Honor to the Hills (Jeremiah Ingalls)
- (Posted 2017-04-04) CPDL #43874:
- Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2017-04-04). Score information: Letter, 1 page, 76 kB Copyright: Public Domain
- Edition notes: Oval-note version, as written in 1805. All nine stanzas included.
- (Posted 2017-04-04) CPDL #43873:
- Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2017-04-04). Score information: 7 x 10 inches (landscape), 1 page, 77 kB Copyright: Public Domain
- Edition notes: Note shapes added (4-shape). All nine stanzas included.
Description: This is a folk hymn (Jackson 1953a, no. 142), based on a 17th-century ballad, Captain Kidd. Considerably revised by Alexander Johnson in 1818, rewritten in A minor for four voices; this revision forms the basis for the three-voice Captain Kidd in Southern Harmony, p. 50.
Words by an unknown author, before 1800; nine stanzas in Ingalls 1805. Porter and Garst (1979) found more than twenty tunes in this unusual meter, including the present one.
- Jackson, George Pullen. 1953a. Spiritual Folk-Songs of Early America, Second Edition. Locust Valley, New York: J. J. Augustin. 254 pp.
- Porter, Ellen Jane, and John F. Garst. 1979. More tunes in the Captain Kidd meter. The Hymn 30(3): 252-262.
Original text and translations
1. Through all this world below,
4. Then let my station be,
7. Not India hills of gold,