Artist: X.C. Sacred QuartetAuthor: Elder John EllisLabel: DocumentYear: 1927
Written following the death of evangelist Joseph Thomas (The White Pilgrim), felled by small pox in 1835. Used a Scottish melody.
Wade Mainer & The Sons Of The Pioneers [as Lonely Tombs]
Hylo Brown [idem]
Hank Williams [Mother's Best transcription]
Stanley Brothers [as Lonely Tombs]
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