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Thread #12846   Message #3172075
Posted By: GUEST,barbara chandler daughter in law of lloyd ch
17-Jun-11 - 06:05 PM
Thread Name: Conversation With Death
Subject: RE: Conversation With Death
My name is barbara chandler I was in lloyd family for 45 years I was his daughter inlaw I first met lloyd when I was nine years old he come to hold a revival at our little country church he stayed that week with us and that's when I first remember hearing lloyd sing a conversation with death. He would come back to visit with each revival we held this was some time in the 1950s many times he talked to me about the song and how it came to be I wrote an essay for the journal of folk lure researsh and was published by the indannia university and am now in the process of writing a book I'm gonna give u some of the highlights of lloyds story in lloyds younger years he drank a lot a was sid to be a mean man around sodom laurel through his drinking years and being a bad man all these things finally caught up to him in a hayloft in sodom laurel him and one of his friends climed into the hayloft to sleep with their jug of liqure as lloyd lay there sleepin something came over him like a vision he described it as a vision of death and if u have ever heard the song that is. What happened to him that night it frightened him so bad that he changed his was begining to preach walking to most places he hitched hiked from church for many years telling people of his vision and how his song came about