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Lyr Add: Chillun Ob Duh Wilderness Moan-

Q (Frank Staplin) 25 Nov 13 - 03:19 PM
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Subject: Lyr Add: Chillun Ob Duh Wilderness Moan-
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 25 Nov 13 - 03:19 PM

Lyr. Add: CHILLUN OB DUH WILDERNESS MOAN FUH BREAD
Spiritual, Carolina Low Country

*En uh wonduh wey Mosey,
En 'e mus' be dead,
En uh wonduh wey Mosey,
En 'e mus' be dead,
En uh wonduh wey Mosey,
En 'e mus' be dead,
Oh, duh chillum ob duh wilderness
Moan fuh bread.

En uh wunduh wey Petuh,
En 'e mus' be dead,
(Repeat these two lines 3 times)
Oh, duh chillum ob duh wilderness
Moan fuh bread.

En uh wonduh wey Maa'ta,
En 'e mus' be dead,
(Repeat these two lines 3 times)
Oh, duh chillum ob duh wilderness
Moan fuh bread.

En uh wonduh wey Jonas,
En 'e mus' be dead,
(Repeat these two lines 3 times)
Oh, duh chillum ob duh wilderness
Moan fuh bread.

Will dese dry bones
Rise again?
Will dese dry bones
Rise again?
Will dese dry bones
Rise again?
Oh. duh chillum ob duh wilderness
Moan fuh bread.

*En uh wonduh wey Mosey- And I wonder where Moses,
Gullah dialect.

With musical score, pp. 232-233, section on spirituals, Katharine C. Hutson et al., in Augustine T. Smythe et al., 1931, "The Carolina Low Country, The Macmillan Company.


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