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John Brown: Art and Culture

Life and History

John Brown in Song, Play and Film

The story of John Brown has influenced many writers of songs, poems and plays.  Here is a short list of some of the works.

Songs

"Glory Hally, Hallelujah" or "The John Brown Song"

Poems

"At John Brown's Grave" by Joseph Cook, LL. D.

"John Brown" by P.H. Matthews

"The Fate of Old John Brown" Air: John Anderson My Jo

Plays

Stephen Vincent Benet's "John Brown's Body"

William Branch's "In Splendid Error"

Barrie Stavis' "Harper's Ferry"

Julia Davis' "The Anvil"