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Thread #81820   Message #3318323
Posted By: Q (Frank Staplin)
06-Mar-12 - 02:31 PM
Thread Name: Origins: Roll, Alabama Roll
Subject: RE: Origins: Roll, Alabama Roll
The old hymn "Roll, Jordan, Roll" pops into my mind but I can see no connection other than similarity of title form.

From Ballanta-(Taylor), St. Helena Island spirituals-
Roll, Jerdon, roll
Roll, Jerdon, roll
My Soul arise in heben Lawd
To hear sweet Jerdon roll.