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Thread #30766   Message #538245
Posted By: wysiwyg
30-Aug-01 - 01:39 PM
Thread Name: Lyr/Chords Req: Down to the River to Pray
Subject: Lyr Add: THE GOOD OLD WAY
Hey, look:


Tune slightly different, and the words, too.


THE GOOD OLD WAY (Traditional Spiritual)

As I went down in de valley to pray,
Studying about dat good old way,
When you shall wear de starry crown,
Good Lord, show me de way.
O mourner,* let's go down, let's do down, let's go down,
O mourner, let's go down,
Down in de valley to pray.

* Sister, etc.

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Source Description: (title page) Slave Songs of the United States. William Francis Allen, Charles Pickard Ware, and Lucy McKim Garrison; xliv, 115 p.; New York; A. Simpson & Co. 1867; Call Number M1670 .A42 (Rare Book Collection, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)

Slave Songs of the United States: Electronic Edition. Allen, William Francis, 1830-1889, Charles Pickard Ware, 1840-1921, and Lucy McKim Garrison 1842-1877.

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