By Jesse P. Karlsberg

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Choccolocco. L.M.

An E minor fuging tune in 4/4 time. Composed 2009.

Text from Mercer's Cluster, 1810.

Listen to recordings:

  • Camp Fasola Composium (Youth Session), 2009

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Written during the youth session of Camp Fasola 2009 and sung the next day at the Sacred Harp Composium I directed. Inspired by the several campers who had been working on new tunes during camp. Named for Choccolocco Road, in Anniston, where Camp Fasola is held.


I am a stranger here below,
And what I am is hard to know,
I am so vile, so prone to sin,
I fear that I’m not born again.

I find myself out of the way,
My thoughts are often gone astray,
Like one alone I seem to be,
Oh, is there anyone like me?