I'll Fly Away

Author: Albert E. Brumley

Albert Edward Brumley (1905–1977) was a shape note gospel music composer and publisher. Brumley was born near Spiro, Oklahoma on October 29, 1905. Pre-Dustbowl Oklahoma was primarily made up of sparse agricultural communities; Brumley's family was no different. He spent much of his early life chopping and picking cotton on his family's farm. In 1926, he enrolled in the Hartford Musical Institute of Hartford, Arkansas, and studied there through 1931. The Institute was led by Eugene Monroe Bartlett (1884–1941), owner of the Hartford Music Company. Brumley purchased Hartford Music Company in 1948. Albert Brumley married Goldie Edith Schell in 1931. They lived on the banks of Big Sugar Creek in Powell, Missouri, where they raised six… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Some glad morning when this life is o'er
Title: I'll Fly Away
Author: Albert E. Brumley
Language: English
Refrain First Line: I'll fly away, O glory
Copyright: © 1932 in "Wonderful Message" by Hartford Music Company. Renewed 1960 by Albert E. Brumley & Sons (SESAC) (admin. by ICG)



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