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Lyr Add: Ole Egyp' (spiritual)

Q (Frank Staplin) 23 Nov 13 - 08:54 PM
Q (Frank Staplin) 24 Nov 13 - 01:20 PM
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Subject: Lyr Add: Ole Egyp' (spiritual)
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 23 Nov 13 - 08:54 PM

Lyr. Add: OLE EGYP'
Spiritual

Leaduh, leaduh, don' let yo' Eldah condemn yuh (3x)
Way down een dat lonesome grabeyaa'd.

Sexshun, sexshum, don' let yo' leaduh condemn yuh (3x)
Way down een dat lonesome grabeyaa'd.

Deacon, deacon, don' let yuh Preachuh condemn yuh (3x)
Way down een dat lonesome grabeyaa'd.

Fadduh, fadduh, don' let yo' son condemn yuh (3x)
Way down een dat lonesome grabeyaa'd.

Mudduh, mudduh, don' let yo' daughtuh condemn yuh (3x)
Way down een dat lonesome grabeyaa'd.

Brudduh, brudduh, don' let yo' sistuh condemn you (3x)
Way down een dat lonesome grabeyaa'd.

Ahoooooo, ahoooooo, yeddy* ole Egyp' duh *yowlin' (3x)
Way down een dat lonesome grabeyaa'd.

Mmmmmmmmm, Mmmmmmmmm, yeddy ole Egyp' duh yowlin' (3x)
Way down een dat lonesome grabeyaa'd.

*yeddy- hear. yowlin'- howling
Carolina Low Country dialect (Gullah).
With musical score.

One of several religious songs concerned with the lonesome graveyard.
Some are combined with lines from other spirituals.

Augustine T. Smythe et al., 1931, "The Carolina Low Country," section on spirituals by Katharine C. Hutson et al., pp. 236-237.

The Macmillan Company


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Ole Egyp' (spiritual)
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 24 Nov 13 - 01:20 PM

Lyr. Add: OLE EGYP' 2

Keep uh runnin', keep uh runnin',
Fiah gwine tuh *obutek you,
Keep uh runnin', keep uh runnin',
Fiah gwine tuh obutek you,
Keep uh runnin', keep uh runnin',
Fiah gwine tuh *obutek you,
Way down yonduh een dat lonesome grabeyaa'd.

2
Keep uh runnin', keep uh runnin',
Yeddy* ole Egyp' duh *yowlin'
Keep uh runnin', keep uh runnin',
Yeddy ole Egyp' duh yowlin',
Keep uh runnin', keep uh runnin',
Yeddy ole Egyp' duh yowlin',
Way down yonduh een dat lonesome grabeyaa'd.


3
Ahoooooo, ahoooooo, yeddy ole Egyp' duh yowlin', (3x)
Way down yonduh een dat lonesome grabeyaa'd.

4
Mmmmmmmm, mmmmmmmm, yeddy ole Egyp' duh yowlin' (3x)
Way down yonduh een dat lonesome grabeyaa'd.

*yeddy- hear. yowlin'- howling. obutek- overtake. Gullah dialect.

With musical score, sung "mysteriously," from Rock River.
Ole Egyp' first posted from Santee River.

Augustine T. Smythe et al., 1931, "The Carolina Low Country," section on Spirituals by Katharine C. Hutson et al., pp. 234-235.
The Macmillan Company.


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