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Thread #41005 Message #2117926
Posted By: Q (Frank Staplin)
02-Aug-07 - 10:40 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Add: Old Ship of Zion (spiritual)
Subject: Lyr Add: THE OLD SHIP OF ZION
Lyr. Add: THE OLD SHIP OF ZION (XIII)
Oh! eb'rything's ready,-
De wind is steady,
An' de folks keep a-crowdin' to the gospel ship;
'Tis the best time to ride
On de Jordan tide-
Dar's no use o' waitin' for de 'scursion trip!
Dey's a-loosenin' de line,
An' soon she'll be gwine,
For yonder come de deck-hands to push her off de bank;
She's a-puffin'! she's a-puffin'!
An' she nebber waits for nuffin'-
Better git abode, sinners, 'fo' dey pull in de plank!
Another of the many versions of this old song. From The Century Magazine, March 1882, vol. 23 no. 5, p. 797.
No information published with the poem.