The 4th Annual Singing at the Old Fields

Sycamore Shoals State Historic Area
Elizabethton, Carter County, Tennessee

Saturday, November 6, 2010

The weather was cold, with rain, sleet, and snow. Still, there was a good turn-out of singers who braved the elements to come over the mountains and up the valleys to sing together.

It was a two-book singing, The Christian Harmony (‘Carolina book’, 1873 facsimile, 1994 reprint) (sometimes tagged with `CHw') and New Harp of Columbia, Restored Edition, 2001 (sometimes tagged with `NHC').
Most leaders led two songs.

Don Wiley welcomed the day leading 381D (CHw), Holy Manna, followed by Prayer.
The first session was Christian Harmony only.
80t, Caddo - Don Wiley
51, Lonsdale - Julianne Wiley
36b, Albion
174t, Prospect - Eddie Mash
175t, Breaker
103b, Fish Pond - Gary Poe
185b, Corinth
109, Shenley - Alexander Garden
268, Come Ye to the Waters
258, Thorny Desert - Mary Baumeister
266, Chrystler's Field - Jeff Farr
346, Star in the East
255t, Watchman - Leslie Booher
171t, Sessions


From Break until Lunch, we sang from New Harp of Columbia.
113t, Sutton - Chris Wilhelm
163, New Topia
A59, New Durham - Dan Huger
A52, Evening Shade
14, Mear - Dan McCarter
144, Rowley
A162, David's Lamentation - Kelly Garden (with Alexander)
35, Ninety-Fifth

Blessing, led by Dan Huger


The third session, designated as Leader's Choice, was Christian Harmony, with one song per leader.
163t, Hollis - Don Wiley
132, Damascus - Julianne Wiley
369, Easter Anthem - Eddie Mash
261t, The Good Shepherd - Gary Poe
315, David's Victory - Alexander Garden
82b, Nightingale - Mary Baumeister
245t, Bozrah - Jeff Farr
105b, Resignation - Leslie Booher
209b, Olean - Chris Wilhelm
209t, The Lord's Supper - Dan Huger
67b, Dundee - Dan McCarter
54b, Newingham - Kelly Garden (with Alexander)
102b, Fleeting Days - Don Wiley


The last session was Leader's Choice.
215t (CHw), In That Morning - Julianne Wiley
138 (NHC), Cardiphonia - Eddie Mash
81b (NHC), Golden Hill - Gary Poe
26t (CHw), Golden Hill - Alexander Garden
180 (NHC), Whitestown - Mary Baumeister
206 (NHC), Western Mount Pleasant - Jeff Farr
68t (NHC), Paradise - Leslie Booher
114t (NHC), Zion - Chris Wilhelm
77t (CHw), Rockingham (First) - Dan Huger
143 (NHC), Wondrous Love - Dan McCarter
200b (CHw), Parting Hand - Don Wiley
Closing Prayer—Jeff Farr

Minutes: Leslie Booher

Thanks go to The Friends of Sycamore Shoals and to Jennifer Bauer, Park Manager, Old Fields, Sycamore Shoals State Park for their support of this singing!

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