I am a Poor Wayfaring Stranger ( with lyrics )

I am a Poor Wayfaring Stranger ( with lyrics )

Christian Songs a Capella lyrics playlist: http://www.youtube.com/view_play_list?p=13E33B94DC744EEE

“Poor Wayfaring Stranger” is a traditional folk song of unknown origin. There are many and varied opinions as to its origin. Some of the proposed origins are Appalachian folk, old Irish folk, and Catskills folk. One theory is that it originates from the Negro Spirituals and there was a deliberate concealment of the song’s origins. Clearly the song is of a spiritual nature as the Wayfaring Stranger sings of the hardships of his temporal life passing by and refers to his journeying on to a better place. This song has been recorded countless times.

Notable recordings:

* 16 Horsepower
* Alison Krauss
* Andreas Scholl
* Annah Graefe
* Bill Monroe
* Blackberry Wood
* Bob Gibson and Bob Camp
* Burl Ives
* Charlie Haden (his own voice, on The Art of Song)
* David Eugene Edwards
* Dolly Parton
* Duane Eddy
* Dusty Springfield (on the 2007 DVD Live At The BBC)
* Ego Likeness
* Eliza Carthy and Norma Waterson
* Emmylou Harris
* Eric Bibb
* Esther Ofarim
* Eva Cassidy
* Frankie Laine
* Gary Morris
* H.P. Lovecraft (band)
* Isaac Guillory
* Jack White (from the soundtrack to the movie Cold Mountain)
* Jamie Woon
* JD Sumner and the Stamps Quartet
* Jeremy Steig
* Jerry Garcia & David Grisman
* Jerry Reed
* Jo Stafford
* Joan Baez with Mimi Farina.
* John Stirratt
* Johnny Cash
* Kristin Hersh (on the “In Shock”)
* Kristin Chenoweth
* Leland Martin
* Lisbeth Scott
* Michael Franti
* Michael Parks, “Then Came Bronson”, 1969
* Michael Todd
* Mormon Tabernacle Choir
* Natalie Merchant
* Neko Case
* Papa M
* Pete Seeger
* Peter, Paul and Mary
* Richard Shindell
* Roger McGuinn
* Ronnie Hawkins
* Selfmindead
* Sixpence None the Richer
* Strawfoot
* Tennessee Ernie Ford
* Tim Buckley
* Tony Rice
* Tom Fox
* Trace Adkins
* Trampled By Turtles

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