Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Quitman Barbecue and Sacred Harp, 1921

"The regular program for the day began promptly at eleven o'clock by singing three beautiful songs from the old Sacred Harp. These songs were sung by good singers who learned to sing long ago, but whose voices still vibrate the sweet strains of melody which permeates and arouses the emotional powers of the soul and wafts it into the realm where it can realize the sentiments these old songs contain."

This is excerpted from the story of the "Wood County Farm Bureau barbecue" as reported by M. H. Vandiver, County Agricultural Agent, in the Winnsboro Weekly News (Winnsboro, Tex.), Vol. 13, No. 2, Ed. 1 Friday, September 9, 1921

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