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Posted By: Q (Frank Staplin)
18-Jun-11 - 08:36 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Add: Songs of the Bahamas
Subject: Lyr Add: DIG MY GRAVE LONG AND NARROW (Bahamas)
Lyr. Add: DIG MY GRAVE LONG AND NARROW
Gospel

1
Dig my grave long an' narrow,
Make my coffin long an' strong.
Dig my grave long an' narrow,
Make my coffin long an' strong.
2
Bright angels to my feet,
Bright angels to my head,
Bright angels to carry me
When I die.
3
Oh, me little soul goin' shine,
Oh, my little soul goin' shine like a star,
Oh, me little soul goin' shine like a star,
Good Lord, I'm bound to heav'n at last.

With musical score, no. 80.
A. L. Lloyd and Isabel Aretz de Ramón y Rivera, 1965, Folk Songs of the Americas, Novello & Co. Ltd., London.