A song from the pages of "The Voice of The Fugitive", an abolitionist newspaper published in Sandwich Ontario (near Windsor) by Henry Bibb. No author is credited, but it is a topical rewrite of a hymn (of the same name) composed by Welsh hymn writer William Williams Pantycelyn in 1772. The melody indicated is a hymn tune called "Siberia". Old hymn melodies often have their own names since they were (and still are) used for the singing of multiple sets of words. Siberia is the tune associated with the original hymn.
|Title||Oh The Gloomy Hills of Darkness|
|Subject||Choral Music Politics & Conflict African-Canadian|
|Keywords||abolitionist African-Canadian underground railway Voice of the Fugitive|
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