Mother Gone to Glory
Traditional Primitive Baptist Hymn
arrangement by Suzannah Park
"Mother Gone to Glory" is an Appalachian Primitive Baptist, or shape note, song published and recorded by Jean Richie in 1951 and adapted into the Library of Congress's American Folklife Center. This song and arrangement came to me via Suzannah Park, a teacher and Appalachian folk singer in the Asheville area, and the Village Harmony community of the northeast, who have helped keep the magic of shape note singing alive and well in North America.