1877–1958

Introduction

Born: Au­gust 5, 1877, on a farm near Line­ville, Al­a­ba­ma.

Died: Ju­ly 3, 1958.

Buried: Shan­non Rose Hill Park, Fort Worth, Tex­as.

Biography

Woodie was the hus­band of Ada Eliz­a­beth Bates.

He pub­lished his first song in 1898, and went on to write hun­dreds of pieces. He was pas­tor or vi­si­tor at ma­ny churches in Tex­as through the years, fi­nal­ly mov­ing back to Fort Worth in 1935.

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Lyrics

Music

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