Little Draketown can boast of famous musical sons, the most recognized of whom flourished a century ago, but whose work even today provides material for recording artists. Homer Franklin Morris (1875-1955) was a well-known publisher and composer who cofounded the Morris-Henson Publishing Company. This firm emerged in the 1920's as one of Georgia's leading gospel music publishers.
Morris is responsible for the standard Row Us Over The Tide, which seems first to have appeared in a 1910 collection. It's famous opening verse consists of these touching words:
Two little wandering orphans one day,
Down by the lone riverside,
Ventured at last to the boatman and plead,
Row us over the tide...