Complainer (William Walker)
- Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2018-07-04). Score information: 7 x 10 inches (landscape), 1 page, 47 kB Copyright: Public Domain
- Edition notes: Arranged by William Hauser, Notes in four-shape format, as published in 1848. Five stanzas included. A note in The Hesperian Harp says "Parts by W. H.," which means Hauser wrote the Treble, Alto, and Bass parts to Walker's Tenor.
- Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2018-07-03). Score information: 7 x 10 inches (landscape), 1 page, 48 kB Copyright: Public Domain
- Edition notes: Notes in four-shape format, as published in 1835. Five stanzas included.
First published: 1835 in Southern Harmony, p. 18, for three voices: Treble-Tenor-Bass; Alto part added by Walker in his Christian Harmony, 1867
2nd published: 1844 in The Sacred Harp, p. 141
3rd published: 1848 in The Hesperian Harp, added Alto part
4th published: 1867 in William Walker's The Christian Harmony, added a differemt Alto part
5th published: 1911 in The Sacred Harp (1911)
Description: This tune was also arranged by William Hauser in 1848. This is in The Sacred Harp, p. 141, 1844 to the present, in three parts until the 1911 edition, when William Walker's Alto was added. Words by an unknown author, apparently first published in John Purify, A Selection of Hymns and Spiritual Songs, in Two Parts. Raleigh, North Carolina: J. Gales and Son, 1833 (first edition 1826, not seen), with eight stanzas; Walker only has five.
Original text and translations
Original text and translations may be found at I am a great complainer.