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Thread #26108   Message #3322387
Posted By: Q (Frank Staplin)
13-Mar-12 - 04:32 PM
Thread Name: Origin: He's Got the Whole World in His Hands
Subject: RE: Origin: He's Got the Whole World in His Hands
The first recording I have found is Frank Warner, 1952, "American Folk Songs and Ballads". Electra records.
Any earlier?
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Wikipedia says it was first published in Boatner, Edward, 1927, "Spirituals Triumphant, Old and New," Sunday School Publishing Board, National Baptist Convention.

Where Sue Thomas got it may be discussed in Warner, Anne & Frank, 1984, "Traditional American Folk Songs from the Anne and Frank Warner Collection," Syracuse University Press (not seen).

The above has been posted previously by Joe Offer, I have added references to the published books.