A Poor Wayfaring Man as Heard at Carthage Jail, 1844

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This is as close as we will ever get to the version that John Taylor actually sang on June 27th, 1844. It DOES sound familiar…
-Kurt Kammeyer

Many people do not realize that the tune of “A Poor Wayfaring Man of Grief” that is now in the hymnbook has been altered from the version that John Taylor sung at Carthage Jail shortly before the martyrdom of Joseph and Hyrum Smith. In this arrangement, Kurt does an excellent job of letting us glance back through history and gives a fascinating explanation about how this version came to be.

PDF: A Poor Wayfaring Man of Grief

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