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Henry Clay Work (1832–1884)

Work, Henry Clay. A leading American song-writer; born in Middletown, CT, Oct. 1, 1832; died in Hartford, CT, June 8, 1884. He was highly popular in three different classes of songs: of the War, as ‘Kingdom Comin’,’ ‘Wake Nicodemus,’ ‘Babylon is Fallen,’ ‘Marching Through Georgia’; of temperance, as ‘Father, Dear Father, Come Home with Me Now’; sentimental as ‘My Grandfather’s Clock’ and ‘Lily Dale.’