HOW CAN I KEEP FROM SINGING

Latest update on 02/08/2010

Artist: Doris Plenn
Author: Robert Lowry/trad.
Year: 1956

Hymn sung by abolitionist Quakers since slavery days. Lowry was a Baptist minister from Pennsylvania who first published it in Bright Jewels For The Sunday School (1869). The song was in Doris Plenn's family for generations.

Covers:

1982:

Pete Seeger [with Arlo Guthrie; gave its title to his biography]

1991:

Enya [sued for copyright infringement; she assumed the song was traditional while one of the verses was added by Doris Plenn]

1994:

Glenn & Holly Yarbrough

1996:

Eva Cassidy [posthumous]

2005:

Judy Collins

2006:

Bruce Springsteen

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