Zion's Walls

“Zion’s Walls” is the second song in Aaron Copland’s Old American Songs, Set 2.

Date: 1952Composer: Aaron CoplandText: TraditionalSong Collection: Old American Songs, Set 2

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“Zion’s Walls,” a revivalist song with words and music credited to John G. McCurry, was used again by Copland in his opera The Tender Land.

–Vivian Perlis, 1998, from Boosey & Hawkes Web site

Text

Zion’s Walls
by John G. McCurry

Come fathers and mothers,
Come sisters and brothers,
Come join us in singing the praises of Zion.
O fathers, don’t you feel determined
To meet within the walls of Zion?
We’ll shout and go round
The walls of Zion.

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Old American Songs (Complete)

Composer(s): Aaron Copland

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