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Lyr Add: Wrestling Jacob (spiritual

Q (Frank Staplin) 14 Mar 14 - 01:20 PM
wysiwyg 14 Mar 14 - 02:40 PM
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Subject: Lyr Add: Wrestling Jacob (spiritual
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 14 Mar 14 - 01:20 PM

Lyr. Add: WRESTLING JACOB
Negro Spiritual

O wrestlin' Jacob, Jacob, day's a-breakin',
I will not let thee go!
O wrestlin' Jacob, Jacob, day's a-breakin',
O, I hold my brudder wid a tremblin' hand,
I would not let him go!
I hold my sister with a tremblin' hand,
I would not let her go!

O, Jacob do hang from a tremblin' limb,
He would not let him go!
O, Jacob, do hang from a tremblin' limb,
De Lord will bless my soul.
O, wrestlin' Jacob, etc.

The scriptural struggle between Jacob and the angel.

Thomas Wentworth Higgins, "Negro Spirituals," Atlantic Monthly,, June, 1867, No. 19, p. 689.
(On line).

"Day's a-breakin'" in line one, but unrelated to "Bright Morning Star."


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Wrestling Jacob (spiritual
From: wysiwyg
Date: 14 Mar 14 - 02:40 PM

Not the only struggle referenced I bet.

♥♡♥


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