Quotation by Thomas Brigham Bishop

John Brown's body lies a-moldering in the grave,
His soul is marching on.
Thomas Brigham Bishop (1835–1905), U.S. songwriter. Attributed. John Brown's Body (c. 1861).

Other attributions of this song include Henry Howard Brownell and Charles Sprague Hall. Abolitionist John Brown was hanged Dec. 2, 1859; the dignity and sincerity which he displayed during his widely reported trial led many to regard him as a martyr.
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