This is my arrangement of a ditty that was originally written in honor of “Old Hickory”, Andrew Jackson. It is scored for SATB chorus, fiddle, and banjo. The MIDI file is slightly abbreviated. This arrangement is scored for SATB chorus, fiddle, and banjo. I wrote this happy ballad in honor of Nauvoo, the Prophet, and because there are not a lot of LDS songs about steamboats.
Read further history about the steamboat “The Maid of Iowa” and what it had to do with LDS Church history on the PDF.
Here is a folksy little tune that captures the spirit of the Saints in 1839 as they settled in Commerce, Illinois – soon to be known as Nauvoo. The first three verses are from an anonymous poem found in the Times & Seasons; the fourth verse was added by me.