CHESTER G. ALLEN

Chester G. Allen (1838-1878) was born in Westford, New York. He taught music in the public schools of Cleveland, Ohio, and Cooperstown, New York. He was editor the New York Musical Gazette, edited and compiled collections of music for schools and churches, co-authored a volume on voice culture, and composed many hymns and songs. His most well-known song is the tune he composed for Fanny Crosby’s words “Praise Him, praise Him— Jesus, our blessed Redeemer.” His wife was Cornelia E. Doubleday of Cooperstown, New York, who was the niece of the legendary Abner Doubleday. He died in Cooperstown.

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Chick-A-Dee-Dee

 
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Cuckoo

 
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Evening song

 
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Evening star

 
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Mother, childhood, friends

 
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Parting

 
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Polly Wants a Cracker

 
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