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Thread #114362   Message #2454450
Posted By: Q (Frank Staplin)
30-Sep-08 - 11:47 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Add: Work Gang Songs
Subject: Lyr Add: NEVER TURN BACK
Lyr. Add: NEVER TURN BACK

1
No mo', oh, no mo'!
No mo', oh, never no mo'!
My Lord
Be here.
2
I will never
Turn back,
Never turn back
No mo', no mo'.
3
If you get there
Befo' I do,
Oh, you can tell 'em
I'm comin' too.
4
I will never turn back,
Never turn back no mo',
An' I would never turn back,
Never turn back no mo'.
5
Jesus my all
To heaven is gone,
An' whom may I fix
My hopes upon?
6
No mo', no mo',
No mo', never, my Lawd,
I would never turn back,
Never turn back no mo'.

H. W. Odum and G. B. Johnson, 1926, "Negro Workaday Songs," section on Construction Camps and Gangs, pp. 107-108.