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Lyr Add: How yo' do believer how yo' do today

Q (Frank Staplin) 27 Nov 08 - 06:08 PM
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Subject: Lyr Add: How yo' do believer how yo' do today
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 27 Nov 08 - 06:08 PM

HOW YO' DO BELIEVER HOW YO' DO TODAY
St. Helena Island spiritual

1
How yo' do believer how yo' do today
Tank Gawd I git obuh Jerdan
(both lines repeated)
2
How yo' do mourners how yo' do today
Tank Gawd I git obuh Jerdan
3
How yo' do sinners how yo' do today
Tank Gawd I git obuh Jerdan
4
Go your way and sin no more
Tank Gawd I git obuh Jerdan.
Chorus:
Obuh Jerdan, obuh Jerdan
Tank Gawd I git obuh Jerdan.

The melody is the same as for the following spiritual:

Lyr. Add: WHEN I GIT IN HEBEN IN MUH ELBOW CHAIR
St. Helena Island Spiritual

1
When I git in heben in muh elbow chair
tank Gawd I git obuh Jerdan
Then I will rock like angel rock
tank Gawd I git obuh Jerdan.

Chorus:
Obuh Jerdan obuh Jerdan
tank Gawd I git obuh Jerdan
Obuh Jerdan obuh Jerdan
tank Gawd I git obuh Jerdan.

2
One mornin' by de break of day
Tank Gawd I git obuh Jerdan
Heard a voice and saw no one
Tank Gawd I git obuh Jerdan.
3
'Twas King Jedus passin' by
Tank Gawd I git obuh Jerdan
'Twas King Jedus passin' by
Tank Gawd I git obuh Jerdan.

Rendered in simplified Gullah.
No. 90, with musical score, 4/4, pp. 74-75, Nicholas George Julius Ballanta-(Taylor), 1925, "Saint Helena Island Spirituals," Recorded and Transcribed at Penn Normal Industrial and Agricultural School, St. Helena Island, Beaufort Co., SC. Diploma 1924, Institute of Musical Art, NYC; printed by G. Schirmer Inc. NY.

For information on Penn Center and Penn School Historic District, the center of Gullah culture:
Penn Center

See thread 64333 for secular and other versions. How do you do


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