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Kentucky Babe
~ 1896 ~

Composer: Adam Geibel
Lyrics: R.H. Buck
Arr: Merv Rowley/Ruth Randle 2012

Merv recalls hearing this lullaby as a small boy. He included it in an early dulcimer song book prior to the beginning of our 1-3-5 web site.
This lullaby is unique in its beauty; we agree that it rivals that of a more famous one written by Brahms himself!

We were not able to find out much regarding the song itself, but there is more information about the composer: Though blinded by an eye infection as a young boy, Geibel was a successful composer, conductor, and organist. He studied at the Philadelphia Institute for the Blind, and wrote a number of Gospel songs, anthems, cantatas, etc. He founded the Adam Geibel Music Company, later evolved into the Hall-Mack Company, and later merged to become the Rodeheaver Hall-Mack Company. His popular secular songs include “Kentucky Babe” and “Sleep, Sleep, Sleep.”

Your 1-3-5 Team


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