Henry Clay Work

American composer and songwriter (1832-1884)

Henry Clay Work (October 1, 1832June 8, 1884) was an American composer and songwriter.

A bust of Henry Clay Work


  • "Hurrah! Hurrah! we bring the Jubilee!
    Hurrah! Hurrah! the flag that makes you free!"
    So we sang the chorus from Atlanta to the sea,
    While we were marching through Georgia.
    • Song Marching Through Georgia
  • It was bought on the morn of the day that he was born,
    And was always his treasure and pride;
    But it stopp'd short never to go again
    When the old man died.
    • Song Grandfather's Clock
  • Father, dear father, come home with me now!
    The clock in the steeple strikes three;
    The house is so lonely, the hours are so long
    For poor weeping mother and me.
    Yes, we are alone, poor Benny is dead,
    And gone with the angels of light;
    And these were the very last words that he said,
    "I want to kiss Papa good night."
    • Song Come Home, Father!
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