Reed, Gene, 1929-2012 (Performer)
- Created / Published
- Reed family home, Glen Lyn, Giles County, Virginia, May 6, 1967
- Subject Headings
- - Instrumental music
- - Fiddle tunes
- - Folk music--Appalachian Region
- - Airs
- - Guitar music
- - Ethnography
- - Music
- - Field recordings
- - United States -- Virginia -- Giles County -- Glen Lyn
- Field recordings
- - Meter: 4/4
- - Key: A
- - Compass: 9
- - Rendition: 1-1
- - Performed by Henry Reed, fiddle.
- - Strains: 1
- - Performed by Gene Reed, guitar.
- - Phrase Structure: AB (abcd)
- - Spoken: GENE REED: I know where it goes, but I can't get [unintelligible] enough to follow./HENRY REED: On the three keys, there./GENE REED: Yeah, I know where it goes./ALAN JABBOUR: What is that? What's the name of it?/HENRY REED: What's the name of it, Nettie?/
- - Recording chronology: 117
- - Related Tune(s): In Scotland Town
- - Duration: 49 seconds
- - "Farewell My Dear Brethren" is, as Henry Reed says, a hymn. The author of the words seems not to be known, according to the compilers of the 1971 edition of the Original Sacred Harp, where the words appear with the tune "Imandra." The link with "Imandra" goes back to William Walker's Southern Harmony, p. 34. But "Imandra" is in fact a different tune from Henry Reed's air. It may be that the present tune is only fragmentary, for it covers only the span of a half-verse. Compare the tune sung by Maggie Hammons Parker for "In Scotland Town" (Child 17) on the album The Hammons Family (Library of Congress, AFS L65-66), which is a similar shortened tune.Henry Reed thought of this song as sung by "General Jackson" when he died in battle. He later adds "Andrew Jackson," but it better fits the profile of Stonewall Jackson, who died in 1863 after being wounded in battle.
- Audio tape
- Call Number
- AFC 1969/008: AFS 13703B17
- Source Collection
- Alan Jabbour duplication project, part 2
- American Folklife Center
- Digital Id
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