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Capitol City Shape Note Singing

Loeb Reception Center, Montgomery, Alabama

Thursday, July 20, 2017

The 31st annual Capitol City Shape Note Singing was held on the third Thursday in July. Bill Hogan called the class to order at 9:30 a.m. by leading 59 (CB). Steve Grauberger welcomed the singers on behalf of the Alabama Center for Traditional Culture. Bill led 36b (CB). Tim Taylor offered the morning prayer.

Leaders: Leaders: Edith Eddins 77t (CB); Robert Chambless 283 (CB) (dedicated to Christine Keeble); Ewan Eddins 53 (CB); Hubert Nall 84 (CB); Dana Eddins 68t (CB); Dorothea Maynard 229 (CB); Buell Cobb 150 (CB); Nancy Hogan 464 (CB); Eric Eddins 29t (CB); Judy Chambless 109 (CH); Jim Carnes 63t (CH); Mary Amelia Taylor 64 (CH); Kaitlyn Bailey 268 (CH); Evie Eddins 133 (CH); Henry Guthrie 547 (CH) (in memory of John Merritt); Calum Woods 172 (CH); Sam Wright 292 (CH); Zilpha Cornett 86t (CH).


This session included selections from The Sacred Harp, 1991 Edition and The Colored Sacred Harp. Leaders: Gary Padgett 442; Amber Davis 391; Jim Aaron 47b; Jack Nelson 180; Elam Eddins 297; Chita Blakeley 430; Marlin Beasley 318; Ava Bohannon 143 (in memory of Ercyl Vidrine); John Plunkett 109; Chris Parris 454; Richard Mauldin 358; Dorothea Maynard 361; Taylor Kennedy 457; Judy Chambless 165; Ewan Eddins 107; Jim Carnes 171; Eric Eddins 178; Kaitlyn Bailey 490; Billy See and Vickie See 480; Bill Hogan 4 (CSH); Buell Cobb 92 (CSH); Richard Mauldin 29t (CSH); Steve Grauberger 18 (CSH); Sam Wright 89 (CSH); John Plunkett 12 (CSH); Stanley Smith, Bill Hogan, and Nancy Hogan “Lord, Give Me Just A Little More Time”. Richard Mauldin asked the blessing before the meal.


Kaitlyn Bailey brought the class to order leading 98 (CB). Leaders: Eli Eddins 47t (CB); Tim Taylor 414 (CB); Ezra Eddins 63 (CB); Chita Blakeley 465 (CB); Steve Grauberger 572 (CB); Zilpha Cornett 122 (CB) (in memory of her father); Ethan Eddins 274b (CB); Evie Eddins 38t (CB); Hubert Nall 507b (CB); Amber Davis 511b (CB); Jillian Parris and Jasmine Parris 159 (CB); Jack Nelson and Bill Hogan 117 (CH); Mary Amelia Taylor 336t (CH); Henry Guthrie 131 (CH); Calum Woods 54 (CH); Karen Clark 189 (CH); Nancy Hogan 166 (CH); Bill Hogan 50 (CH); Tim Taylor 322 (CH); Kaitlyn Bailey 111b (CH); Chris Parris 68 (CH); Robert Chambless 225t; Marlin Beasley 285t; Waylon Blakeley 560; Billy See and Vickie See 312b; Linda Thomas 217; Jim Aaron 503; Calum Woods 28b; Karen Clark 234; Stanley Smith 24 (CSH), 59b, (CSH) and 87 (CSH).

After announcements, the Eddins family (on their 5th singing anniversary), Calum Woods, Stanley Smith, and Bill Hogan led 91t (CSH) as the closing song. Hubert Nall offered the closing prayer.

Chairman—Bill Hogan; Vice Chairman—Stanley Smith; Secretary—Nancy Hogan