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Amazing Grace see NEW BRITAIN
And am I born to die see IDUMEA
Angel Band Gospel song; Text: Jefferson Haskell, 1860; Music: William Batchelder Bradbury, 1862
All glean with care Shaker song


Sacred round; Wds.: Psalm 137; Music: William Billings, Boston, ca. 1780
The Babe of Bethlehem  
Blessed assurance Fanny J. Crosby (1820-1915) and Phoebe P. Knapp (1839-1908);
Arr.:Irene Brockert

The Blessings of Mary

US traditional; Source: Journal of American Folklore, 1935 (from the singing of Mr. Will Brady of Carthage, N.C.)

Blue-eyed baby Wds. and music : Vincent H. Naramore

Break forth o beauteous heav'nly light

Source: the Roches; Transcription: Irene Brockert; (see also J.S.Bach Choral “Ermuntre dich, mein schwacher Geist”)

Broad is the road



Southern and Western Harmonist , 1845; Tune: H.A.Parris, 1907; Sources: the Sacred Harp , 1991 Ed. and the Watersons

Come fill up your glasses

Wds.: Peggy Seeger, 1960; Tune: trad. English; Arr.: Irene Brockert

Come, Thou Fount of every blessing

Wds.: R. Robinson (1735-1790); Tune: J Wyeth (1770-1858)

Come, tune up your notes of praise

Shaker song, Watervliet, New York Church; Source: Peaceful Habitaion , Shaker manuscript, 1860-69, attributed to Calvin Miller Fairchild, Hancock, Mass.


Wds.: Isaac Watts, 1719; Music: Alexander Johnson, 1818; Source: the Sacred Harp , 1991 Ed.

Didn't leave nobody but the baby

Wds. & Music: Gillian Welch, T. Bone Burnett, Alan Lomax and Mrs. Sydney Carter (2000)

Dona nobis pacem

Round (“Give us peace”)

Down by the Sally Gardens

Wds.: W.B. Yeats (1865-1939); Music: trad.; Arr.: Irene Brockert

Down to the river to pray Traditional
Drink ye of Mother's wine Shaker song


Shaker spiritual arr. By Irene Brockert, 2009; Source: Tim Erickson's arrangement, 1995 in Northern Harmony , Ed. Larry Gordon and Anthony G. Barraud, Vermont, 1998;

Encouragement Shaker song
The Famine song “O the praties they are small” Arr.: Irene Brockert

Four green fields

Wds. & music: Tommy Makem; Arr.: Irene Brockert

Free little bird Folk song
Garden hymn Kentucky Harmony, 1826, as in the Sacred Harp, 1991 ed.

Give good gifts one to another

from the Mt. Lebanon Hymnal, N.Y., 1893; Arr. for women's voices by Irene Brockert
God bless the master Source: the Watersons
God spoke His name by Chris Stuart
Gospel ship Source: Carter Family; Transcription & Arr.: Irene Brockert

Grant us your peace, o Lord

Round (“Da pacem domine”); Source: Taizé
Green grow the rushes Eton version

Hail the blest morn!


Hard times come again no more Words and music: 1854 by Stephen Collins Foster (1826-1864); Source: Ennis Sisters; Transcription: Irene Brockert, 2005

The Harvest

Shaker song
He leadeth me Joseph Henry Gilmore, 1862; William B. Bradbury, 1864

Heiliger Herre Gott

Moravian Church hymn adapted from an early medieval plainchant antiphon; Transcription: Irene Brockert

Here we come a-wassailing

English traditional, mid 19 th c.

Hicks' farewell

Orig. source: William Walker's The Southern Harmony
Arr.: Irene Brockert (inspired by Paddy Moloney/the Chieftains)

The Holly and the Ivy

English folk carol, Arr. by Irene Brockert
Holy Manna Folk hymn; Text: George Atkin, 1819; Tune: William Moore, in his Columbian Harmony, 1825; Source: William Walker's The Southern Harmony, 1835
How long, dear Saviour see NORTHFIELD
Hush-a-ba, birdie Scottish lullaby

I feel the need of a deeper baptism


I saw three ships  
I will labor to be free Shaker song
I'll fly away Wds. And music: Albert E. Brumley
I'm going home Leonard P. Breedlove, 1850
I´m on my journey home Revival song Wds.: Stith Mead´s General Selection , 1807; Tune: Sarah Lancaster; Source: The Sacred Harp , 1991

Text: 1753 by Charles Wesley ( 1707- 88); Tune: Ananias Davisson (1780-1857), in his Kentucky Harmony, 1816; Source: The Sacred Harp, 1991 Revision

In the highways

Wds. and music: Maybelle Carter
In yonder valley Shaker song

Jesus Christ the apple tree

Somerset folk song collected by Cecil Sharp; in Divine Hymns or Spiritual Songs compiled by Joshua Smith, N.H. 1784;
Arr.: Alan Bullard; Trio arrangement by Irene Brockert

Jesus, remember me Source: Taize
Jewels Text: William O. Cushing; Music: George F. Root
Johnny, I hardly knew you Irish anti-war song; Arrangement: Irene Brockert
Joy, health, love and peace wren boys carol for St. Stephen's Day (Dec. 26); Source: the Watersons; Transcription; Irene Brockert
Joy to the world Wds.: Isaac Watts ( 1674 - 1748 ); Music: "Antioch",
Arr. from George Friedrich Handel ( 1685 - 1759 )

Katie dear

Source: Gillian Welch & David Rawlings on the Chieftains's CD: Down the Old Plank Road ; Transcription: Irene Brockert
Keep on the sunny side

Wds. & Music: A.P. Carter and Gary Garett; Transcription: Irene Brockert

Let us break bread together Traditional folk hymn

Living souls

Shaker song

Louisiana lullaby Traditional

Love from heaven

Shaker song; Source: The Homeland , manuscript of seven hymns and one song entered by Brother William H. Perkins, New Lebanon, N.Y., 1914/1915

Mayn rue plats

Yiddish, by Morris Rosenfeld (1862-1923)
Mercy seat Folk hymn Wds.: Hugh Stowell (1828); Tune: in Hillman´s Revivalist , 1868;
Arr.: Irene Brockert

More love

Shaker song, early 1870's, Canterbury, N.H. Leaflet song

My home's across the Blue Ridge Mountains

NEW BRITAIN Text: John Newton, 1779; Music source: William Walker's The Southern Harmony, 1835
NORTHFIELD Text: Isaac Watts, 1701; Tune: Northfield, 1804 by Jeremiah Ingalls (1764-1826)

O, come all ye faithful

Anon., origin in English Catholic circles of the 1740's
O come, come away Shaker gift song from Heavenly Spirits

O come, loud anthems let us sing

Old Hundred (new version, 1696); Source: the Sacred Harp

O come, o come Emmanuel

13th c.?

O the beautiful treasures

Shaker song; Enfield, N.H., 1849
The Old Gospel ship Source: Ruby Vass (1959); Transcription: Irene Brockert
On Christmas night all Christians sing the Sussex Carol, Arr. Irene Brockert

Parting friends

Arr.: John G. McCurry, 1842; Source: the Sacred Harp

People look East

Carol of the Advent; Medieval Besançon tune;
Arr.: Irene Brockert

Pleading Saviour Folk hymn Source: Leavitt´s Christian Lyre , 1832; Transcription &
Arr.: Irene Brockert
Praise God from whom all blessings flow Old Hundreth (Doxology) ; Thomas Ken (1637-1711), Louis Bourgeois (ca. 1510-ca. 1561) in the Genevan Psalter , 1551
Pretty home Shaker song

Remember, o thou man

Thomas Ravenscroft? (ca. 1582-ca. 1635)

Return again

Wds.: John Newton, 1779; Arr.: William L. Williams, 1850; from the Sacred Harp

Ring in the New Year


Rise up, o flame

Round; Christoph Praetorious (English version from the Kent County Song Book

Rock of Ages

Wds.: Augustus M. Toplady (1740-1778); Music: Thomas Hastings (1784-1872)

Sainte Nicolas Godes druth

St. Godric of Finchale (ca. 1070-1170)

Shady grove

Trad.; Arr.: Irene Brockert

Shall we gather at the river Gospel song; Text & Tune: Robert Lowry, in Happy Voices, 1865




Trad. American; transcribed by Irene Brockert

Shout, shout, shout and sing

Shaker song
Simple Gifts Shaker song by Elder Joseph Brackett (1797-1882), published 1848; Arrangement: Irene Brockert

Sing and rejoice

Round by William Bradbury (1816-1868)

Six feet of earth makes us all of one size

Public domain; Source: Olabelle Reed; Arr. Irene Brockert
The Solid rock Edward Mote (1797-1874) & William B. Bradbury (1816-1868); Transcription &
Arr.: Irene Brockert


Arr.: William Walker (1809-1875); Source: the Southern Harmony

Sweep as I go Shaker song from the 1840's

Sweet is the day of sacred rest


Talk about suffering

Gospel song; Arr.: Irene Brockert; Source: Scaggs & Rice

There is a fountain

Text: William Cowper (1731-1800)
This is Jesus's birthday Shaker Christmas song; Source: Eldress Paulina Bryant, Pleasant Hill, Kentucky, 1854

Three Kings of Orient

Epiphany carol by John Henry Hopkins (1820-1891)

Three o'clock trumpet

Shaker song, early 19th c.

To all the good children, a happy New Year

by Prudence Houston, South Union, Kentucky, 1827

Twa corbies

Scottish traditional; arr.: Irene Brockert

The Twelve days of Christmas

English traditional

Watts's cradle hymn

American traditional Christmas song first published in Watts's Moral Songs, 1706
Wayfaring stranger Religious ballad; Arr.: Irene Brockert

We have our troubles here below


Were you there when they crucified my Lord?

Trad.; Arr.: Irene Brockert, 2005

When Jesus wept

Sacred round; William Billings (1746-1800)

What child is this?

Trad. ca. 1865 to the tune of Greensleeves; Arr.: John Stainer (1840-1901)
The White dove by Carter Stanley; Arrangement: Irene Brockert

Why me Lord

by Kris Kristofferson; Transcription & Arr.: Irene Brockert

Wind and rain

Arr.: Irene Brockert; Source: Gillian Welch in the Songcatcher

Winds through the olive trees



Isaac Watts, 1707; Daniel Read, 1785
Wondrous love Folk hymn; Text: Stith Mead's General Selection, 1811; Tune: based on the ballad about Captain Kidd

Worship and praise Him

Round; Melody: trad., wds. adapted by B.C. Turner