Eben E. Rexford

Eben E. Rexford

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Eben Eugene Rexford (16 July 1848 - 18 October 1916) was an American writer and poet, and author of lyrics to popular and gospel songs. Born in Johnsburg, New York, he moved with his family to Ellington, Wisconsin in 1855. His first poems were published in the New York Ledger when Rexford was 14. Among the many songs he wrote, Rexford is best remembered for the lyrics to Silver Threads Among the Gold which were set to music by Hart Pease Danks. This song was one of the first items to be recorded mechanically. Another poem which has had continuing popularity is "The Ride of Paul Venarez," which is considered to be a "cowboy poem," even though the author was from Wisconsin. It has been turned into a song, "Billy Venero," and has a colorful history.show more

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  • Paperback | 136 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 8mm | 209g
  • Fer Publishing
  • United States
  • English
  • 6136686929
  • 9786136686929