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Lyr Add: Gottuk Teh Duh Chillun Outuh Pharoah Han

Q (Frank Staplin) 24 Nov 13 - 01:58 PM
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Subject: Lyr Add: Gottuk Teh Duh Chillun Outuh Pharoah Han
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 24 Nov 13 - 01:58 PM

Lyr. Add: GOTTUH TEK DUH CHILLUN OUTUH PHARAOH HAN'

1
Oh Lawd, trouble een duh lan',
Yuh gottuh tek duh chillun outuh Pharaoh han',
Oh Lawd, trouble een duh lan',
Yuh gottuh tek duh chillun outuh Pharaoh han'.

Chorus
*Yuh gottuh tek duh chillum outuh Pharaoh han', (4x)

2
Nebbuh been tuh Heben but uh has been tol'
Yuh gottuh tek duh chillum outtuh Pharaoh han',
Streets am *silbuh en duh gates am gol',
Yuh gottuh tek duh chillum outuh Pharaoh han'.

3
Talles' tree een Paradise,
Yuh gottuh tek duh chillum outuh Pharaoh han',
Christian call um duh tree ob life,
Yuh gottuh tek duh chillum outuh Pharaoh han'.

4
Moses down een Egyp' Lan',
Yuh gottuh tek duh chillum outuh Pharaoh han',
Fight so *ha'ad he could not stan',
Yuh gottuh tek duh chillum outuh Pharaoh han'.

The leader sings the first line, the congregation follows with Yuh gottuh tek duh chillum...
*Got to take the children out of Pharaoh hand. silbuh- silver. ha'ad- hard. Gullah dialect.

Collected in Pinepolis.
With musical score, pp. 290-291, section on spirituals.

Augustine T. Smythe et al., 1931, "The Carolina Low Country," section on spirituals by Katharine C. Hutson et al.
Macmillan Company.

This book is difficult to obtain; I will copy some of the spirituals as I get time.


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