Henry Clay Work

Henry Clay Work

About Henry Clay Work

Henry Clay Work was an american composer and songwriter. In 1862 he published Kingdom Coming using his own lyrics based upon snippets of Negro speech he had heard. In 1865 he wrote his greatest hit, Marching Through Georgia, inspired by Sherman's march to the sea at the end of the previous year. The song was immensely popular, its million sheet-music sales being unprecedented. It is a cheerful marching song and has since been pressed into service many times.
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