1899-1993
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July 1, 1899, Villa Rica, Georgia.

January 23, 1993, Chicago, Illinois.

Oak Woods Cemetery, Chicago, Illinois.

Son of a Baptist minister, Dorsey provided music for performers such as Tampa Red, Ma Rainey, and Bessie Smith, writing some 200 songs in his lifetime.

  1. Dear Friends and Kindred
  2. Each Day the Sun Comes Out to Shine
  3. God Be with You
  4. How Many Times Have I Wounded His Heart
  5. How Well Do I Remember
  6. I Am Tired and So Weary
  7. I Was Lost in Sin and Sorrow
  8. I Was Standing by the Bedside of a Neighbor
  9. If I Don’t Get There
  10. I’ll Tell of the Savior
  11. I’m So Tired and So Weary
  12. It’s My Desire to Do Some Good Thing
  13. Let My Sinful Days Be Left Behind
  14. Like a Ship That’s Tossed and Driven
  15. My Way Gets Brighter
  16. Oft Time We Have Too Many Troubles
  17. Precious Lord, Take My Hand
  18. There’ll Be Peace in the Valley
  19. There’s a Day That Is Coming
  20. There’s a God Somewhere
  21. Well, I’m So Tired and So Weary
  22. When I’ve Done the Best I Can
  23. When My Way Grows Drear
  24. You Know When I’m Right, Lord