Parallel Anthology Track 45

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Icon Divided Status.jpg Track 45: Alabama Sacred Harp Singers - Present Joys   Columbia 15274-D; Recorded in Atlanta, Georgia, 16.4.1928


No image of record label available. Neither Anthology booklet assigns authorship, nor does www.78discography.com.


According to the Where Dead Voices Gather blog, "'Present Joys' was first published in the Sacred Harp songbook in 1908. The tune was composed by A. Marcus Cagle with lyrics by Joseph Cottle."


According to wikipedia, Cottle died in 1853 while wikipedia gives 1968 as Cagle's death date.


This implies that the lyrics of this song are public domain, while the melody is in copyright until 1st January 2039.


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