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Subject: Jubilee Songs, Fisk Jubilee Singers
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 26 Apr 10 - 05:22 PM

Jubilee Songs

A great Camp-meeting in the promised land
A Happy New Year
A little more faith in Jesus
Anchor in the Lord
Angels Waiting at the door

Been a listening
Benediction
Bright sparkles in the Churchyard

Children, you'll be called on
Children, we all shall be free
Chilly Water
Come, all of God's children
Come down, angels
Come, let us all go down

Deep River
Did not old Pharoah get lost?
Didn't my Lord deliver Daniel
Don't you grieve after me
Down by the River

Farewell, my brother
From every grave-yard

Gabriel's Trumpet's going to blow
Getting ready to die
Gideon's Band
Give me Jesus
Go down Moses
Go, chain the lion down
Good-bye, Brothers
Good news, the chariot's coming
Good old Chariot
Grace
Gwine to ride up in the Chariot

Hail! Hail!
Hard trials
He arose
He rose from the dead
He's the Lily of the Valley

I am going to die no more
I ain't got weary yet
I know that my Redeemer lives
I'll hear the trumpet sound
I'm a rolling
I'm a travelling to the grave
I'm going to live with Jesus
I'm going to sing all the way
I'm so glad (no. 32)
I'm so glad (no. 107)
I'm troubled in mind
I want to be ready; or, walk in Jerusalem just like John
In Bright Mansions above
Inching along
In the River of Jordan
In that great getting-up morning
I've been in the storm so long
I've been redeemed
I've just come from the Fountain

John Brown's Body
Judgement-day is rolling round
Judgement will find you so

Keep me from sinking down
Keep your lamps trimmed and burning

Listen to the angels
Love feast in Heaven
Lord, I wish I had a come
Lord's Prayer

Many thousand gone
March on
Mary and Martha
Move along
My good Lord's been here
My Lord, what a mourning
My Lord's writing all the time
My ship is on the ocean
My way's cloudy
Nobody knows the trouble I see
Now we take this feeble body

Oh! holy Lord
Oh, Brothers are you getting ready?
Oh, give me the wings
Oh, make a-me holy
Oh, wasn't that a wide river
Oh, yes! Oh, yes!
Old ship of Zion
O redeemed
O! Sinner Man

Peter, go ring them bells
Prepare us
Reign, Master Jesus
Reign, O reign
Ride on, King Jesus
Rise and Shine
Rise, Mourners
Rise, shine, for thy light is a-coming
Roll, Jordan, roll
Room enough
Run to Jesus

Save me, Lord, save me
Shine, shine (no. 28)
Shine, shine (no. 98)
Sweet Canaan
Show me the way
Some of these mornings
Steal away
Swing low, sweet Chariot

'Tis Jordan's River
The General Roll
The Gospel train
The Rocks and the Mountains
The Angels changed my Name
There's a meeting here tonight
The Ten Virgins
The work's being done
They led my Lord away
This Old Time religion
Turn back Pharoah's army

Wait a little while
Way over Jordan
We are almost home
We are climbing the hills of Zion
We'll die in the Field
We'll overtake the Army
We'll stand the Storm
We shall walk thro' the valley
What kind of shoes are you going to wear
When Moses smote the water
When shall I get there
Wrestling Jacob

Zion's Children

All with musical scores. J. B. T. Marsh, The Story of the Jubilee Singers with Their Songs. 1880s, Houghton Mifflin. Songs appear in several editions, USA and UK, 1870s-1880s.

Joe, if you wish to combine in another thread, OK. This is an edited PermaThread, moderated by Q. Feel free to post here, but note that we reserve the right to edit or delete all messages.

-Joe Offer-


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Subject: RE: Jubilee Songs, Fisk Jubilee Singers
From: Jack Campin
Date: 26 Apr 10 - 08:19 PM

I've got a copy of this book so I guess I could help out with transcribing some of it.


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Subject: RE: Jubilee Songs, Fisk Jubilee Singers
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 26 Apr 10 - 09:46 PM

It would be nice to have all 128 in Mudcat.
Perhaps each should have its own thread, or join other versions of the same spiritual in a single thread.

Some already have been posted; e. g., Jim Dixon posted He's the Lily of the Valley in thread 120649 (taken from an earlier printing, Pike, 1870s, but identical).

(A different hymn, Lily of the Valley was linked in thread 54116, words Charles W. Fry 1881, music Will S. Hays, c. 1871).

The two should not be confused.

Joe might want to comment.


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Subject: RE: Jubilee Songs, Fisk Jubilee Singers
From: Joe Offer
Date: 26 Apr 10 - 10:17 PM

Hmmm. I think in general when you're posting a number of songs from a hymnal, it's best to put them all in one thread. If you remember, put the title of the song in the title of the message. If you forget, a volunteer will most likely change it for you.
If there's need to study a particular song and post several versions of it, then it would make sense to have a separate thread for a song (but I think I'd still post a copy in the thread from that songbook if you're posting all the songs from a book. You know, like we did for the John A. Stone songs.

-Joe-


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Subject: RE: Jubilee Songs, Fisk Jubilee Singers
From: Richie
Date: 26 Apr 10 - 11:00 PM

Hi,

Maybe someone can tell me what edition this is:

http://books.google.com/books?id=_BsaNlIjiXUC&pg=PP7&lpg=PP6&vq=130&dq=Live+Humble+negro&lr=&ie=ISO-8859-1&output=html

Waht about other editions? How many are there? What differneces are there?

Richie


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Subject: RE: Jubilee Songs, Fisk Jubilee Singers
From: Richie
Date: 26 Apr 10 - 11:04 PM

The A-B songs with notes are here:

http://bluegrassmessengers.com.temp.realssl.com/traditional-and-public-domain-gospel-a-b.aspx

Richie


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Subject: RE: Jubilee Songs, Fisk Jubilee Singers
From: wysiwyg
Date: 27 Apr 10 - 11:30 AM

Folks, I will reference this thread in the Spirituals permathread, and then index into that the songs you post here, when you finish your project. Can someone drop me a PM when that's ready?

Thanks,

~Susan


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Subject: RE: Jubilee Songs, Fisk Jubilee Singers
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 27 Apr 10 - 02:47 PM

Richie, the book you link at 11:00 PM is incomplete (Those listed in black in the index are not included).

The complete edition by Marsh is online:

http://www.archive.org/details/storyofjubileesi00mars

Copies of Marsh, and Pike, are reasonable in used book lists; so many thousands were printed.


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Subject: RE: Jubilee Songs, Fisk Jubilee Singers
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 27 Apr 10 - 02:50 PM

That link:
Story Jubilee


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Subject: RE: Jubilee Songs, Fisk Jubilee Singers
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 27 Apr 10 - 02:54 PM

Sorry, I should have checked- the copy I linked is badly done and NO music. I will look for another- should be online.


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Subject: RE: Jubilee Songs, Fisk Jubilee Singers
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 27 Apr 10 - 03:03 PM

Access to Gutenberg book "forbidden." Google has preempted(?). Nasty people!

I have posted (and others have too) several of the songs, some in the last few days, but I would suggest that all be put in this thread in any case. I think Joe wouldn't object to the duplication, and looking them up would be simpler.

Any volunteers besides Jack Campin and myself? Each taking a portion of the list. No musical scores, but most are in the partial book linked by Richie.


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Subject: RE: Jubilee Songs, Fisk Jubilee Singers
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 27 Apr 10 - 03:07 PM

Richie, your A-B list has some from the original singers, and some from later Jubilee groups. Incomplete for the early songs.


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Subject: A Great Camp-meeting in the Promised Land
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 27 Apr 10 - 04:38 PM

Marsh, alphabetical listings;

No. 114. A Great Camp-meeting in the Promised Land
From "Hampton and its students:" by per.

Chorus:
Don't you get weary,
There's a great camp-meeting in the Promised Land.
Going to mourn and never tire,.....
Mourn and never tire,
Mourn and never tire,
There's a great camp-meeting in the Promised Land.
1
Oh, walk together, children,
Don't you get weary,
Walk together, children,
Don't you get weary,
Walk together, children,
Cho.
2
Oh, talk together, children,
Don't you get weary,
Talk together, children,
Don't you get weary,
Talk together, children,
Cho.
3
Oh sing together children,
Don't you get weary,
Sing together, children,
Don't you get weary,
Sing together, children,
Cho.


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Subject: Happy New Year
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 27 Apr 10 - 04:46 PM

No. 92. A Happy New Year

Chorus:
What a happy new year,
What a Happy new year,
What a happy, what a happy, what a happy new year.
1
I'm running thro' grace
To that happy place;
Thro' grace I'm determined
To see my Lord's face.
2
One thing I do find,
I'll keep it in mind,
He won't live in glory
And leave me behind.
3
O sinner, believe
Christ will you receive,
For all things are ready,
And you stand in need.


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Subject: A Little More Faith in Jesus
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 27 Apr 10 - 04:59 PM

No. 60. A Little More Faith in Jesus

Chorus:
All I want,
All I want,
All I want is a little more faith in Jesus.
1
Whenever we meet you here we say,
A little more faith in Jesus,
Pray what's the order of the day?
A little more faith in Jesus.
2
I tell you now as I told you before,
A little more faith in Jesus,
To the promised land I'm bound to go,
A little more faith in Jesus.
Cho.
3
Oh! Hallelujah to the lamb,
A little more faith in Jesus,
The Lord is on the giving hand,
A little more faith in Jesus.
4
I do believe without a doubt,
A little more faith in Jesus,
That Christians have a right to shout,
A little more faith in Jesus.
Cho.
5
Shout, you children, shout, you're free,
A little more faith in Jesus,
For Christ has bought this liberty,
A little more faith in Jesus.
Cho.


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Subject: Anchor in the Lord
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 27 Apr 10 - 05:05 PM

No. 99. Anchor in the Lord

Chorus:
Anchor, believer, anchor, anchor in the Lord,
Throw your anchor any way, anchor in the Lord.
1
Throw it to my dear mother's door,
Anchor in the Lord.
Throw it to my dear mother's door,
Anchor in the Lord.
2
Throw it to my dear father's door,
Anchor in the Lord.
Throw it to my dear father's door,
Anchor in the Lord.
3
Throw it to my dear sister's door,
Anchor in the Lord.
Throw it to my dear sister's door,
Anchor in the Lord.


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Subject: RE: Jubilee Songs, Fisk Jubilee Singers
From: Amos
Date: 27 Apr 10 - 06:03 PM

I learned A Little More Faith listening to Blind Lemon play it; but I only remember one verse:

Talk about me
As much as you please
I want a little more faith in
Jesus
Talk about me
Down on my knees
I want a little more faith in
Jesus

He plays it as a raggy number with his infallible steady bass thumb driving the song along.


A


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Subject: Angels Waiting at the Door
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 27 Apr 10 - 08:04 PM

No. 70. Angels Waiting at the Door

1
My sister's took her flight and gone home,
And the angel's waiting at the door.
My sister's took her flight and gone home,
And the angel's waiting at the door.

Chorus:
Tell all my father's children,
Don't you grieve for me,
Tell all my father's children,
Don't you grieve for me.

2
She has laid down her cross and gone home,
And the angel's waiting at the door.
She &
cho.
3
She has taken up her crown and gone home,
And the angel's waiting at the door.
She &
cho.


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Subject: Been a Listening
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 27 Apr 10 - 08:13 PM

No. 20. Been a Listening

Chorus:
Been a listening all the night long,
Been a listening all the night long,
Been a listening all the night long,
To hear some sinner pray.

1
Some say that John the Baptist
was nothing but a Jew,
But the Holy Bible tells us
he was a preacher too.
2
Go read the third of Matthew,
And read th chapter thro',
It is the guide for Christians,
and tells them what to do.

4/4


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Subject: Benediction
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 27 Apr 10 - 08:18 PM

No. 128. Benediction
As sung by the Jubilee Singers.
T. F. Seward

The Lord bless thee, and keep thee,
The Lord make his face shine upon thee,
and be gracious unto thee;
The Lord lift up his countenance upon thee, ....
and give thee peace.
Amen.


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Subject: Bright Sparkles in the Churchyard
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 27 Apr 10 - 08:48 PM

No. 105. Bright Sparkles in the Churchyard
As sung by the "Hampton Students."

May the Lord, He will be glad of me,
May the Lord, He will be glad of me,
May the Lord, He will be glad of me,
In the heaven He'll rejoice.

In the heaven once,
In the heaven twice,
In the heaven he'll rejoice.
In the heaven once,
In the heaven twice,
In the heaven he'll rejoice.

Duo- Soprano and Tenor.
Bright sparkles in the churchyard
Give light unto the tomb,

Trio- 1st and 2nd Soprano and Alto.
Bright summer, Spring's over,
Sweet flowers in their bloom.

Quartette.
Bright sparkles in the churchyard,
Give light unto the tomb.
Bright summer, Spring's over,
Sweet flowers in their bloom.

Tutti.
My mother once, my mother twice,
my mother, she'll rejoice;
In the heaven once,
In the heaven twice,
In the heaven she'll rejoice.

Mother, rock me in the cradle all the day .... all the day,
Mother, rock me in the cradle all the day .... all the day,
Mother, rock me in the cradle all the day .... all the day,
Mother, rock me in the cradle all the day .... all the day,

Quartette
All the day          all the day
          all the day          all the day
Oh, rock me in the cradle all the day ....
all the day            all the day
            all the day            all the day

Oh, mother, don't you love your darling child,
Oh, rock me in the cradle all the day
Etc.

You may lay me down to sleep, my mother dear,
Diminuendo
Oh, rock me in the cradle all the day ....
                                  all the day.

(Subject to editing). Rather complete musical score.


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Subject: RE: Jubilee Songs, Fisk Jubilee Singers
From: masato sakurai
Date: 27 Apr 10 - 09:26 PM

These editions are available online from the Internet Archive:

J. B. T. Marsh, The Story of the Jubilee Singers: with Their Songs, 7th edition (London: Hodder and Stoughton, 1877)

J. B. T. Marsh, The Story of the Jubilee Singers: with Their Songs, revised edition (Boston: Houghton, Mifflin, 1880)

J. B. T. Marsh, The Story of the Jubilee Singers: with Their Songs, revised edition (Boston: Houghton, Mifflin, 1881)

J. B. T. Marsh, The Story of the Jubilee Singers Including Their Songs, with Supplement by F.J. Loudin (London: Hodder and Stoughton, 1903)


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Subject: Children, You'll Be Called On
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 27 Apr 10 - 09:37 PM

No. 16. Children, You'll Be Called On

1
Children, you'll be called on
To march in the field of battle,
When this warfare'll be ended,
Hallelu.
2
Preachers, you'll be called on
To march in the field etc.
3
Sinners, you'll be called on
To march in the field etc.
4
Seekers, you'll be called on
To march in the field etc.
5
Christians, you'll be called on
To march in the field etc.

Chorus:
When this warfare'll be ended,
I'm a soldier of the jubilee,
This warfare'll be ended,
I'm a soldier of the cross.


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Subject: RE: Jubilee Songs, Fisk Jubilee Singers
From: masato sakurai
Date: 27 Apr 10 - 09:46 PM

See also G.D. Pike, The Jubilee Singers: and Their Campaign for Twenty Thousand Dollars (Boston: Lee and Shepard, 1873). Jubilee songs are on pp. 161ff.


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Subject: RE: Jubilee Songs, Fisk Jubilee Singers
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 27 Apr 10 - 09:50 PM

The 1880 revised edition has the songs I am posting, but I assume they are all the same.

Thanks, Masato.


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Subject: RE: Jubilee Songs, Fisk Jubilee Singers
From: Richie
Date: 28 Apr 10 - 01:36 AM

Amos,

I think "A Little More Faith" is by Rev. Gary Davis. If you know the complete lyrics, please post.

Q- actually all the lyrics at my site are there for A-B except "Happy New Year" which will appear in my H titles some day.

Several of the Jubilee songs in the link I posts are different. I'm not sure how many, I'll try and figure it out and post those.

Seems like the songs posted by Masato in the different editions are the same. Anyone see any different songs?

Thanks for posting these.

Richie


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Subject: RE: Jubilee Songs, Fisk Jubilee Singers
From: greg stephens
Date: 28 Apr 10 - 07:17 AM

The late great Adrian Mitchell left an unperformed play about the Jubilee Singers, which is due for a radio performance on BBC Radio 3(?) sometime this year I think. Should be good!


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Subject: RE: Jubilee Songs, Fisk Jubilee Singers
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 28 Apr 10 - 01:31 PM

Richie, they are the same, but some printings have left out some of the 128. One will have to use Masato's links for the music, or buy a copy. I think those linked by Masato are complete, but I haven't checked thoroughly.
Joe says continue these posts; Jack Campin also will be posting some.


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Subject: Children, We All Shall Be Free
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 28 Apr 10 - 03:17 PM

No. 6 Children, We All Shall Be Free

Chorus:
Children, we all shall be free,
Children, we all shall be free,
Children, we all shall be free,
When the Lord shall appear.

1
We want no cowards in our band,
That from their colors fly,
We call for valiant-hearted men,
That are not afraid to die.
2
We see the pilgrim as he lies,
With glory in his soul;
To Heaven he lifts his longing eyes,
And bids this world adieu.
3
Give ease to the sick, give sight to the blind,
Enable the cripple to walk;
He'll raise the dead from under the earth,
And give them permission to fly.

"The words, "On Jordan's stormy banks I stand," are sometimes sung to this strain."


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Subject: Chilly Water
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 28 Apr 10 - 03:39 PM

No. 127. Chilly Water

1
Chilly water, chilly water,
Hallelujah to that Lamb.
I know that water is chilly and cold,
And-a Hallelujah to that Lamb.

Chilly water, chilly water,
Hallelujah to that Lamb,
I have Jesus in-a my soul,
And-a Hallelujah to the Lamb.

2
In-a that ark, the little dove mourned,
And hallelujah to that Lamb.
Christ Jesus standing as the corner stone,
And hallelujah to the Lamb.
3
Old Satan's just like a snake in the grass,
And hallelujah to the Lamb,
Watching for to bite you as a-you pass,
And hallelujah to that lamb.
4
Oh, brothers and sisters, one and all,
And hallelujah to the Lamb,
You had better be ready when the roll is called,
And hallelujah to the Lamb.


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Subject: RE: Jubilee Songs, Fisk Jubilee Singers
From: Richie
Date: 28 Apr 10 - 10:47 PM

BTW, "A Happy New Year" is sung at a "Watch Meeting" which is special service held on New Years eve at the church. I have another version and info if you're interested,

Richie


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Subject: RE: Jubilee Songs, Fisk Jubilee Singers
From: masato sakurai
Date: 29 Apr 10 - 01:29 PM

Two more books:

[Theo. F. Seward,] Jubilee Songs: As Sung by the Jubilee Singers, of Fisk University, (Nashville, Tenn.) under the Auspices of the American Missionary Association (New York: Biglow & Main, [n.d.])

G.D. Pike, The Singing Campaign for Ten Thousand Pounds; or The Jubilee Singers in Great Britain, revised edition (American Missionary Associatrion, 1875)


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Subject: RE: Jubilee Songs, Fisk Jubilee Singers
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 29 Apr 10 - 01:46 PM

The Seward above (Masato, ("Two More....") is incomplete.
Some scores in Pike are slightly different from those in March, e. g., Roll, Jordan, Roll


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Subject: RE: Jubilee Songs, Fisk Jubilee Singers
From: dick greenhaus
Date: 29 Apr 10 - 01:55 PM

You can hear recordings of the Fisk Jubilee Singers: DOCUMENT 5533. 5534, 5535. $16 each at CAMSCO Music.


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Subject: RE: Jubilee Songs, Fisk Jubilee Singers
From: Richie
Date: 30 Apr 10 - 01:15 AM

I think the Seward was published in 1872 and is the first edition,

Richie


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Subject: RE: Jubilee Songs, Fisk Jubilee Singers
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 30 Apr 10 - 01:15 PM

Theo. F. Seward only included 24 songs in his little book; he wrote additionally in forwards to later volumes (Pike, Marsh; 1875 and later) with 128 songs.
To go to the songs with music in the Pike volume, enter n235 and hit enter; the page with the first song (p. 207 in the book) will appear.


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Subject: Come, All of God's Children
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 30 Apr 10 - 01:42 PM

No. 121. Come, All of God's Children


Come, all of God's children,
In the field,
Come all of God's children,
In the field,
Come, all of God's children,
In the field of battle-glory
in-a my soul.
1
Oh, the preachers want warriors
In the field,
The preachers want warriors
In the field,
Oh, the preachers want warriors
in the field of battle-glory
In-a my soul.
2
Oh, you must bow low to get in the field,
Oh, you must bow low to get in the field,
Oh, you must bow low to get in the field of battle-glory
In-a my soul.
3
Oh, we will shout when we get in the field,
Oh, we will shout when we get in the field,
Oh, we will shout when we get in the field of battle-glory
In-a my soul.

(Line capitalization not consistent. No chorus indicated, but the first lines may have been used as one).


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Subject: Come Down, Angels
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 30 Apr 10 - 01:54 PM

No. 106. Come Down, Angels

Chorus:
Come down, angels, trouble the water,
Come down angels, trouble the water,
Come down, angels, trouble the water,
Let God's saints come in,
Oh, Let God's saints come in.
1
I love to shout, I love to sing,
Let God's saints come in,
I love to praise my heav'nly King,
Let God's saints come in.
2
I think I hear the sinner say,
Let God's saints come in,
My saviour taught me how to pray,
Let God's saints come in.
3
I hope to meet my brother there,
Let God's saints come in,
That us'd to join with me in pray'r,
Let God's saints come in.
4
Didn't Jesus tell you once before,
Let God's saints come in,
To go in peace and sin no more,
Let God's saints come in.


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Subject: Come, Let Us All Go Down
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 30 Apr 10 - 02:04 PM

No. 33. Come, Let Us All Go Down

1
I went down in the valley to pray,
Studying about that good old way;
You shall wear the starry crown,
Good Lord, show me the way.
2
I think I hear the sinner say,
Come, let's go down in the valley to pray;
You shall wear the starry crown,
Good Lord, show me the way.
3
I think I heard the mourner say,
Come, let's go down in the valley to pray;
You shall wear the starry crown,
Good Lord, show me the way.

By and by we'll all go down, all go down, all go down,
By and by we'll all go down,
Down in the valley to pray.


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Subject: Deep River
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 30 Apr 10 - 09:03 PM

No. 77. Deep River

Chorus:
Deep river,
My home is over Jordan,
Deep river,
Lord, I want to cross over into camp ground,
Lord, I want to cross over into camp ground,
Lord, I want to cross over into camp ground.

1
Oh, don't you want to go to that Gospel feast,
That promis'd land where all is peace?
Lord, I want to cross over into camp ground,
Lord, I want to cross over into camp ground,
Lord, I want to cross over into camp ground.
2
I'll go into heaven, and take my seat,
Cast my crown at Jesus' feet.
Lord, I want to cross over into camp ground,
Lord, I want etc.,
Lord, I want etc.,
3
Oh, when I get to heav'n, I'll walk all about,
There's nobody there for to turn me out.
Lord, I want to cross over into camp ground,
Lord, I want etc.,
Lord, I want etc.


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Subject: Did Not Old Pharoah Get Lost?
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 30 Apr 10 - 09:28 PM

No. 61. Did Not Old Pharoah Get Lost?

1
Isaac a ransom, while he lay
Upon an altar bound,
Moses, an infant cast away,
By Pharoah's daughter found.

Chorus:
Did not old Pharoah get lost, get lost, get lost,
Did not old Pharoah get lost, in the Red Sea?

2
Joseph, by his false brethren sold,
God raised above them all;
To Hannah's child the Lord foretold
How Eli's house should fall.
Cho.
3
The Lord said unto Moses,
Go unto Pharoah now,
For I have hardened Pharoah's heart,
To me he will not bow.
Cho.
4
Then Moses and Aaron,
To Pharoah did go,
Thus says the God of Israel,
Let my people go.
Cho.
5
Old Pharoah said who is the Lord,
That I should Him obey?
His name it is Jehovah,
For He hears his people pray.
Cho.
6
Then Moses numbered Israel,
Through all the land abroad,
Saying, children, do not murmur,
But hear the word of God.
Cho.
7
Hark! hear the children murmur,
They cried aloud for bread,
Down came the hidden manna,
The hungry soldiers fed.
Cho.
8
Then Moses said to Israel,
As they stood along the shore,
Your enemies you see today,
You will never see no more.
Cho.
9
Then down came raging Pharoah,
That you may plainly see,
Old Pharoah and his host
Got lost in the Red Sea.
Cho.
10
Then men, and women, and children
To Moses they did flock;
They cried aloud for water,
And Moses smote the rock.
Cho.
11
And the Lord spoke to Moses,
From Sinai's smoking top,
Saying, Moses, lead the people,
Till I shall bid you stop.
Cho.


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Subject: Didn't My Lord Deliver Daniel
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 30 Apr 10 - 09:50 PM

No. 10. Didn't My Lord Deliver Daniel

Chorus: (Sung in Unison)

Didn't my Lord deliver Daniel,
D'liver Daniel, d'liver Daniel,
Didn't my Lord deliver Daniel,
And why not every man?

1
He deliver'd Daniel from the lion's den,
Jonah from the belly of the whale,
And the Hebrew children from the fiery furnace,
And why not every man?
*
Didn't my Lord deliver Daniel,
D'liver Daniel, d'liver Daniel,
Didn't my Lord deliver Daniel,
And why not every man?
2
The moon run down in a purple stream,
The sun forbear to shine,
And every star disappear,
King Jesus shall be mine.
Didn't etc.
3
The wind blows East, and the wind blows West,
It blows like the judgement day,
And every poor soul that never did pray
'll be glad to pray that day.
Didn't etc.
4
I set my foot on the Gospel ship,
And the ship it begin to sail,
It landed me over on Canaan's shore,
And I'll never come back any more.
Didn't etc.

*Go on without pause, leaving out two beats of the measure.


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Subject: Don't You Grieve After Me
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 30 Apr 10 - 10:12 PM

No. 95. Don't You Grieve After Me

1
Oh, who is that a coming?
Don't you grieve after me,
Oh, who is that a coming?
Don't you grieve after me,
Oh, who is that a coming?
Don't you grieve after me,
Lord, I don't want you to grieve after me.
2
It looks like Gabriel, don't you grieve after me,
Lord, I don't want you to grieve after me.
3
Oh, who is that behind him? don't you grieve after me,
Lord, I don't want you to grieve after me.
4
It looks like Jesus, don't you grieve after me,
Lord, I don't want you to grieve after me.
5
Go, blow your trumpet, Gabriel, don't you grieve after me,
Lord, I don't want you to grieve after me.
6
How loud must I blow it? don't you grieve after me,
Lord, I don't want you to grieve after me.
7
Loud as seven claps of thunder! don't you grieve after me,
Lord, I don't want you to grieve after me.
8
To wake the sleeping nations, don't you grieve after me,
Lord, I don't want you to grieve after me.


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Subject: Down By the River
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 30 Apr 10 - 10:21 PM

No. 85. Down By the River

Chorus:
Oh, we'll wait till Jesus comes
Down by the river,
We'll wait till Jesus comes,
Down by the river side.

1
Oh, hallelujah to the Lamb,
Down by the river;
The Lord is on the giving hand,
Down by the river side.
2
Oh, we are pilgrims here below,
Down by the river;
Oh, soon to glory we will go,
Down by the river side.
3
Oh, little did I think that He was so nigh,
Down by the river;
He spake, and made me laugh and cry,
Down by the river side.


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Subject: Farewell, My Brother
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 02 May 10 - 02:48 PM

No. 66. Farewell, My Brother

Farewell, my brother*, farewell forever,
Fare you well, my brother, now,
For I am going home,
Oh goodbye, goodbye,
For I am bound to leave you,
Oh goodbye, goodbye, for I am going home. D. C.

After Da Capo, sing this:

Shake hands, shake hands, for I am bound to leave you,
Oh, shake hands, etc.

* Or sister.


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Subject: From Every Graveyard
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 02 May 10 - 02:57 PM

No. 5. From Every Graveyard

Chorus:
Just behold that number,
Just behold that number,
Just behold that number'
From every graveyard.

1
Going to meet the brothers there,
That used to join in prayer,
Going up through great tribulations
From every graveyard. D. C.
2
Going to meet the sisters there,
That used to join in prayer,
etc.
3
Going to meet the sinners there,
That used to join in prayer,
etc.
4
Going to meet the mourners there,
That used to join in prayer,
etc.
5
Going to meet the Christians there,
That used to join in prayer,
etc.


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Subject: Gabriel's Trumpet's Going to Blow
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 02 May 10 - 03:11 PM

No. 75. Gabriel's Trumpet's Going to Blow
(As sung by Miss Jennie Jackson)

1
Gabriel's trumpet's going to blow,
By and by, by and by,
Yes, Gabriel's trumpet's going to blow,
At the end of time.
2
Oh, get you all ready for to go
By and by, by and by
Oh, get you all ready for to go
At the end of time.
3
Then my Lord will say to Gabriel,
By and by, by and by,
Go, get you down your silver trumpet,
At the end of time.
4
The first sounding of the trumpet for the righteous
By and by, by and by,
First sounding of the trumpet for the righteous,
At the end of time.
5
Go, wake the sleeping nations,
By and by, by and by,
Go, wake the sleeping nations,
At the end of time.
6
Then, poor sinner, what will you do ?
By and by, by and by,
You'll run for the mountains to hide you,
At the end of time.


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Subject: Getting Ready to Die
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 02 May 10 - 03:38 PM

No. 51. Getting Ready to Die

Chorus:
Getting ready to die,
Getting ready to die,
Getting ready to die,
O Zion, Zion,
1
When I set out, I was but young,
Zion, Zion,
But now my race is almost run,
Zion, Zion. D. C.
Cho.
2
Religion is like a blooming rose,
Zion, Zion,
And none but those that feel it knows,
Zion, Zion.
Cho. Getting ready to die, etc.
3
The Lord is waiting to receive,
Zion, Zion,
If sinners only would believe,
Zion, Zion,
Cho.
4
All those who walk in Gospel shoes,
Zion, Zion,
This faith in Christ they'll never lose,
Zion, Zion.
Cho.


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Subject: Gideon's Band
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 02 May 10 - 05:49 PM

No. 109. Gideon's Band

Oh, the band of Gideon, band of Gideon, band of Gideon, over in Jordan,
Band of Gideon, band of Gideon,
How I long to see that day.
Oh, the milk-white horses, milk-white horses, milk-white horses, over in Jordan,
Milk-white horses, milk-white horses,
How I long to see that day.

1
Duet
I hail to my sister, my sister she bow low,
Say, don't you want to go to heaven ?
How I long to see that day.

Chorus:
Oh, the twelve white horses, twelve white horses, twelve white horses, over in Jordan,
Twelve white horses, twelve white horses,
How I long to see that day.

Oh, hitch 'em to the chariot, hitch 'em to the chariot, hitch 'em to the chariot, over in Jordan,
Hitch 'em to the chariot, hitch 'em to the chariot,
How I long to see that day.

2
Duet-
I hail to my brother, my brother he bow low,
Say, don't you want to go to heaven ?
How I long to see that day !
Chorus:
Oh, ride up in the chariot, ride up in the chariot
Ride up in the chariot over in Jordan;
Ride up in the chariot, ride up in the chariot,
How I long to see that day !
It's a golden chariot, a golden chariot,
Golden chariot over in Jordan;
Golden chariot, a golden chariot-
How I long to see that day !

3
Duet-
I hail to the mourner, the mourner he bow low,
Say, don't you want to go to heaven ?
How I long to see that day !
Chorus:
Oh, the milk and honey, milk and honey,
Milk and honey over in Jordan;
Milk and honey, milk and honey-
How I long to see that day !

Oh, the healing water, the healing water,
Healing water over in Jordan;
healing water, the healing water-
How I long to see that day !


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Subject: Give Me Jesus
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 02 May 10 - 05:59 PM

No. 17. Give Me Jesus

1
O when I come to die,
O when I come to die,
O when I come to die-
Give me Jesus, Give me Jesus, Give me Jesus,
You may have all this world,
Give me Jesus.
2
In the morning when I rise,
In the morning when I rise,
etc.
3
Dark midnight was my cry,
Dark midnight was my cry,
etc.
4
I heard the mourner say,
I heard the mourner say,
etc.


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Subject: Go Down, Moses
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 02 May 10 - 08:08 PM

No. 19. Go Down, Moses

1
When Israel was in Egypt's land:
Let my people go,
Oppress'd so hard they could not stand,
Let my people go.

Chorus:
Go down, Moses,
Way down in Egypt land,
Tell ole Pharoah,
Let my people go.

2
Thus saith the Lord, bold Moses said,
Let my people go;
If not I'll smite your first-born dead,
Let my people go.
Go down, Moses, etc.
3
No more shall they in bondage toil,
Let my people go;
Let them come out with Egypt's spoil,
Let my people go.
Go down, Moses, etc.
4
When Israel out of Egypt came,
Let my people go;
And left the proud opressive land,
Let my people go.
Go down, Moses, etc.
5
O, 'twas a dark and dismal night,
Let my people go;
When Moses led the Israelites,
Let my people go.
Go, down, Moses, etc.
6
'Twas good old Moses and Aaron, too,
Let my people go;
'Twas they that led the armies through,
Let my people go.
Go down, Moses, etc.
7
The Lord told Moses what to do,
Let my people go;
To lead the children of Israel through,
Let my people go.
Go down, Moses, etc.
8
O come along, Moses, you'll not get lost,
Let my people go;
Stretch out your rod and come across,
Let my people go.
Go down, Moses, etc.
9
As Israel stood by the water side,
Let my people go;
At the command of God it did divide,
Let my people go.
Go down, Moses, etc.
10
When they had reached the other shore,
Let my people go;
They sang a song of triumph o'er,
Let my people go.
Go down, Moses, etc.
11
Pharoah said he would go across,
Let my people go;
But pharoah and his host were lost,
Let my people go.
Go down, Moses, etc.
12
O Moses, the cloud shall cleave the way,
Let my people go;
A fire by night, a shade by day,
Let my people go.
Go down, Moses, etc.
13
You'll not get lost in the wilderness,
Let my people go;
With a lighted candle in your breast,
Let my people go.
Go down, Moses, etc.
14
Jordan shall stand up like a wall,
Let my people go;
And the walls of Jerico shall fall,
Let my people go.
Go down, Moses, etc.
15
Your foes shall not before you stand,
Let my people go;
And you'll possess fair Canaan's land,
Let my people go.
Go down, Moses, etc.
16
'Twas just about in harvest time,
Let my people go;
When Joshua led his host divine,
Let my people go.
Go down, Moses, etc.
17
O let us all from bondage flee,
Let my people go;
And let us all in Christ be free,
Let my people go.
Go down, Moses, etc.
18
We need not always weep and moan,
Let my people go;
And wear these slavery chains forlorn,
Let my people go.
Go down, Moses, etc.
19
This world's a wilderness of woe,
Let my people go;
O, let us on to Canaan go,
Let my people go.
Go down, Moses, etc.
20
What a beautiful morning that will be,
Let my people go;
When time breaks up in eternity,
Let my people go.
Go down, Moses, etc.
21
O brethren, brethren, you'd better be engaged,
Let my people go;
For the devil he's out on a big rampage,
Let my people go.
Go down, Moses, etc.
22
The Devil he thought he had me fast,
Let my people go;
But I thought I'd break his chains at last,
Let my people go.
Go down, Moses, etc.
23
O take your shoes from off your feet,
Let my people go;
And walk into the golden street,
Let my people go.
Go down, Moses, etc.
24
I'll tell you what I likes de best,
Let my people go;
It is the shouting Methodist,
Let my people go.
Go down, Moses, etc.
25
I do believe without a doubt,
Let my people go;
That a Christian has the right to shout,
Let my people go.
Go down, Moses, etc.


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Subject: Go, Chain the Lion Down
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 02 May 10 - 08:38 PM

No. 56. Go, Chain the Lion Down

Chorus:
Go, chain the lion down,
Go chain the lion down,
Go chain the lion down,
Before the heav'n doors close.
1
Do you see that good old sister,
Come a wagging up the hill so slow.
She wants to get to heav'n in due time,
Before the heav'n doors close.
2
Do you see the good old Christians ? Etc.
3
Do you see the good old preachers ? Etc.


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Subject: Good-bye, Brothers
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 03 May 10 - 02:08 PM

No. 94. Good-bye, Brothers

1
Good-bye, brothers, good-bye sisters,
If I don't see you any more;
I'll meet you in heaven, in the blessed kingdom,
If I don't see you any more.
2
We'll part in the body, we'll meet in the spirit,
If I don't see you any more;
So now God bless you, God bless you,
If I don't see you any more.

Then good-bye brothers, etc.


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Subject: Good News, the Chariot's Coming
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 03 May 10 - 04:43 PM

No. 115. Good News, the Chariot's Coming
From "Hampton and its students;" by per.

Chorus:
Good news, the chariot's coming,
Good news, the chariot's coming,
Good news, the chariot's coming,
I don't want her leave a me behind.

1
Going to ride up* in the chariot,
Carry me home,
Ride up in the chariot, carry me home,
Ride up in the chariot, carry me home,
And I don't want her leave a me behind.
[Repeated]
2
There's a long white robe in the heaven, I know,
A long white robe in the heaven, I know
A long white robe in the heaven, I know
And I don't want her leave-a me behind.
There's a golden crown in the heaven, I know,
A golden crown in the heaven, I know,
A golden crown in the heaven, I know,
And I don't want her leave-a me behind.
Cho.- Good news, the chariot's coming, etc.
3
There's a golden harp in the heaven, I know,
A golden harp in the heaven, I know,
A golden harp in the heaven, I know,
And I don't her leave-a me behind.
There's silver slippers in the heaven, I know
Silver slippers in the heaven, I know,
Silver slippers in the heaven, I know,
And I don't want her leave-a me behind.
Cho.- Good news, the chariot's coming, etc.

*Fenner, in Religious Folk-Songs of the Negro as sung at Hampton Institute, has 'Get up' rather than 'ride up', and puts some words in dialect.


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Subject: Good Old Chariot
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 03 May 10 - 07:55 PM

No. 89. Good Old Chariot

Chorus:
Swing low, sweet chariot,
Swing low, sweet chariot,
Swing low, sweet chariot,
Don't you leave me behind.
Oh, don't you leave me behind.

1
Good old chariot, swing so low,
Good old chariot, swing so low,
Good old chariot, swing so low,
Don't you leave me behind. Oh, D. C.
2
Good old chariot, take us all home,
Good old chariot, take us all home,
Good old chariot, take us all home,
Don't you leave me behind. Oh,


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Subject: Grace
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 03 May 10 - 08:00 PM

No. 90. Grace

"The following "Grace before Meat" is printed at the request of numerous friends of the Jubilee Singers."
Arr. P. P. Bliss.

Thou art great, and Thou art good,
And we thank Thee for this food;
By thy hand must all be fed,
Give us, Lord, our daily bread.
Amen.


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Subject: Gwine to Ride Up in the Chariot
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 03 May 10 - 08:17 PM

N0. 14. Gwine to Ride Up in the Chariot

Solo
1
Gwine to ride up in the chariot,
Chorus
Sooner in the morning
Solo
Ride up in the chariot
Chorus
Sooner in the morning
Solo
Ride up in the chariot
Chorus
Sooner in the morning
And I hope I'll join the band.

O Lord, have mercy on me,
O Lord have mercy on me;
O Lord, have mercy on me,
And I hope I'll join the band.
2
Gwine to meet my brother there,
Sooner, etc.
Cho.- O Lord, have mercy, etc.
3
Gwine to chatter with the Angels,
Sooner, etc.
Cho.- O Lord, have mercy, etc.
4
Gwine to meet my massa Jesus,,
Sooner, etc.
Cho.- O Lord, have mercy, etc.
5
Gwine to walk and talk with Jesus,
Sooner, etc.
Cho.- O Lord, have mercy, etc.


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Subject: Hail ! Hail !
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 04 May 10 - 05:16 PM

No. 124. Hail ! Hail !

Hail! Hail!
I'll tell you when I get over,
Hail1 Hail!
You know I can't stay here.

1
John the Baptist did declare,
You know I can't stay here,
That none but the righteous would be there,
You know I can't stay here.
2
When I get my golden shoes,
You know I can't stay here,
I'll walk about heav'n and tell the news,
You know I can't stay here.
3
When I get in the middle of the air,
You know I can't stay here,
Not a sinner will be there,
You know I can't stay here.


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Subject: Hard Trials
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 04 May 10 - 05:29 PM

No. 87. Hard Trials

1
The foxes have holes in the ground,
The birds have nests in the air,
The Christians have a hiding place,
But we poor sinners have none;
Now ain't them hard trials, tribulations?
ain't them hard trials?
I'm going to live with God.
2
Old Satan tempted Eve,
And Eve, she tempted Adam;
And that's why the sinner has to pray so hard,
To get his sins forgiven.
3
Oh Methodist, Methodist is my name,
Methodist til I die;
I'll be baptized on the Methodist side,
And a Methodist will I die.
4
Oh, Baptist, Baptist is my name,
Baptist till I die;
I'll be beptized on the Baptist side,
And a Baptist will I die.
5
While marching on the road,
A hunting for a home,
You had better stop your *differences
And travel on to God.

*Printed as 'different'.


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Subject: He Arose
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 04 May 10 - 05:44 PM

No. 38. He Arose

1
The Jews killed poor Jesus,
The Jews killed poor Jesus,
The Jews killed poor Jesus,
And laid him in a tomb.

Chorus:
He arose, He arose, He arose,
He arose and went to heaven in a cloud.

2
Then down came an angel,
Then down came an angel,
Then down came an angel,
And rolled away the stone.
Cho.- He arose, etc.
3
Then Mary she came weeping,
Then Mary she came weeping,
Then Mary she came weeping,
A looking for her Lord.
Cho.- He arose, etc.


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Subject: He Rose from the Dead
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 04 May 10 - 08:24 PM

No. 88. He Rose from the Dead

He rose, He rose, He rose, He rose,
He rose from the dead,
He rose, He rose, He rose, He rose,
He rose from the dead.
He rose, He rose, He rose, He rose,
He rose from the dead.
And the Lord shall bear His children home.

1
The Jews crucified Him, and nail'd Him to the tree,
The Jews crucified Him, and nail'd Him to the tree,
The Jews crucified Him, and nail'd Him to the tree,
And the Lord shall bear His children home.
2
Joseph begged His body, and laid it in the tomb, (3x)
And the Lord shall bear His children home.
3
Down came an angel, and rolled the stone away, (3x)
And the Lord shall bear His children home.
4
Mary, she came weeping, her Lord for to see, (3x)
But Christ had gone to Galilee.


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Subject: He's the Lily of the Valley
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 04 May 10 - 08:33 PM

No. 41. He's the lily of the Valley

Chorus:
He's the lily of the valley,
Oh! my Lord;
He's the lily of the valley,
Oh! my Lord;

1
King Jesus in the chariot rides,
Oh! my Lord;
With four white horses side by side,
Oh! my Lord.
2
What kind of shoes are those you wear,
Oh! my Lord;
That you can ride upon the air,
Oh! my Lord.
Cho.- He's the lily of the valley, etc.
3
These shoes I wear are gospel shoes,
Oh! my Lord;
And you can wear them if you choose,
Oh! my Lord.
Cho.- He's the lily of the valley, etc.


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Subject: I Ain't Going to Die No More
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 04 May 10 - 08:47 PM

No. 50. I Ain't Going to Die No More

Chorus:
Oh! ain't I glad,
Oh! ain't I glad,
Oh! ain't I glad,
I ain't a going to die no more.

1
Going to meet those happy Christians sooner in the morning,
Sooner in the morning,
Sooner in the morning,
Meet those happy Christians sooner in the morning,
I ain't a going to die no more.
2
Going shouting home to glory sooner in the morning, etc.
Cho.- Oh! ain't I glad, etc.
3
Going to wear the starry crown sooner in the morning, etc.
Cho.- Oh! ain't I glad, etc.
4
We'll sing all our troubles over sooner in the morning, etc.
Cho.- Oh! ain't I glad, etc.


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Subject: I Ain't Got Weary Yet
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 05 May 10 - 08:03 PM

No. 68. I Ain't Got Weary Yet

And I ain't got weary yet,
And I ain't got weary yet;
Been down in the valley so long,
And I ain't got weary yet.
Solo
1
Been praying for the sinner so long,
Chorus.
And I ain't got weary yet;
Duet
Been praying for the siner so long,
Ans I ain't got weary yet. D. C.
2
Been praying for the mourner so long, etc.
3
Been going to the sitting-up so long, etc.


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Subject: I Know That My Redeemer Lives
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 05 May 10 - 08:25 PM

No. 111. I Know That My Redeemer Lives

Oh, I know, I know, my Lord,
I know, and I know that my Redeemer lives.
Just stand right still, & steady yourself,
I know that my Redeemer lives.
Oh, just let me tell you about the God Himself,
I know that my Redeemer lives.

Oh, I know, I know, my Lord,
I know, and I know that my Redeemer lives.
Oh, Daniel in the lion's den,
I know that my Redeemer lives.
Oh, none but Jesus is Daniel's friend,
I know that my Redeemer lives.

Oh, I know, I know, my Lord,
I know, and I know that my Redeemer lives.
Oh, Caleb and Joshua, the very ones,
I know that my Redeemer lives.
That prayed to God to stop the sun,
I know that my Redeemer lives.

Oh, I know, I know, my Lord,
I know, and I know that my Redeemer lives.
Just watch that sun, and see how it runs,
I know that my Redeemer lives.
Oh, don't let it catch you with your work undone,
I know that my Redeemer lives.


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Subject: I'll Hear the Trumpet Sound
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 05 May 10 - 08:40 PM

No. 11. I'll Hear the Trumpet Sound

You may bury me in the East,
You may bury me in the West;
But I'll hear the trumpet sound
In the morning.*

In that morning, my Lord,
How I long to go,
For to hear the trumpet sound,
In that morning.
2
Father Gabriel in that day,
He'll take wings and fly away,
For to hear the trumpet sound
In that morning.
You may bury him in the East,
You may bury him in the West;
But he'll hear the trumpet sound,
In that morning.
Cho.
In that morning, etc.
3
Good old Christians in that day,
They'll take wings and fly away, etc.
Cho.
In that morning, etc.
4
Good old preachers in that day,
They'll take wings and fly away, etc.
Cho.
In that morning, etc.
5
In that dreadful Judgement day,
I'll take wings and fly away, etc.
Cho.
In that morning, etc.

*Repeat the music of the first strain for all the verses but the first.


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Subject: I'm a Rolling
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 05 May 10 - 08:52 PM

No. 9. I'm a Rolling

I'm a rolling,
I'm a rolling,
I'm a rolling thro' an unfriendly world,
I'm a rolling,
I'm a rolling,
I'm a rolling thro' an unfriendly world.
1
O brothers, won't you help me,
O brothers, won't you help me to pray ?
O brothers, won't you help me,
Won't you help me in the service of the Lord ?*
2
O sisters, won't you help me,
O sisters, won't you help me to pray ?
O sisters, etc.
3
O preachers, won't you help me,
O preachers, won't you help me to fight ?
O preachers, etc.

* Return to the beginning in exact time.


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Subject: I'm a Trav'ling to the Grave
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 05 May 10 - 09:02 PM

No. 22. I'm a Trav'ling to the Grave

Chorus.
I'm a trav'ling to the grave,
I'm a trav'ling to the grave, my Lord,
I'm a trav'ling to the grave,
For to lay this body down.
1
My Massa died a shouting,
Singing glory hallelujah,
The last word he said to me,
Was about Jerusalem.
2
My missis died a shouting, etc.
3
My brother died a shouting, etc.
4
My sister died a shouting, etc.


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Subject: RE: Jubilee Songs, Fisk Jubilee Singers
From: Richie
Date: 05 May 10 - 09:54 PM

Nice work Q,

Thanks,

Richie


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Subject: I'm Going to Live with Jesus
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 06 May 10 - 08:12 PM

No. 54. I'm Going to Live with Jesus

1
I'm going to live with Jesus,
A soldier of the Jubilee,
I'm going to live with Jesus,
A soldier of the cross.
2
I've started out for heaven,
A soldier of the Jubilee,
I've started out for heaven,
A soldier of the cross.
3
I know I love my Jesus,
A soldier of the Jubilee,
I know I love my Jesus,
A soldier of the cross.

Chorus:
Oh! when you get there remember me,
A soldier of the Jubilee,
Oh! when you get there remember me.
A soldier of the cross.


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Subject: I'm Going to Sing All the Way
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 06 May 10 - 08:31 PM

No. 113. I'm Going to Sing All the Way *

Chorus**:
Oh, I'm a going to sing, going to sing, going to sing all along the way,
Oh, I'm a going to sing, going to sing, going to sing all along the way,
Oh, I'm a going to sing, going to sing, going to sing all along the way,
Oh, I'm a going to sing, going to sing, going to sing all along the way.
1
We'll raise the Christian banner,
The motto is new and old.
Repentence and salvation,
Are burnished there in gold.
2
We want no cowards in our band,
That from their colors fly,
We call for valiant hearted men,
That are not afraid to die.
3
We soon shall reach the other shore,
O, how we then shall sing,
With all the heavenly chorus
We'll make the arches ring.
4
We'll shout o'er all our sorrows,
And sing forever more,
With Christ and all His army,
On that celestial shore.

*"Published in sheet form, with piano accompaniment, by John Church & Co., Cin."
**Sung with harmonizing parts.


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Subject: I'm So Glad (1)
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 06 May 10 - 08:40 PM

No. 32. I'm So Glad (1)

Chorus:
I'm so glad, I'm so glad,
I'm so glad there's no dying there.

1
I'll tell you how I found the Lord,
No dying there,
With a hung down head and aching heart,
No dying there.
2
I hope I'll meet my brother there,
No dying there,
That used to join with me in prayer,
No dying there.
Cho.- I'm so glad, etc.
3
I hope I'll meet the preacher there,
No dying there,
That used to join with me in prayer,
No dying there.
Cho.- I'm so glad, etc.


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Subject: I'm So Glad (2)
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 06 May 10 - 08:55 PM

No. 107. I'm So Glad (2)

Chorus:
I'm so glad the angels brought the tidings down,
I'm so glad, I'm hunting for a home,
Oh, I'm so glad the angels brought the tidings down,
I'm so glad, I'm hunting for a home,
Oh, hunting for a home.

1
You'll not get lost in the wilderness,
Hunting for a home,
With the love of Jesus in your breast,
Hunting for a home.
2
Oh, Christians, you had better pray,
Hunting for a home,
For Satan's round you ev'ry day,
Hunting for a home.
3
A little longer here below,
Hunting for a home,
And then to glory we will go,
Hunting for a home.
4
The angels sang in Bethlehem,
Hunting for a home,
Peace on earth, good-will to men,
Hunting for a home.


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Subject: I'm Troubled in Mind
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 06 May 10 - 09:16 PM

No. 53. I'm Troubled in Mind

"(The person who furnished this song, (Mrs. Brown of Nashville, formerly a slave) said that she first heard it from her old father when she was a child. After he had been whipped he always went and sat upon a certain log near his cabin, and with the tears streaming down his cheeks, sang this song with so much pathos that few could listen without weeping from sympathy; and even his cruel oppressors were not wholly unmoved.)"

Chorus:
I'm troubled, I'm troubled, I'm troubled in mind,
If Jesus don't help me I surely will die,

1
O Jesus, my Saviour, on thee I'll depend,
When troubles are near me, you'll be my true friend.
2
When ladened with trouble and burdened with grief,
To Jesus in secret I'll go for relief.
Cho.- I'm troubled, etc.
3
In dark days of bondage to Jesus I prayed,
To help me bear it, and He gave me His aid.
Cho.- I'm troubled, etc.

Personal Comment- Like several of the Jubilee songs, this one, and the anecdote, seem to bear the imprint of the missionary teachers at Fisk rather than the students and the slaves who created the early spirituals.


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Subject: I Want to Be Ready; Walk in Jerusalem .... John
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 07 May 10 - 05:24 PM

No. 122. I Want to Be ready; or, Walk in Jerusalem Just Like John

Chorus:
I want to be ready,
I want to be ready,
I want to be ready....
To walk in Jerusalem just like John.

1
John said the city was just four-square,
Walk in Jerusalem just like John,
And he declared he's meet me there,
Walk in Jerusalem just like John.
2
Oh, John ! oh, John ! what do you say ?
Walk in Jerusalem just like John,
That I'll be there at the coming day,
Walk in Jerusalem just like John.
3
When Peter was preaching at Pentecost,
Walk in Jerusalem just like John,
He was endowed with the Holy Ghost,
Walk in Jerusalem just like John.


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Subject: In Bright Mansions Above
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 07 May 10 - 05:32 PM

No. 78. In Bright Mansions Above

In bright mansions above,
In bright mansions above,
Lord, I want to live up yonder,
In bright mansions above.

1
My father's gone to glory;
2
My brother's gone to glory;
3
The Christian's gone to glory,

(follow each verse with):

I want to live there too, Lord,
I want to live up yonder,
In bright mansions above.


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Subject: Inching Along
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 07 May 10 - 08:26 PM

No. 67. Inching Along

"Attention is called to the appropriateness of the melody for the expression of these singular words. It is all embraced within the first three tones of the scale, and thus may be said to be itself not more than an inch long."

Chorus:
Keep a inching along,
Keep a inching along;
Jesus will come by 'nd-bye;
Keep a inching along like a poor inch-worm,
Jesus will come by 'nd bye,

1
'Twas a inch by inch I sought the Lord,
Jesus will come by 'nd bye.
Solo
And a inch by inch He blessed my soul.
Cho.- Jesus will come by 'nd bye.
2
The Lord is coming to take us home,
Jesus will come by 'nd bye.
And then my work will soon be done,
Jesus will come by 'nd bye.
3
Trials and troubles are on the way,
Jesus will come by 'nd bye.
But we must watch and always pray,
Jesus will come by 'nd bye.
4
We'll inch and inch and inch along,
Jesus will come by 'nd bye.
And inch by inch till we get home,
Jesus will come by 'nd bye.


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Subject: In the River of Jordan
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 07 May 10 - 08:35 PM

No. 30. In the River of Jordan

1
In the river of Jordan John baptized,
How I long to be baptized;
In the river of Jordan John baptized,
To the dying Lamb.

Chorus:
Pray on, pray on, pray on, ye mourning souls,
Pray on, pray on, unto the dying Lamb.

2
We baptize all that come by faith,
How I long to be baptized;
We baptize all that come by faith,
To the dying Lamb.
Cho.- Pray on, etc.
3
Here's another one come to be baptized,
How I long to be baptized;
Here's another one to be baptized,
To the dying Lamb.
Cho.- Pray on, etc.


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Subject: In that Great Getting-up Morning
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 08 May 10 - 08:08 PM

No. 110. In that Great Getting-up Morning
"As sung by the Hampton Students"

1
I'm a-going to tell you about the coming of the Saviour,
*Fare you well! Fare you well!
I'm a going to tell you about the coming of the Saviour,
Fare you well, Fare you well!
There's a better day a-coming,
Fare you well! Fare you well !
Oh, preachers fold your Bibles,
Fare you well! Fare you well!
For the last soul's converted,
Fare you well! Fare you well!

Refrain
In that great getting-up morning,
Fare you well! Fare you well!
In that great getting-up morning,
Fare you well! Fare you well!

The Lord spoke to Gabriel:
Go look behind the altar,
Take down the silver trumpet,
Blow your trumpet, Gabriel.
Lord, how loud shall I blow it?
Blow it right calm and easy,
Do not alarm My people,
Tell them to come to judgement;
Gabriel, blow your trumpet.
Lord, how loud shall I blow it?
Loud as seven peals of thunder!
Wake the sleeping nations.
3
Then you'll see poor sinners rising;
Then you'll see the world on fire;
See the moon a-bleeding,
See the stars falling,
See the elements melting,
See the forked lightning,
Hear the rumbling thunder;
Earth shall reel and totter.
Then you'll see the Christians rising;
Then you'll see the righteous marching,
See them marching home to heaven.
Then you'll see my Jesus coming
With all His holy angels,
Take the righteous home to heaven,
There they'll live with God forever.

*Fare you well is used tutti between solo lines in the Hampton version published by Fenner 1874 (Dett); in the Jubilee printings, some of the lines have been changed from those used at Hampton and there are other revisions. Dialect is preserved in the Fenner (Dett) printings of Hampton songs.

The extended Hampton version will be posted in thread 101413.
In that Great


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Subject: I've Been in the Storn So Long
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 09 May 10 - 02:17 PM

No. 55. I've Been in the Storm So Long

Chorus:
I've been in the storm so long,
I've been in the storm so long, children,
I've been in the storm so long,
Oh! give me little time to pray.

1
Oh! let me tell my mother how I came along,
Oh, give me little time to pray,
With a hung down head and an aching heart,
Oh, give me little time to pray.
Cho.
2
Oh! when I get to heaven, I'll walk all about,
Oh, give me little time to pray,
There'll be nobody there to turn me out,
Oh, give me little time to pray.
Cho.
3
I'll go into heaven, and take my seat,
Oh, give me little time to pray,
Cast my crown at Jesus' feet,
Oh, give me little time to pray.
Cho.


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Subject: I've Been Redeemed
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 09 May 10 - 02:53 PM

No. 73. I've Been Redeemed

Chorus:
I've been redeem'd, [high voice, x6]
I've been redeem'd, [chorus, x12]
Been wash'd in the blood of the Lamb.

1
Been wash'd in the blood of the Lamb,
Been wash'd in the blood of the Lamb,
Been wash'd in the blood of the Lamb,
That flows from Calvary.*
*Da Capo in exact time.
2
There is a fountain fill'd with blood,
Drawn from Immanuel's veins;
And sinners plung'd beneath that flood,
Lose all their guilty stains.*
3
The dying thief rejoic'd to see
That fountain in his day;
And there may I, though vile as he,
Wash all my sins away.*

Also see O Redeemed


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Subject: I've Just Come from the Fountain
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 09 May 10 - 04:52 PM

No. 13. I've Just Come from the Fountain

1
I've just come from * the fountain,
I've just come from the fountain, Lord!
I've just come from the fountain,
His name's so sweet.

Chorus:
O brothers, I love Jesus,
O brothers, I love Jesus,
O brothers, I love Jesus,
His name's so sweet.

2
Been drinking from the fountain,
Been drinking, etc.
Cho.-
3
I found free grace at the fountain,
I found free grace, etc.
Cho.- O preachers, I love Jesus, etc.
4
My soul's set free at the fountain,
My soul's set free, etc.
Cho.- O sinners, I love Jesus, etc.

*The tenors usually sing the melody from this point.


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Subject: John Brown's Body
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 09 May 10 - 07:20 PM

No. 101. John Brown's Body

"Sing the verses in the order in which they are numbered. Do not sing the chorus after the third verse, but go at once to the fourth, and then close with the chorus."

1
John Brown's body lies a mould'ring in the grave,
John Brown's body lies a mould'ring in the grave,
John Brown's body lies a mould'ring in the grave,
But his soul's marching on.

Chorus:
Glory, glory Hallelujah,
Glory, glory hallelujah,
Glory, glory hallelujah,
His soul's marching on.

2
He captured Harper's Ferry with his nineteen men so true,
And he frightened old Virginia till she trembled through and through,
They hung for a traitor, themselves the traitor crew,
But his soul's marching on.
Cho.-
3
John Brown died that the slave might be free,
John Brown died that the slave might be free,
John Brown died that the slave might be free,
But his soul's marching on.
*4
Now has come the glorious jubilee,
Now has come the glorious jubilee,
Now has come the glorious jubilee,
When all mankind are free.
Chorus.

*"The words of the fourth verse do not correspond fully to the notes but the adaptation can be easily made by the singer."


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Subject: Judgement Day Is Rolling Round
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 11 May 10 - 01:16 PM

No. 26. Judgement Day Is Rolling Round

Chorus:
Judgement, Judgement,
Judgement day is rolling round,
Judgement, Judgement,
O how I long to go.

1
I've got a good old mother in the heaven, my Lord,
How I long to go there too,
I've got a good old mother in the heaven, my Lord,
O how I long to go.
2
There's no backsliding in the heaven, my Lord,
How I long to go there too,
There's no backsliding in the heaven, my Lord,
O how I long to go.
Cho.- Judgement, etc.
3
King Jesus sitting in the heaven, my Lord,
How I long to go there too,
King Jesus sitting in the heaven, my Lord,
O how I long to go.
Cho.- Judgement, etc.
4
There's a big camp meeting in the heaven, my Lord,
How I long to go there too,
There's a big camp meeting in the heaven, my Lord,
O how I long to go.
Cho.- Judgement, etc.


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Subject: Judgement Will Find You So
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 11 May 10 - 01:30 PM

No. 40. Judgement Will Find You So

Chorus:
Just as you live, just as you die,
And after death,
Judgement will find you so.

1
O brethren, brethren, watch and pray,
Judgement will find you so,
For Satan's round you ev'ry day,
Judgement will find you so.
2
The tallest tree in paradise,
Judgement will find you so;
The Christian calls the tree of life,
Judgement will find you so.
Cho.- Just as you live, etc.
3
Oh! Hallelujah to the Lamb,
Judgement will find you so;
The Lord is on the giving hand,
Judgement will find you so.
Cho.- Just as you live, etc.


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Subject: Keep Me from Sinking Down
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 11 May 10 - 01:45 PM

No. 21. Keep Me from Sinking Down

Chorus:
Oh, Lord, Oh, my Lord !
Oh, my good Lord !
Keep me from sinking down.

1
I tell you what I mean to do;
Keep me from sinking down:
I mean to go to heaven too;
Keep me from sinking down.
2
I look up yonder, and what do I see;
Keep me from sinking down:
I see the angels beckoning to me;
Keep me from sinking down.
Cho.- Oh, Lord, etc.
3
Wen I was a mourner just like you;
Keep me from sinking down:
I mourned and mourned till I got through;
Keep me from sinking down.
Cho.- Oh, Lord, etc.
4
I bless the Lord I'm gwine to die;
Keep me from sinking down:
I'm gwine to judgement by-and-by;
Keep me from sinking down.
Cho.- Oh, Lord, etc.


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Subject: RE: Jubilee Songs, Fisk Jubilee Singers
From: greg stephens
Date: 11 May 10 - 02:42 PM

For those interested in the Jubilee Singers, and able to access the BBC's Radio 3 by some means or other, try the following press release:


THE JUBILEE SINGERS BY ADRIAN MITCHELL adapted for radio by Celia Mitchell
BROADCAST ON BBC RADIO 4 : SATURDAY 15TH MAY 2010 AT 14.30
The play stars London black gospel choir NITROVOX, with musical direction by Felix Cross and Allyson Devenish and a stellar black cast ; Adjoa Andoh, Felix Dexter, Nadine Marshall Tanya Moodie,Alibe Parsons Clive Rowe and Ray Shell are joined   by Jonathan Pryce , for whom Mitchell wrote the play.
THE STORY
The premiere of playwright and poet Adrian Mitchell's drama about   the   extraordinary Jubilee Singers from Fisk University Nashville, who in the years immediately after the abolition of slavery brought their great sorrow songs   to Europe.
The late Adrian Mitchell, who died suddenly last year, was a much loved and revered poet, playwright and human rights campaigner. He was inspired to write this play with music by the true story of the Welsh journalist who toured with the black American Jubilee singers from their University, founded to provide education and a future for black students, in their first European tour in the late nineteenth century, when they brought their Sorrow Songs and Spirituals to the rest of the world for the first time since the abolition of Slavery. The singers enchanted Queen Victoria, and the now iconic song Swing Low Sweet Chariot was heard in England for the first time when they sang it to packed concert halls throughout the country. Mitchell's play was conceived for the theatre but it has not yet had a stage production; this is its premiere; adapted for radio under the guidance of Adrian's widow Celia . The play stars London black gospel choir NITROVOX, with Musical directors Felix Cross and Allyson Devenish and a stellar black cast ; Adjoa Andoh, Felix Dexter, Nadine Marshall Tanya Moodie,Alibe Parsons Clive Rowe and Ray Shell are joined   by Jonathan Pryce who plays the Welsh journalist who is captivated by a completely new kind of song, and hears each singer's own story and begins to be entranced by them, though he experiences the inevitable barriers which nineteenth century culture placed between men and women of different race. The director is Marilyn Imrie for Pacificus Productions


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Subject: Keep Your Lamps trimmed and Burning
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 11 May 10 - 05:46 PM

No. 71. Keep Your Lamps Trimmed and Burning

Keep your lamps trimmed and burning,
Keep your lamps trimmed and burning,
Keep your lamps trimmed and burning,
For this work's almost done.

Brothers, don't grow weary,
Brothers, don't grow weary,
Brothers, don't grow weary,
For this work's almost done.

Keep your lamps trimmed and burning,
Keep your lamps trimmed and burning,
Keep your lamps trimmed and burning,
For this work's almost done.

Preachers, don't grow weary, etc.

Keep your lamps trimmed and burning, etc.

'Tis religion makes us happy,
'Tis religion makes us happy,
'Tis religion makes us happy,
For this work's almost done.

We are climbing Jacob's ladder, etc.

Every round goes higher and higher, etc.


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Subject: Listen to the Angels
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 11 May 10 - 08:00 PM

No. 102. Listen to the Angels

Where do you think I found my soul,
Listen to the angels shouting,
I found my soul at hell's dark door,
Listen to the angels shouting,
Before I lay in Hell one day,
Listen to the angels shouting,
I sing and pray my soul away,
Listen to the angels shouting.

Run all the way, run all the way,
Run all the way my Lord,
Listen to the angels shouting.

Blow, Gabriel, blow,
Blow, Gabriel, blow,
Tell all the joyful news,
Listen to the angels shouting.
I don't know what sinner want to stay here for,
Listen to the angels shouting.
When he gets home he will sorrow no more,
Listen to the angels shouting.

Run all the way, etc.

Brethren, will you come to the promised land, See arch, etc.

Come all and sing with the heavenly band, See arch, etc.


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Subject: Love-feast in Heaven
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 11 May 10 - 08:15 PM

No. 63. Love-feast in Heaven

There's a love-feast in the heaven by and by, children,
There's a love-feast in the heaven by and by.
Yes, a love-feast in the heaven by and by, children,
There's a love-feast in the heaven by and by.

1
Oh! run up, children, get your crown,
There's a love-feast in the heaven by and by,
And by your Saviour's side sit down.
There's a love-feast in the heaven by and by.
Yes, a love-feast in the heaven by and by, etc..
2
Old Satan told me not to pray, etc.
He wants my soul at the Judgement-day, etc.
3
Oh, brethren, and sisters, how do you do, etc.
And does your love continue true, etc.
4
Oh, brethren, brethren, how do you know, etc.
Because my Jesus told me so, etc.


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Subject: Lord, I Wish I Had a Come
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 11 May 10 - 08:31 PM

No. 76. Lord, I Wish I Had a Come

1
Lord, I wish I had a come when you call'd me,
Lord, I wish I had a come when you call'd me,
Lord, I wish I had a come when you call'd me,
Sitting by the side of my Jesus.

Way over in the heavens,
Way over in the heavens,
Way over in the heavens,
Sitting by the side of my Jesus.

2
There's no temptations in the heavens,
There's no temptations in the heavens,
There's no temptations in the heavens,
Sitting by the side of my Jesus.

Way over, etc.
3
My father and my mother in the heavens,
My father and my mother in the heavens,
My father and my mother in the heavens,
Sitting by the side of my Jesus.

Way over, etc.


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Subject: Lord's Prayer
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 11 May 10 - 08:50 PM

No. 100. Lord's Prayer

Our Father, which art in heaven, hallowed be thy name,
Thy kingdom come, thy will be done *on earth as it is in heaven,
Give us this day our daily bread,
And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive them that trespass against us,
And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil,
For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory,
for ever and ever.
Amen.

*in, in most hymnals.


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Subject: Many Thousand Gone
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 12 May 10 - 04:40 PM

No. 23. Many Thousand Gone

1
No more auction block for me,
No more, no more;
No more auction block for me,
Many Thousand gone.
2
No more peck o' corn for me,
No more, no more;
No more peck o' corn for me,
Many thousand gone.
3
No more driver's lash for me, etc.
4
No more pint o' salt for me, etc.
5
No more hundred lash for me, etc.
6
No more mistress' call for me, etc.

See notes and versions mentioned in thread 43526: Many Thousands Gone

"Many T'ousand Go" in the DT.

See "No More Auction Block," thread 38161; same song.
No More Auction Block


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Subject: RE: Jubilee Songs, Fisk Jubilee Singers
From: GUEST,andrew
Date: 12 May 10 - 06:35 PM

The complete edition by Marsh is online:
http://www.archive.org/details/storyofjubileesi00mars

Copies of Marsh, and Pike, are reasonable in used book lists; so many thousands were printed.


Subject: RE: Jubilee Songs, Fisk Jubilee Singers
From: Q
Date: 27 Apr 10 - 02:54 PM

Sorry, I should have checked- the copy I linked is badly done and NO music. I will look for another- should be online.


I just downloaded the PDF[not the B&W] from this link and all the music seems to be there.
Does anyone sing these arrangements? They're very hymn like compared to more recent arrangements[not classical] of gospel songs.


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Subject: RE: Jubilee Songs, Fisk Jubilee Singers
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 13 May 10 - 12:18 PM

Andrew, the Marsh online copies were already linked by Masato. This is an edited thread, and some material will be removed, including my 'misspoke' post of 27 April.

Your comment about the 'hymn-like' nature of the arrangements, however, is pertinent and will remain. Arrangements of the spirituals were made by ministers associated with the school, and, I think, a few completely revised.

Compare In that Great Getting-up Morning as "sung by Hampton students" and posted here, with the actual Hampton version, In Dat Great Gittin'-up Mornin' as printed in Religious Folk-Songs of the Negro as Sung at Hampton Institute and also posted here, in the thread linked above with In that Great......


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Subject: March On
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 13 May 10 - 02:48 PM

No. 44. March On

1
Way over in the Egypt land,
You shall gain the victory,
Way over in the Egypt land,
You shall gain the day.

Chorus:
March on, and you shall gain the victory,
March on, and you shall gain the day.
(Repeat chorus)

2
When Peter was preaching at the Pentecost,
You shall gain the victory;
He was endowed with the Holy Ghost,
You shall gain the day.
Cho.- March on, etc.
3
When Peter was fishing in the sea,
You shall gain the victory:
He dropped his net and followed me,
You shall gain the day.
Cho.- March on, etc.
4
King Jesus on the mountain top,
You shall gain the victory;
King Jesus speaks and the chariot stops,
You shall gain the day.
Cho.- March on, etc.


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Subject: Mary and Martha
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 13 May 10 - 03:15 PM

No. 49. Mary and Martha

1
Mary and a Martha's just gone 'long,
Mary and a Martha's just gone 'long,
Mary and a Martha's just gone 'long,
To ring those charming bells;

Chorus:
Crying free grace and dying love,
Free grace and dying love,
Free grace and dying love,
To ring those charming bells.

Oh! way over Jordan, Lord,
Way over Jordan, Lord,
Way over Jordan, Lord,
To ring those charming bells.

2
The preacher and the elder's just gone 'long, etc.,
To ring those charming bells.
Cho.- Crying, free grace, etc.
3
My father and mother's just gone 'long, etc.,
To ring those charming bells.
Cho.- Crying, free grace, etc.
4
The Methodist and Baptist's just gone 'long, etc.,
To ring those charming bells.
Cho.- Crying, free grace, etc.


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Subject: Move Along
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 13 May 10 - 05:44 PM

No. 103. Move Along

Chorus:
Let us move along, move along, move along to the heavenly home,
Let us move along, move along, I am bound to meet you there.

1
We are on the ocean sailing,
And a-while must face the stormy blast,
But if Jesus is our captain,
We will make the port at last.
2
Yonder see the golden city,
And the light-house gleaming on the shore,
Hear the angels sweetly singing,
Soon our journey will be o'er.
3
There we'll meet our friends in Jesus,
Who are waiting on the golden shore,
With a shout of joy they'll greet us,
When we meet to part no more.


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Subject: My Good Lord's Been Here
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 13 May 10 - 08:01 PM

No. 59. My Good Lord's Been Here

Chorus:
My good Lord's been here, been here, been here,
My good Lord's been here,
And he's blessed my soul and gone.

1
O brothers, where were you,
brothers, where were you,
brothers, where were you
When the good Lord was here?
2
O sinners, where were you, etc.
Cho.- My good Lord's been here, etc.
3
O Christians, where were you, etc.
Cho.- My good Lord's been here, etc.
4
O mourners, where were you, etc.
Cho.- My good Lord's been here, etc.


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Subject: My Lord, What a Mourning
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 13 May 10 - 08:10 PM

No. 79. My Lord, What a Mourning

Chorus:
My Lord, what a mourning,
My Lord, what a mourning,
My Lord, what a mourning,
When the stars begin to fall.

1
You'll hear the trumpet sound,
To wake the nations under ground,
Looking to my God's right hand,
When the stars begin to fall.
2
You'll hear the sinner mourn,
To wake the nations under ground,
Looking to my God's right hand,
When the stars begin to fall.
3
You'll hear the Christian shout,
To wake the nations under ground,
Looking to God's right hand,
When the stars begin to fall.


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Subject: My Lord's Writing All the Time
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 13 May 10 - 08:31 PM

No. 25. My Lord's Writing All the Time

1
Solo
Come down, come down,
My Lord come down,
Refrain
My Lord's writing all the time,
Solo
And take me up to wear the crown,
Refrain
My Lord's writing all the time.
2
Solo
When I was down in Egypt's land,
Refrain
My Lord's writing all the time,
Solo
I heard some talk of promised land,
Refrain
My Lord's writing all the time.
3
Solo
O Christians you had better pray,
Refrain
My Lord's writing all the time,
Solo
For Satan's round you ev'ry day,
Refrain
My Lord's writing all the time.
4
Solo
King Jesus rides in the middle of the air,
Refrain
My Lord's writing all the time,
Solo
He's calling sinners from every where,
Refrain
My Lord's writing all the time.

Chorus:
Oh, he sees all you do,
He hears all you say,
My Lord's writing all the time,
O he sees all you do,
He hears all you say,
My Lord's writing all the time.

"Published in sheet form, with piano accompaniment, by John Church & Co."


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Subject: My Ship Is on the Ocean
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 13 May 10 - 08:40 PM

No. 43. My Ship Is on the Ocean

Chorus:
My ship is on the ocean,
My ship is on the ocean,
My ship is on the ocean,
Poor sinner, fare-you-well.

1
I'm going away to see the good old Daniel,
I'm going away To see my Lord.
2
I'm going to see the weeping Mary,
I'm going away to see my Lord.
Cho.-My ship, etc.
3
Oh! don't you want to live in that bright glory?
Oh! don't you want to go to see my Lord?
Cho.- My Lord, etc.


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Subject: My Way's Cloudy
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 14 May 10 - 08:05 PM

No. 45. My Way's Cloudy

Chorus:
Oh! brethren, my way, my way's cloudy, my way,
Go send them angels down,
Oh! brethren, my way, my way's cloudy, my way,
Go send them angels down.

1
There's fire in the east and fire in the west,
Send them angels down,
And fire among the Methodist,
O send them angels down.
2
Old Satan's mad, and I am glad,
Send them angels down,
He missed the soul he thought he had,
O send them angels down.
3
I'll tell you now as I told you before,
Send them angels down,
To the promised land I'm bound to go,
O send them angels down.
4
This is the year of jubilee,
Send them angels down,
The Lord has come and set us free,
O send them angels down.


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Subject: Nobody Knows the Trouble I See, Lord!
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 14 May 10 - 09:06 PM

No. 1. Nobody Knows the Trouble I See, Lord!

Chorus:
Nobody knows the trouble I see, Lord,
Nobody knows the trouble I see,
Nobody knows the trouble I see, Lord,
Nobody knows like Jesus.

1
Brothers, will you pray for me,
Brothers, will you pray for me,
Brothers, will you pray for me,
And help drive old Satan away.
2
Sisters, will you pray for me, etc.
3
Mothers, will you pray for me, etc.
4
Preachers, will you pray for me, etc.


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Subject: Now We Take this Feeble Body
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 14 May 10 - 09:26 PM

No. 97. Now We Take This Feeble Body

"This hymn is much used at funerals, and especially when bearing the body and lowering it into the grave."

1
Now we take this feeble body,
And we carry it to the grave,
And we all leave it there,
Hallelujah,
And a Hallelujah, and a Hallelujah,
And we all leave it there,
Hallelujah,
And a Hallelujah, and a Hallelujah,
And we all leave it there,
Hallelujah.
2
Now we take this dear old father,
And we carry him to the grave,
And we all leave him there,
Hallelujah,
And a Hallelujah, and a Hallelujah,
And we all leave him there,
Hallelujah,
And a Hallelujah, and a Hallelujah,
And we all leave him there,
Hallelujah.
3
Now we lift our mournful voices,
As we gather around the grave,
And we weep as we sing,
Hallelujah,
And a Hallelujah, and a Hallelujah,
And we weep as we sing,
Hallelujah
And a Hallelujah, and a Hallelujah,
And we weep as we sing,
Hallelujah.


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Subject: RE: Jubilee Songs, Fisk Jubilee Singers
From: GUEST,Derek Schofield
Date: 15 May 10 - 05:39 AM

If another letter in the alphabet can get a word in here ....

BBC Radio 4 has a play about the Fisk Jubilee Singers visiting the UK. Written by Adrian Mitchell.

Saturday 15 May 2.30pm, also no doubt on iplayer.

D


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Subject: Oh! Holy Lord
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 15 May 10 - 08:16 PM

No. 35. Oh! Holy Lord

Chorus:
Oh! holy Lord!
Oh! holy Lord!
Oh! holy Lord!
Done with the sin and sorrow.

1
Oh! rise up children, get your crown,
Done with the sin and sorrow,
And by your Saviour's side sit down,
Done with the sin and sorrow.
2
What a glorious morning that will be,
Done with the sin and sorrow;
Our friends and Jesus we will see,
Done with the sin and sorrow.
Cho.-
3
Oh shout, you Christians, you're gaining ground,
Done with the sin and sorrow;
We'll shout old Satan's kingdom down,
Done with the sin and sorrow.
Cho.-
4
I soon shall reach that golden shore,
Done with the sin and sorrow;
And sing the songs we sang before,
Done with the sin and sorrow.
Cho.-


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Subject: Oh, Brothers, Are You Getting Ready?
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 15 May 10 - 08:29 PM

No. 118. Oh, Brothers, Are You Getting Ready?

1
Oh, brothers, are you getting ready, ready,
Brothers, are you getting ready, ready,
Brothers, are you getting ready, ready,
For the year of Jubilee.
2
Oh, sisters, are you getting ready, ready,
Sisters, are you getting ready, ready,
Sisters, are you getting ready, ready,
For the year of Jubilee.
3
Oh, fathers, are you getting ready, ready,
Fathers, are you getting ready, ready,
Fathers, are you getting ready, ready,
For the year of Jubilee.
4
Oh, Preachers, are you getting ready, ready,
Preachers, are you getting ready, ready,
Preachers, are you getting ready, ready,
For the year of Jubilee.

Chorus:
Oh, rise, shine, and give God the glory, glory,
Rise, shine, and give God the glory, glory,
Rise, shine, and give God the glory, glory,
For the year of Jubilee.


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Subject: Oh! Give Me the Wings
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 15 May 10 - 08:39 PM

No. 126. Oh! Give Me the Wings

Chorus:
Oh! give me the wings,
Oh, good Lord, give me the wings,
And oh! give me the wings,
My good Lord, give me the wings
for to move along.

1
Oh, Methodist it is my name,
And oh, glory!
I intend to live and die the same,
And oh, ..... glory!
2
I love the shouting Methodist,
And oh, glory!
Because they pray and sing the best,
And oh, ..... glory!
3
I'm born of God, I know I am,
And oh, glory!
And you deny it if you can,
And oh, ..... glory!


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Subject: Oh, Make A-Me Holy
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 17 May 10 - 05:20 PM

No. 119. Oh, Make a-me Holy

Chorus:
Oh, make a-me holy, holy,
I do love, I do love,
make a-me holy, holy,
I do love the Lord.

1
Young people, I tell you, one and all,
I do love, I do love,
You'd better be ready when Gabriel calls,
I do love the Lord.
2
I picked up my hymn-book and Bible too,
I do love, I do love,
For I have religion as well as you,
I do love the Lord.
3
Oh, way up yonder, round the throne,
I do love, I do love,
The waters are sweeter than honey-comb,
I do love the Lord.


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Subject: Oh, Wasn't That a Wide River
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 17 May 10 - 05:36 PM

No. 81. Oh, Wasn't That a Wide River

Chorus:
Oh, wasn't that a wide river,
river of Jordan, Lord? wide river!
There's one more river to cross.

1
Oh, the river of Jordan is so wide,
One more river to cross;
I don't know how to get on the other side;
One more river to cross.
2
I have some friends before me gone,
One more river to cross;
By the grace of God I'll follow on;
One more river to cross.
3
- - Shout, shout, Satan's about,
One more river to cross;
- - Shut your door and keep him out;
One more river to cross.
4
Old Satan is a snake in the grass,
One more river to cross;
If you don't mind he'll get you at last;
One more river to cross.


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Subject: RE: Jubilee Songs, Fisk Jubilee Singers
From: Emma B
Date: 17 May 10 - 05:41 PM

A MUST! if you can access this

Adrian Mitchell play, The Jubilee Singers.
1 hr 2 min.
BBC 4


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Subject: Oh Yes! Oh Yes!
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 17 May 10 - 06:00 PM

No. 91. Oh Yes! Oh Yes!

1
I come this night to sing and pray,
Oh Yes! oh yes!
To drive old Satan away,
Oh Yes! oh yes!
That heavenly home is bright and fair,
Oh yes! oh yes!
But very few can enter there,
Oh yes! oh yes!

Chorus:
Oh, wait until I get on my robe,
Wait until I get on my robe,
Wait until I get on my robe,
Oh yes! oh yes!

2
As I went down in the valley to pray,
Oh yes!
I met old Satan on the way,
Oh yes!
And what do you think he said to me,
Oh yes!
"You're too young to pray, and too young to die,"
Oh yes!
3
If you want to catch that heavenly breeze,
Oh yes!
Go down in the valley on your knees,
Oh yes!
Go. bow your knees upon the ground,
Oh yes!
And ask your Lord to turn you round,
Oh yes!


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Subject: Old Ship of Zion
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 18 May 10 - 01:36 PM

No. 29. Old Ship of Zion

1
What ship is that a sailing, Hallelujah,
What ship is that a sailing, Hallelu.
'Tis the old ship of Zion, Hallelujah,
'Tis the old ship of Zion, Hallelu.
Do you think that she is able, Hallelujah,
Do you think that she is able, Hallelu.
"Repeat twice for first verse."

Chorus:
Do you think that she is able,
For to carry us all home,
O glory, Hallelu.

2
She has landed many a thousand, Hallelujah,
She has landed manu a thousand, Halleju,
She has landed many a thousand,
And will land as many a more.
Oh glory, Hallelu.
3
She is loaded down with angels, Hallelujah,
She is loaded down with angels, Hallelu,
And King Jesus is the Captain,
And he'll carry us all home.
Oh glory, Hallelu.

"In singing the last two verses, the music is not to be repeated."


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Subject: O Redeemed
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 20 May 10 - 08:28 PM

No. 4. O Redeemed

Chorus:
O redeemed, redeemed,
I'm washed in the blood of the Lamb,
O redeemed, redeemed,
I'm washed in the blood of the Lamb.

1
Although you see me going along so,
Washed in the blood of the Lamb,
I have my trials here below,
Washed in the blood of the Lamb.*

O redeemed, redeemed, D. S.
*"Attention is called to this characteristic manner of connecting the last strain with the chorus in the D. C.

2
When I was a mourner just like you,
Washed in the blood of the Lamb,
I mourned and prayed till I got through,
Washed in the blood of the Lamb.
3
Religion's like a blooming rose,
Washed in the blood of the Lamb,
As none but those that feel it knows,
Washed in the blood of the Lamb.


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Subject: Oh! Sinner Man
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 20 May 10 - 08:41 PM

No. 58. Oh! Sinner Man

Chorus:
Oh!, sinner, Oh! sinner man,
Oh! sinner, Oh! which way are you going?

1
Oh! come back, sinner, and don't go there,
Which way are you going?
For hell is deep, and dark despair,
Oh! which way are you going?
2
Though days be dark, and night be long,
Which way are you going?
We'll shout and sing till we get home,
Which way are you going?
Cho.- Oh! sinner, etc.
3
'Twas just about the break of day,
Which way are you going?
My sins forgiven and soul set free,
Which way are you going?
Cho.- Oh! sinner, etc.


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Subject: Peter, Go Ring Them Bells
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 20 May 10 - 09:05 PM

No. 108. Peter, Go Ring Them Bells

1
Oh, Peter, go ring them bells,
Peter, go ring them bells,
Peter, go ring them bells,
I heard from heaven today.
"To chorus after D. C."
I wonder where my mother is gone,
I wonder where my mother is gone,
I wonder where my mother is gone,
I heard from heaven today.

Chorus:
I heard from heaven today,
I heard from heaven today,
I thank God, and I thank you too,
I heard from heaven today.

2
I wonder where sister Mary's gone-
I heard from heaven today;
I wonder where sister Martha's gone-
I heard from heaven today;
It's good news, and I thank God-
I heard from heaven today;
Oh, Peter, go ring them bells-
I heard from heaven today.
Cho.- I heard from heaven, etc.

3
I wonder where brother Moses gone-
I heard from heaven today;
I wonder where brother Daniel's gone-
I heard from heaven today;
He's gone where Elijah has gone-
I heard from heaven today;
Oh, Peter, go ring them bells-
I heard from heaven today.
Cho- I heard from heaven, etc.


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Subject: Prepare Us
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 21 May 10 - 07:56 PM

No. 42. Prepare Us

Chorus:
Prepare me,
Prepare me, Lord,
Prepare me,
When death shall shake this frame.

1
As I go down this stream of time,
When death shall shake this frame,
I'll leave this sin-ful world behind,
When death shall shake this frame.
Cho.-Prepare me, etc.
2
The man that loves to serve the Lord,
When death shall shake this frame;
He will receive his just reward,
When death shall shake this frame.
Cho.- Prepare me, etc.
3
Am I a soldier of the cross,
When death shall shake this frame;
Or must I count this soul as lost,
When death shall shake this frame.
Cho.- Prepare me, etc.
4
My soul is bound for that bright land,
When death shall shake this frame;
And there I'll meet that happy band,
When death shall shake this frame.
Cho.- Prepare me, etc.


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Subject: Reign, Master Jesus
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 21 May 10 - 08:22 PM

No. 117. Reign, Master Jesus

Chorus:
O reign, O reign,
O reign, my Saviour,
Reign, master Jesus, reign!
O reign salvation in my poor soul,
Reign, master Jesus, reign!

1
Solo- I tell you now as I told you before,
Cho.- Reign, master Jesus, reign,
Solo- To the promised land I'm bound to go,
Cho.- Reign, master Jesus, reign.
2
Solo- I'll tell you how I sought the Lord,
Cho.-Reign master Jesus, reign,
Solo- Prayed a little by day and all night long,
Reign, master Jesus, reign.
3
Solo- I never shall forget that day,
Cho.- Reign, master Jesus, reign
Solo- When Jesus washed my sins away,
Cho.- Reign, master Jesus, reign.
4
Solo- I looked at my hands and my hands looked new,
Cho. Reign, master Jesus, reign,
Solo- I looked at my feet and my feet looked so too,
Cho.- Reign, master Jesus, reign.
5
Solo- I never felt such love before,
Cho.- Reign, master Jesus, reign,
Solo- Saying, "Go in peace and sin no more,"
Cho.- Reign, master Jesus, reign.

O reign, O reign, O reign, my Saviour,
Reign, master Jesus, reign!
O reign salvation in my poor soul,
Reign, master Jesus, reign.

"Published in sheet form, with piano accompaniment, by John Church 7 Co., Cincinnati."


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Subject: Reign, O Reign
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 21 May 10 - 08:31 PM

No. 48. Reign, O Reign

Absent in Marsh, 1883. Pagination continuous No. 47 - No. 49.
Perhaps deleted because it duplicated the last portion of Reign, Master Jesus.

Would someone with the Pike edition please check.


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Subject: RE: Jubilee Songs, Fisk Jubilee Singers
From: Joe Offer
Date: 22 May 10 - 01:06 AM

No. 48. Reign, O Reign

Chorus:
Reign, O reign, O reign, my Saviour
Reign, O reign, O reign, my Lord.

1.
Takes an humble soul to join us in the service of the Lord,
Takes an humble soul to join us in the army.

2.
Here's a sinner come to join us in the service of the Lord,
Here's a sinner come to join us in the army.

3.
Oh! ain't you glad you've joined us in the service of the Lord,
Oh! ain't you glad you've joined us in the army.


Source: The Story of the Jubilee Singers, with their songs, by J.B.T. Marsh, 1880

Absent in Marsh, "Revised Edition. Seventy-Fifth Thousand" (no date) Q).


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Subject: Ride On, King Jesus
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 23 May 10 - 10:40 PM

No. 46. Ride On, King Jesus

Chorus:
Ride on, King Jesus,
No man can a hinder me,
Ride on, King Jesus,
No man can a hinder me.

1
I was but young when I begun,
No man can a hinder me,
But now my race is almost done,
No man can a hinder me. D. C.
Cho.- Ride on, etc.
2
King Jesus rides on a milk-white horse,
No man can a hinder me,
The river of Jordan he did cross,
No man can a hinder me.
Cho.- Ride on, etc.
3
If you want to find your way to God,
No man can a hinder me,
The gospel highway must be trod,
No man can a hinder me.
Cho.- Ride on, etc.


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Subject: Rise and Shine
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 23 May 10 - 10:52 PM

No. 96. Rise and Shine

Chorus:
Oh, brethren, rise and shine, and give God the glory, glory,
Rise and shine and give God the glory, glory,
Rise and shine and give God the glory for the year of Jubilee.

1
Don't you want to be a soldier, soldier, soldier,
Don't you want to be a soldier, soldier, soldier?
Don't you want to be a soldier, soldier, soldier,
for the year of Jubilee?
2
Do you think I will make a soldier,
For the year of Jubilee?
3
Yes, I think you will make a soldier,
For the year of Jubilee!

"Sing the three verses in succession, and after the third verse go back to the beginning, and sing the words, "Then you must rise," etc."


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Subject: Rise, Mourners
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 23 May 10 - 11:04 PM

No. 12. Rise, Mourners*

* This hymn is sung with great unction
when "seekers" are going forward to the altar.

1
Rise, mourners, rise, mourners,
O can't you rise and tell,
What the Lord has done for you.
Yes, He's taken my feet out of the miry clay,
And He's placed them on the right side of my Father. D. C.
2
Rise, seekers, rise, seekers,
O can't you rise, etc.
3
Rise, sinners, rise, sinners,
O can't you rise, etc.
4
Rise, brothers, rise, brothers,
O can't you rise, etc.


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Subject: Rise, Shine, for Thy Light Is A-Coming
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 26 May 10 - 06:08 PM

No. 125. Rise, Shine, for Thy Light Is A-Coming

Chorus:
Oh, rise, shine, for thy light is a-coming,
Rise, shine, for thy light is a-coming,
Oh, rise, shine for thy light is a-coming,
My Lord says he's coming by 'nd by.

1
Oh, wet or dry, I intend to try,
My Lord says he's coming by 'nd by,
To serve the Lord until I die,
My Lord says he's coming by 'nd by.
2
We'll build our tent on this camp-ground,
My Lord says he's coming by 'nd by,
And give old Satan another round,
My Lord says he's coming by 'nd by.
3
I intend to shout and never stop,
My Lord says he's coming by 'nd by,
Until I reach the mountain top,
My Lord says he's coming by 'nd by.
D. C.


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Subject: Roll, Jordan, Roll
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 26 May 10 - 08:02 PM

No. 7. Roll, Jordan, Roll

Chorus:
Roll, Jordan, roll, roll, Jordan, roll,
I want to go to heaven when I die,
To hear Jordan roll.

1
Oh, brothers, you ought t'have been there,
Yes, my Lord!
A sitting in the Kingdom,
To hear Jordan roll.
D. C.
2
Oh, preachers, you ought t'have been there, etc.
3
Oh, sinners, you ought, etc.
4
Oh, mourners, you ought, etc.
5
Oh, seekers, you ought, etc.
6
Oh, mothers, you ought, etc.
7
Oh, sisters, you ought, etc.


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Subject: Room Enough
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 26 May 10 - 08:16 PM

No. 3. Room Enough

1
Oh, brothers, don't stay away,
Brothers, don't stay away,
Brothers, don't stay away,
Don't stay away.

Chorus:
For my Lord says there's *room enough,
Room enough in the Heav'ns for you,
My Lord says there's room enough,
Don't stay away.

2
Oh, mourners, don't stay away.
Cho.- For the Bible says there's room enough, etc.
3
Oh, sinners, don't stay away.
Cho.- For the angel says there's room enough, etc.
4
Oh. children, don't stay away.
Cho.- For Jesus says there's room enough, etc.

*The peculiar accent here makes the words sound thus: "rooma nough."

With some different verses, collected on St. Helena Island, SC, by Ballanta-(Taylor), 1924
Posted at end of thread.


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Subject: Run to Jesus
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 27 May 10 - 08:13 PM

No. 69. Run to Jesus

Chorus:
Run to Jesus, shun the danger,
I don't expect to stay much longer here.

1
He will be our dearest friend,
And will help us to the end.
I don't expect to stay much longer here.
Run to Jesus, shun the danger,
I don't expect to stay much longer here.
2
Oh, I thought I heard them say,
There were lions in the way.
I don't expect, etc.
3
Many mansions there will be,
One for you and one for me.
I don't expect, etc.

("This song was given to the Jubilee Singers by Hon. Frederick Douglass, in Washington, D. C. with the interesting statement, that it first suggested to him the thought of escaping from slavery.")


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Subject: Save Me, Lord, Save Me
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 27 May 10 - 08:26 PM

No. 39. Save Me, Lord, Save Me

1.
I called to my father, my father hearkened to me,
And the last word I heard him say, was,
Save me, Lord, Save Me.

Chorus:
And I wish that heav'n was a mine,
And I hope that heav'n will a be mine,
And I wish that heav'n was a mine,
O save me, Lord, save me.

2
I called to my mother, my mother hearkened to me,
And the last word I heard her say, was,
Save me, Lord, save me.
Cho.- And I wish that heav'n was a mine, etc.
3
I called to my sister, my sister hearkened to me, etc.
Cho.- And I wish that heav'n was a mine, etc.
4
I called to my brother, my brother hearkened to me, etc.
Cho.- And I wish that heav'n was a mine, etc.


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Subject: Shine, Shine (1)
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 28 May 10 - 08:29 PM

No. 28. Shine, Shine (1)

Chorus:
Shine, shine, I'll meet you in the morning,
Shine, shine, I'll meet you in the morning,
Shine, shine, I'll meet you in the morning.

1
I'm going to sit at the welcome-table,
I'm going to sit at the welcome-table,
I'm going to sit at the welcome-table,
Oh! my soul's going to shine, shine,
Oh! my soul's going to shine, shine.
2
I'm going to tell God about my trial, etc.
Oh! my soul's going to shine, etc.
Cho.- Shine, shine, etc.
3
I'm going to walk all about that city, etc.
Oh! my soul's going to shine, etc.
Cho.- Shine, shine, etc.


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Subject: Shine, Shine (2)
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 28 May 10 - 08:44 PM

No. 98. Shine, Shine (2)

1
I don't care where you bury my body,
Don't care where you bury my body,
Don't care where you bury my body,

Chorus following each 3-line verse:

O my little soul's going to shine, shine,
O my little soul's going to shine, shine,
All around the heaven going to shine, shine,
All around the heaven going to shine, shine.

2
You may bury my body in the Egypt garden,
Bury my body in the Egypt garden,
Bury my body in the Egypt garden,
3
I'm going to join the forty-four thousand,
Going to join the forty-four thousand,
Going to join the forty-four thousand,
4
   Great big stars way up yonder,
Great big stars way up yonder,
Great big stars way up yonder,


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Subject: Sweet Canaan
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 31 May 10 - 04:52 PM

No. 112. Sweet Canaan

Chorus:
Oh, the land I am bound for,
Sweet Canaan's happy land I am bound for,
Sweet Canaan's happy land I am bound for,
Sweet Canaan's happy land,
Pray Give me your right hand.

Oh, my brother, did you come for to help me?
Oh, my brother, did you come for to help me?
Oh, my brother, did you come for to help me?
Pray give me your right hand.

Oh, my sister, did you come for to help me?
Oh, my sister, did you come for to help me?
Oh, my sister, did you come for to help me?
Pray give me your right hand.


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Subject: Some of These Mornings
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 31 May 10 - 07:54 PM

No. 116. Some of These Mornings
From "Hampton and its Students," by per.

1
Going to see my mother, some of these mornings,
see my mother, some of these mornings,
See my mother, some of these mornings,

Oh, sitting in the kingdom some of these mornings,
sitting in the kingdom, some of these mornings,
Sitting in the kingdom, some of these mornings,-

Chorus:
Look away in the heaven,
Look away in the heaven, Lord,
Hope I'll join the band.
(Many repetitions)

2
Going to see my brother, some of these mornings, etc.
Oh, shouting in the heaven, some of these mornings, etc.
Cho.- Look away, etc.
3
Going to walk about in Zion, some of these mornings, etc.
Going to chatter with the angels, some of these mornings, etc.
Cho.- Look away, etc.
4
Going to talk the troubles over, some of these mornings, etc.
Going to see my Jesus, some of these mornings, etc.
Cho.- Look away, etc.

The dialect of the Hampton version, Look Away, is removed:

1
Solo
Gwine to see my mother,
Tutti
some o' dese mornin's,
see my mother some o' dese mornin's,
See my mother, some o' dese mornin's,
Hope I'll jine de band.

Chorus:
Separated into tenor, alto and bass lines.
Look away in de heaven, etc.,
Lord, Hope I'll jine de band.

4
'Trouble' singular-
Gwine to talk de trouble ober some o' dese mornin's, etc.

Excerpt from Hampton version from R. N. Dett, Religious Folk-Songs of the Negro as Sung at the Hampton Institute; Look Away.


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Subject: Steal Away
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 03 Jun 10 - 07:46 PM

No. 24. Steal Away

Chorus:
Steal away, steal away, steal away to Jesus!
Steal away, steal away home,
I hain't got long to stay here.

1
My Lord calls me,
He calls me by the thunder;
The trumpet sounds it in my soul:
I hain't got long to stay here.
2
Green trees are bending,
Poor sinners stand trembling;
The, etc.
3
My Lord calls me,
He calls me by the lightning;
The trumpet sounds it in my soul:
I hain't got long to stay here.
Cho.- Steal away, etc.
4
Tombstones are bursting,
Poor sinners are trembling;
The trumpet sounds it in my soul:
I hain't got long to stay here.
Cho.- Steal away, etc.


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Subject: Swing Low, Sweet Chariot
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 03 Jun 10 - 08:05 PM


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Subject: Swing Low, Sweet Chariot
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 03 Jun 10 - 08:13 PM

No. 2. Swing Low, Sweet Chariot

Chorus:
Swing low, sweet chariot,
Coming for to carry me home,
Swing low, sweet chariot,
Coming for to carry me home.

1
I looked over Jordan and what did I see,
Coming for to carry me home?
A band of angels coming after me,
Coming for to carry me home.
2
If you get there before I do,
Coming for to carry me home,
Tell all my friends I'm coming too,
Coming for to carry me home.
3
The brightest day that ever I saw,
Coming for to carry me home,
When Jesus wash'd my sins away,
Coming for to carry me home.
4
I'm sometimes up and sometimes down,
Coming for to carry me home,
But still my soul feels heavenly bound,
Coming for to carry me home.


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Subject: 'Tis Jordan's River
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 03 Jun 10 - 08:23 PM

No. 93. 'Tis Jordan's River

Chorus:
'Tis Jordan's River, and I must go 'cross,
'Tis Jordan's River, and I must go 'cross,
'Tis Jordan's River, and I must go 'cross;
Poor sinner, fare you well.

1
Am I a soldier of the Cross?
Yes, my Lord!
Or must I count this soul as lost?
Yes, my Lord!
2
As I go down the stream of time,
Yes, my Lord!
I leave this sinful world behind,
Yes, my Lord!
3
Old Satan thinks he'll get us all,
Yes, my Lord!
Because in Adam we did fall,
Yes, my Lord!
4
If you want to see old Satan run,
Yes, my Lord!
Just shoot him with a Gospel-gun,
Yes, my Lord!


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Subject: RE: Jubilee Songs, Fisk Jubilee Singers
From: Charley Noble
Date: 03 Jun 10 - 08:27 PM

Q-

Nice work!

What's interesting to me is to see bits and pieces of old gospel songs that I'm only heard contemporary versions of.

Charley Noble


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Subject: The General Roll
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 03 Jun 10 - 08:32 PM

No. 52. The General Roll

Chorus:
I'll be there, I'll be there,
Oh when the general roll is called,
I'll be there.

1
O hallelujah to the Lamb,
The general roll is called,
I'll be there;
The Lord is on the giving hand,
The general roll is called,
I'll be there.
2
Old Satan told me not to pray,
The general roll is called,
I'll be there;
He wants my soul at Judgement day,
The general roll is called,
I'll be there.


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Subject: The Gospel Train
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 03 Jun 10 - 08:53 PM

No. 27. The Gospel Train

Chorus:
Get on board, children,
Get on board, children,
Get on board, children,
For there's room for many a more.

1
The gospel train is coming,
I hear it just at hand,
I hear the car wheels moving,
And rumbling thro' the land.
2
I hear the bell and whistle,
The coming round the curve;
She's playing all her steam and pow'r
And straining every nerve.
Cho.- Get on board, children, etc.
3
No signal for another train
To follow on the line,
O sinner, you're forever lost,
If once you're left behind.
Cho.- Get on board, children, etc.
4
This is the Christian banner,
The motto's new and old,
Salvaation and repentance
Are burnished there in gold.
Cho.- Get on board, children, etc.
5
She's nearing now the station,
O sinner, don't be vain,
But come and get your ticket,
And be ready for the train.
Cho.- Get on board, children, etc.
6
The fare is cheap and all can go,
The rich and poor are there,
No second-class on board the train,
No difference in the fare.
Cho.- Get on board, children, etc.


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Subject: The Rocks and the Mountains
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 03 Jun 10 - 09:05 PM

No. 18. The Rocks and the Mountains

Chorus:
Oh, the rocks and the mountains shall all flee away,
And you shall have a new hiding place that day.

1
Seeker, seeker, give up your heart to God,
And you shall have a new hiding place that day. D. C.
Cho.- Oh, the rocks, etc.
2
Doubter, doubter, give up your heart to God,
And you shall have a new hiding place that day.
Cho.- Oh, the rocks, etc.
3
Mourner, mourner, give up your heart to God, etc.
4
Sinner, sinner, give up your heart to God, etc.
5
Sister, sister, give up your heart to God, etc.
6
Mother, mother, give up your heart to God, etc.
7
Children, children, give up your heart to God, etc.


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Subject: The Angels Changed My Name
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 03 Jun 10 - 09:15 PM

No. 104. The Angels Changed My Name

1.
I went to the hill side,
I went to pray,
I know the angels done changed my name,
Done changed my name for the coming day,
Thank God the angels done changed my name.

Chorus:
Done changed my name for the coming day,
I know the angels done changed my name
for the coming day,
Thank God the angels done changed my name.

2
I looked at my hands and my hands were new,
I know the angels done changed my my name,
I looked at my feet and my feet were too,
Thank God the angels done changed my name.


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Subject: There's a Meeting Here To-night
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 07 Jun 10 - 07:43 PM

No. 65. There's a Meeting Here To-night

Chorus:
Get you ready, there's a meeting here to-night,
Come along, there's a meeting here tonight,
I know you by your daily walk,
There's a meeting here tonight.

1
Camp-meeting down in the wilderness,
There's a meeting here tonight;
I know it's among the Methodists,
There's a meeting here tonight.
2
Those angels wings are tipped with gold, etc.
That brought glad tidings to my soul, etc.
3
My father says it is the best, etc.
To live and die a Methodist, etc.
4
I'm a Methodist bred and a Methodist born, etc.
And when I'm dead there's a Methodist gone, etc.


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Subject: The Ten Virgins
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 07 Jun 10 - 07:56 PM

No. 37. The Ten Virgins

1
Five of them were wise when the bride-groom came,
Five of them were wise when the bride-groom came.

Chorus:
O Zion, O Zion, O Zion, when the bridegroom came.
O Zion, O Zion, O Zion, when the bridegroom came.

2
Five of them were foolish when the bridegroom came,
Five of them were foolish when the bridegroom came.
Cho.- O Zion, etc.
3
The wise they took oil when the bridegroom came
The wise they took oil when the bridegroom came.
Cho.- O Zion, etc.
4
The foolish took no oil when the bridegroom came,
The foolish took no oil when the bridegroom came.
Cho.- O Zion, etc.
5
The foolish they kept knocking when the bridegroom came,
The foolish they kept knocking when the bridegroom came.
Cho.- O Zion, etc.
6.
Depart, I never knew you, said the bridegroom, then,
Depart, I never knew you, said the bridegroom, then.
Cho.- O Zion, etc.


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Subject: The Work's Being Done
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 07 Jun 10 - 08:11 PM

No. 123. The Work's Being Done

1
We need more reapers in the harvest field,
Where the work's being done;
We need more reapers in the harvest field,
Where the work's being done.

Oh, children, the work's being done,
Oh, the work's being done,
Oh, children, the work's being done,
Oh, the work's being done,
Oh, the work's being done,
Oh, the work is being done,
Oh, the work is being done,
Oh, the work's being done.

2
We need more workers in the harvest field,
Where the work's being done;
We need more workers in the harvest field,
Where the work's being done.
3
We need more teachers in the harvest field,
Where the work's being done;
We need more teachers in the harvest field,
Where the work's being done.
4
We need more preachers in the harvest field,
Where the work's being done;
We need more preachers in the harvest field,
Where the work's being done.


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Subject: They Led My Lord Away
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 07 Jun 10 - 08:23 PM

No. 120. They Led My Lord Away

Chorus-
They led my Lord away, away, away,
They led my Lord away,
Oh, tell me where to find Him.

1
Solo
The Jews and Romans in one band,
Chorus
Tell me where to find Him,
Solo
They crucified the Son of man,
Cho.
Tell me where to find Him.
2
Solo
They led Him up to Pilate's bar,
Cho.
Tell me where to find Him,
Solo
But the Jews could not condemn Him there,
Cho.
Tell me where to find Him.
3
Solo
Pilate said, "I'll wash my hands,"
Cho.
Tell me where to find Him,
Solo
I find no fault in this just man,
Cho.
Tell me where to find Him.


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Subject: This Old Time Religion
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 07 Jun 10 - 08:32 PM

No. 36. This Old Time Religion

Chorus-
Oh! this old time religion,
This old time religion,
This old time religion,
It is good enough for me.

1
It is good for the mourner,
It is good for the mourner,
It is good for the mourner,
It is good enough for me.
2
It will carry you home to heaven,
It will carry you home to heaven,
It will carry you home to heaven,
It is good enough for me.
Cho.- Oh, this old time religion, etc.
3
It brought me out of bondage, etc.
Cho.- Oh, this old time religion, etc.
4
It is good when you are in trouble, etc.
Cho.- Oh, this old time religion, etc.


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Subject: Turn Back Pharoah's Army
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 07 Jun 10 - 08:33 PM


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Subject: Turn Back Pharoah's Army
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 07 Jun 10 - 08:49 PM

No. 8. Turn Back Pharoah's Army

1
Solo Moderato
Gwine to write to Massa Jesus,
To send some valiant soldier,
Chorus Faster
To turn back Pharoah's army, Hallelujah!
To turn back Pharoah's army, Hallelu!
To turn back Pharoah's army, Hallelujah!
To turn back Pharoah's army, Hallelu!
2
To turn back Pharoah's army, Hallelu!
To turn back, etc.
3
To turn back Pharoah's army, Hallelu!
To turn back, etc.
4
He turned back Pharoah's army, Hallelu!
He turned back, etc.
5
And turned back Pharoah's army, Hallelu!
And turned back, etc.
6
And drowned ole Pharoah's army, Hallelu!
And drowned ole, etc.


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Subject: Wait a Little While
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 09 Jun 10 - 08:01 PM

No. 86. Wait a Little While

Chorus:
Wait a little while,
Then we'll sing the new song,
Wait a little while,
Then we'll sing the new song.

1
My heavenly home is bright and fair,
We will sing the new song,
No pain or sorrow enter there;
We will sing the new song.
2
Jesus my Lord to heav'n is gone,
We will sing the new song,
He whom I fix my hopes upon,
We will sing the new song.


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Subject: Way Over Jordan
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 09 Jun 10 - 08:15 PM

No. 82. Way Over Jordan

Chorus:
Oh, way over Jordan,
View the land, view the land,
Way over Jordan,
Oh, view the heav'nly land.

1
I want to go to heaven when I die!
View the land, view the land;
To shout salvation as I fly,
Oh, view the heav'nly land.
Cho.- Oh, way over Jordan, etc.
2
Old Satan's mad, and I am glad,
View the land, view the land;
He miss'd that soul he thought he had,
Oh, view the heav'nly land.
Cho.- Oh, way over Jordan, etc.
3
You say you're aiming for the skies,
View the land, view the land;
Why don't you stop your telling lies?
O view the heav'nly land.
Cho.- Oh, way over Jordan, etc.
4
You say your Lord has set you free,
View the land, view the land;
Why don't you let your neighbours be?
O view the heav'nly land.
Cho.- Oh, way over Jordan, etc.


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Subject: We Are Almost Home
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 09 Jun 10 - 08:30 PM

No. 84. We Are Almost Home

Chorus:
We are almost home,
We are almost home,
We are almost home
to ring those charming bells.

1
Oh, come along, brothers, come along,
come along, brothers, come along,
come along, brothers, come along,
To ring those charming bells.
2
Oh, come along, sisters, come along,
come along, sisters, come along,
come along, sisters, come along,
To ring those charming bells.


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Subject: We Are Climbing the Hills of Zion
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 09 Jun 10 - 08:42 PM

No. 80. We Are Climbing the Hills of Zion

As sung by Miss Jennie Jackson.
(slowly)

Chorus:
We are climbing the hills of Zion,
the hills of Zion, the hills of Zion,
We are climbing the hills of Zion,
With Jesus in our souls.

1
Oh, brethren, do get ready,
Oh, brethren, do get ready,
Oh, brethren, do get ready,
With Jesus in your souls.
2
Oh, seeker, do get ready,
Oh, seeker, do get ready,
Oh, seeker, do get ready,
With Jesus in your souls.
3
Oh, sinner, do get ready,
Oh, sinner, do get ready,
Oh, sinner, do get ready,
With Jesus in your souls.


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Subject: We'll Die in the Field
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 09 Jun 10 - 09:38 PM

No. 15. We'll Die in the Field

Unison
1
O what do you say, seekers,
O what do you say, seekers;
O what do you say, seekers,
About the Gospel war?

And I will die in the field,
Will die in the field;
Will die in the field,
I'm on my journey home.

2
O what do you say, brothers, etc.
3
O what do you say, christians, etc.
4
O what do you say, preachers, etc.


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Subject: We'll Overtake the Army
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 09 Jun 10 - 09:47 PM

No. 83. We'll Overtake the Army

Chorus:
We'll overtake the army,
overtake the army,
overtake the army,
Yes, my Lord.

1
I've 'listed, and I mean to fight;
Yes, my Lord,
Till ev'ry foe is put to flight,
Yes, my Lord.
2
Tho' I may fall, I'll bless His name;
Yes, my Lord,
I'll trust in God, and rise again,
Yes, my Lord.
3
The God I serve is a man of war;
Yes, my Lord,
He fights and conquers evermore,
Yes, my Lord. D. C.


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Subject: We'll Stand the Storm
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 09 Jun 10 - 10:01 PM

No. 31. We'll Stand the Storm

Chorus:
Oh! stand the storm, it won't be long,
We'll anchor by-and-by,
Stand the storm, it won't be long,
We'll anchor by-and-by.

1
My ship is on the ocean,
We'll anchor by-and-by,
My ship is on the ocean,
We'll anchor by-and-by.
2
She's making for the kingdom,
We'll anchor, etc.
3
I've a mother in the kingdom,
We'll anchor, etc.


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Subject: We Shall Walk Thro' the Valley
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 09 Jun 10 - 10:13 PM

No. 74. We Shall Walk Thro' the Valley

Chorus:
We shall walk thro' the valley and the shadow of death,
We shall walk thro' the valley in peace.
If Jesus Himself shall be our leader,
We shall walk thro' the valley in peace.

1
We shall meet those Christians there, meet them there,
We shall meet those Christians there, meet them there,
If Jesus Himself shall be our leader,
We shall walk thro' the valley in peace.
2
There will be no sorrow there,
If Jesus Himself shall be our leader,
There will be no sorrow there,
We shall walk thro' the valley in peace.
Cho.- We shall, etc.


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Subject: What Kind of Shoes Are You Going to Wear?
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 10 Jun 10 - 03:32 PM

No. 47. What Kind of Shoes Are You Going to Wear?

1
What kind of shoes you going to wear?
Golden slippers!
What kind of shoes you going to wear?
Golden slippers!
Golden slippers I'm bound to wear,
That outshine the glittering sun.
2
What kind of crown you going to wear?
Starry crown!
What kind of crown you going to wear?
Starry crown!
Starry crown I'm bound to wear,
That outshines the glittering sun.
3
What kind of robe you going to wear?
White robe!
What kind of robe you going to wear?
White robe!
Long white robe I'm bound to wear,
That outshines the glittering sun.
4
What kind of song you going to sing?
New song!
What kind of harp you going to play?
Golden harp!
Golden harp I'm bound to play,
That outshines the glittering sun.

Published in sheet form, with piano accompaniment, by John Church & Co., Cincinnati.


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Subject: When Moses Smote the Water
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 10 Jun 10 - 04:28 PM

No. 57. When Moses Smote the Water

Chorus:
When Moses smote the water,
The children all passed over,
When Moses smote the water,
The sea gave away.


1
O children ain't you glad
You've left that sinful army?
O children ain't you glad
The sea gave away?
D. C.

2
O Christians ain't you glad
You've left that sinful army?
O Christians ain't you glad
The sea gave away?
Cho.- When Moses smote, etc.
3
O brothers ain't you glad
You've left that sinful army?
O brothers ain't you glad
The sea gave away?
Cho.- When Moses smote, etc.


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Subject: When Shall I Get There
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 10 Jun 10 - 08:50 PM

No. 64. When Shall I Get There

There's a heavenly home up yonder,
There's a heavenly home up yonder,
There's a heavenly home up yonder,
Oh! when shall I get there?

1
Solo
Old Pilate says, I wash my hands;
Chorus
When shall I get there?
Solo
I find no fault in this just man;
Chorus
When shall I get there? D. C.
2
John and Peter ran to see,
When shall I get there?
But Christ has gone to Galilee,
When shall I get there?
3
Paul and Silas bound in jail,
When shall I get there?
They sang and prayed both night and day,
When shall I get there?
4
I'm bred and born a Methodist,
When shall I get there?
I carry the witness in my breast,
When shall I get there?


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Subject: Wrestling Jacob
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 10 Jun 10 - 09:09 PM

No. 62. Wrestling Jacob

1
Wrestling Jacob, Jacob,
day is a-breaking,
Wrestling Jacob, Jacob,
I will not let thee go.


Let me go, Jacob.
I will not let thee go.
Let me go, Jacob.

I will not let thee go,
Until thou bless me,
I will not let thee go;
Until thou bless me,
I will not let thee go.

Wrestling Jacob, Jacob,
day is a-breaking,
Wrestling Jacob,
I will not let thee go.

I'll hold thee till the break of day,
I will not let thee go,
Until thou tell me what's thy name,
I will not let thee go.
(or this)
I'll wrestle till the break of day,
I will not let thee go,
Until thou come and bless my soul,
I will not let thee go.
D. C.


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Subject: Zion's Children
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 10 Jun 10 - 09:19 PM

No. 34. Zion's Children

Oh! Zion's children coming along,
Coming along, Coming along,
O Zion's children coming along,
Talking about the welcome day.

1
I hail my mother in the morning,
Coming along, coming along,
I hail my mother in the morning,
Talking about the welcome day.
2
Oh! don't you want to live up yonder,
Coming along, etc.
3
I think they are mighty happy,
Coming, etc.


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Subject: RE: Jubilee Songs, Fisk Jubilee Singers
From: Richie
Date: 11 Jun 10 - 12:35 AM

Congrats Q,

Do want discussion on the songs in this thread?

Thanks,

Richie


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Subject: RE: Jubilee Songs, Fisk Jubilee Singers
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 11 Jun 10 - 07:48 PM

Richie, pertinent discussion is welcomed. I would like to keep to old material as much as possible, however, and not include modern gospel remakes.


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Subject: RE: Jubilee Songs, Fisk Jubilee Singers
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 11 Jun 10 - 10:22 PM

Room Enough was collected as Room Enough in de Hebben on St. Helena by Balanta-(Taylor) in 1924.

Different verses:
Oh, de lillies bloom, Oh de lillies bloom,
De lillies bloom in heben I know
Oh de lillies bloom I cyan' stay behind

Oh de roses bloom in de heben I know

Oh de Angels sing in de heben I know.
(with musical score)


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Subject: RE: Jubilee Songs, Fisk Jubilee Singers
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 11 Jun 10 - 10:32 PM

Wrestling Jacob appears as Oh Wrastlin' Jacob in Ballanta-(Taylor), 1924, collected on St. Helena Island, SC.

Variant verses:
He hold my mother wid a tremblin' hand, I will not let yo' go.
He hold my father, sister, brother, pastor, deacon, etc.
With musical score.


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Subject: RE: Jubilee Songs, Fisk Jubilee Singers
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 11 Jun 10 - 10:42 PM

When Moses Smote the Water appears as Moses Smote the Water in Ballanta-(Taylor), 1924, collected on St. Helena Island, SC, with these different verses:

Aaron crossed de ocean and de chillun all crossed obuh
Aaron crossed de ocean and de sea gie way.

Mary crossed de ocean, etc.

With musical score.


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Subject: RE: Jubilee Songs, Fisk Jubilee Singers
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 11 Jun 10 - 10:46 PM

Keep Your Lamps Trimmed appears as Don't get Weary in Ballanta-(Taylor) 1924, from St. Helena Island, SC.
Very similar.
(With musical score).


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Subject: RE: Jubilee Songs, Fisk Jubilee Singers
From: Richie
Date: 14 Jun 10 - 08:36 AM

The Crucifixion
No. 131 From "Negro Spirituals - Or, the Songs of the Jubilee Singers."

A publication of W. J. Gibbs, UK, about 1900 and later. Sung by "Fisk Jubilee Trio" which may have been an English group.

Where you there when they crucified my Lord?
Where you there when they crucified my Lord?
Oh, sometimes it causes me to tremble, tremble, tremble,
Where you there when they crucified my Lord?

Where you there when they crowned Him with the thorns?
Where you there when they crowned Him with the thorns?
Oh, sometimes it causes me to tremble, tremble, tremble,
Where you there when they crowned Him with the thorns?


Where you there when they pierced Him in the side?
Where you there when they pierced Him in the side?
Oh, sometimes it causes me to tremble, tremble, tremble,
Where you there when they pierced Him in the side?

Where you there when they laid Him in the tomb?
Where you there when they laid Him in the tomb?
Oh, sometimes it causes me to tremble, tremble, tremble,
Where you there when they laid Him in the tomb?


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Subject: RE: Jubilee Songs, Fisk Jubilee Singers
From: Richie
Date: 14 Jun 10 - 08:57 AM

Climb Up Ye Little Children
"Negro Spirituals - Or, the Songs of the Jubilee Singers," W. J. Gibbs; Written and arranged by Euna M. Mocara; E. M. McAdoo's Fisk Jubilee Trio
May not have been sung by the original Fisk Jubilee Singers.

Climb up ye little children,
Climb up ye older people,
Climb up to the sky.
Now is your chance for heaven,
Climb up in six and seven,
Climb up ye children, climb!

1. [Solo] Jacob dream'd he saw a ladder,
[All] Reaching for the sky
[Solo] Angel climb up and down it,
[All] Climb up children high

2. [Solo] if you want to go to heaven,
[All] Now's the happy time.
[Solo] Pray and have your sins forgiven,
[All] Climb up children climb.


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Subject: RE: Jubilee Songs, Fisk Jubilee Singers
From: Richie
Date: 14 Jun 10 - 09:09 AM

Q,

The last song should be No. 140 but no number was assigned. I told you about this edition at the beginning of this thread. I assume it's from the 1800s. There is sheet music. I can post more of the songs you you can. Thought I'd wait until you finished that edition.

Richie


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Subject: RE: Jubilee Songs, Fisk Jubilee Singers
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 14 Jun 10 - 01:27 PM

The edition, Richie, was not one of the original Pike or Marsh editions, but a reprinting by W. J. Gibbs, publisher of books of hymns (those no longer copyright under British regulations) and owner of a vacation camp, "Ambleside."

The added spirituals are those of "McAdoo's Fisk Jubilee Singers Trio," which I believe was an English group.

There is a thread with information about this edition, which I have, but I have not included the additional songs because I am not certain that they were sung by the original Fisk Jubilee Singers.

My copy of "Negro Spirituals or The Songs of the Jubilee Singers"   was "published by W. J. Gibbs, Bromley, Kent and Ambleside, Clacton-on-Sea," no date. I am surprised to see this book reprinted.

Go ahead and add the spirituals from the W. J. Gibbs volume, but please note their questionable source. I will edit those that you have added above to include the source.

The "Story of the Jubilee Singers, 1880, J. B. T. Marsh, is available in reprint by Cornell University Library, 2009.


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Subject: RE: Jubilee Songs, Fisk Jubilee Singers
From: Richie
Date: 14 Jun 10 - 02:08 PM

Hi,

There's only about a dozen total new songs (all the rest are in edition you're posted). The book seem to be late 1800s but I'm not sure. It also includes songs by Hampton singers but those are notated. It seem legit to me.

I'll try and put some basic info about these important early spirituals- not sure what you meant about recent versions. Here's an example:

Been A Listening

RECORDED BY: Taggart, Blind Joe (Joel).

The Five Blind Boys of Mississippi- 'Been a Listening'

1938 W.C. Handy's Collection of Negro Spirituals (book) "Been a Listening All de Day Long" (spiritual)

OTHER NAMES: "Been Listening" "Been Listening All Day" "Been Listening All The Day" "I've Been A-list'ning All the Night Long" "I Been A Listenin'"


NOTES: "Been A Listening" is from the Fisk Jubilee Singers book, "Story of the Jubilee Singers" published in 1874. A similar verse was collected by Howard Odum and appears in his 1925 book, The Negro and His Songs (Odum and Johnson). The first verse of Been a Listening is found in the John The Baptist/Lonesome Valley songs.

"Been a listening" was in the Hampton collections (Fenner, Moton, Dett) as "I've been a-list'ning all de night long," and other collections including Ballanta-(Taylor) from St. Helena, SC, 1924 and McIlhenny.
BEAR YO' BURDEN- Odum- Negro and His Songs

The Lord is listenin' all the day long,
Bear yo' burden sinner.
If you only pray He will bear you on,
Bear yo' burden sinner.

"Been a Listening" was in the repertoire of The Five Blind Boys of Mississippi and Blind Joe (Joel) Taggart, an itinerant street singer as "Been Listening All The Day." A cover of Taggart's song is on Youtube. Taggart's version combines two verses from "Dark was the Night" along with the "Been Listening" chorus:

Been Listening All The Day- Joe Taggart circa late 1920s

[fiddle]

Dark was the night and cold the ground
On which my Lord was laid
His sweat like drops of blood ran down
In agony he prayed

CHORUS 2X: I've been listening all the night long,
I've been listening all the day
I've been listening all the night long,
To hear some sinner pray.

Father, remove this bitter cup,
If such Thy sacred will;
If not, content to drink it up
Pleasures I fulfill

CHORUS 2X: I've been listening all the night long,
I've been listening all the day
I've been listening all the night long,
To hear some sinner pray.

If this is OK I'll add some info on the songs,

Richie


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Subject: Re: Jubilee Songs, Fisk Jubilee Singers
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 14 Jun 10 - 05:16 PM

The Fisk Jubilee Singers version, No. 20 in Marsh, is posted above; Hampton had an early version as well:

I've Been a-List'ning All de Night Long

Chorus:
I've been a-list'ning all de night long,
Been a list'ning all de day
I've been a-list'ning all de night long,
To hear some sinner pray.

1
Some say that John de Baptist,
Was nothin' but a Jew,
But the Bible doth inform us
Dat he was a preacher too.
2
Go read the fifth* of Matthew,
An' a-read de chapter thro',
It is a guide to Christians,
An' a-tells dem what to do.
Cho.- I've been a-list'ning, etc.
3
Dere was a search in heaven,
An' a-all de earth around,
John stood in sorrow hoping
Dat a Saviour might be found.
Cho.-

*Versions differ; third or fifth.

R. N. Dett, 1927, "Religious Folk-Songs of the Negro as sung at Hampton Institute;" editions by Fenner, 1874, Ludlow, 1891, Moton, 1909, and Dett.


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Subject: RE: Jubilee Songs, Fisk Jubilee Singers
From: wysiwyg
Date: 30 Jun 10 - 03:24 PM

Is this project complete now?

~S~


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Subject: RE: Jubilee Songs, Fisk Jubilee Singers
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 30 Jun 10 - 05:12 PM

Posting of all spirituals in The Story of the Jubilee Singers; with Their Songs, by J. B. T. Marsh, is complete.


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Subject: RE: Jubilee Songs, Fisk Jubilee Singers
From: wysiwyg
Date: 01 Jul 10 - 12:50 PM

Thanks. I plan to list not only the songs in the Spirituals Index, but also the thread as one of the resource threads. (Ditto your St. Helena group.)

Great work!

~S~


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Subject: RE: Jubilee Songs, Fisk Jubilee Singers
From: Richie
Date: 08 Sep 10 - 02:01 PM

Hi Q,

I'm doing some youtube video of spirituals. Here's one I arranged and did of Chilly Water, one of the Fisk Jubilee Singers songs (see above)

YouTube(Richard Matteson with Jessica Kastor):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KRZtDLR9J2A

The volumes a bit low but you can hear it.

Richie


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