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Farther along

COVERED BY ELVIS

Farther Along


recording date elvis: friday 27 may ( 1966 ) ; studio
first release:

originally by: J.H.Howell,s Carolina Hillbillies


recording date: 29 january 1938
originally written by: stevens;baxter
catalognumber: 7757
label: Montgomery Ward


Other recordings with some of Elvis' favorite singers:
13-05-38 Stamps Quartet (Vocalion 04236 / Okeh 04236 / Columbia 20337 / Columbia 37672 / Conqueror 9668);





The Reverand W. B. Stevens probably wrote the words to this hymn in 1911, following the death of his son. He might have based his lyrics on the much older "Father Alone" poem, which dates back to the 19th century (I have been unable to find any evidence of this poem). In 1937, Jesse Baxter of the Stamps-Baxter Music Company added a melody to Stevens' lyrics. The song was recorded by numerous artists between 1938 and 1940, but the J.H. Howell Carolina Hillbillies' recording, made on 29 January, 1938, seems to have been the first. This was released on Montgomery Ward, number 7757, as the B-side of "My Sweetheart Has Gone And Left Me." The exact name of the artist is something of a mystery, as it appears as both J.H. Howell's Carolina Hillbillies and J.H. Howell Carolina Hillbilly, depending on source.
Elvis originally recorded this number during the jam session at the Sun Studios, known as "The Million Dollar Quartet." He included it in the "How Great Thou Art" sessions, almost ten years later.


Farther Along
performed by:
Howell Carolina Hillbillies

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Farther Along
performed by:
Elvis Presley

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