Forwarding this query from the ballad list - I think folks on 78 or ARSC
list may have the answer.
What is the earliest recording?
Best wishes, Thomas.
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Subject: Just a Closer Walk With Thee
I wonder if anyone can resolve a dispute that's about to erupt on another
Someone there says that the spiritual Just A Closer Walk With Thee was
written in 1939. However, gut feeling suggests to me that, while it might
have been first copyrighted then, the song goes back way before then.
Would anybody know who's right?