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Jim Dixon Lyr Req: Blood-Strained Banders / -Stained Banners (13) Lyr Add: BLOOD-STRAINED BANDERS (Jimmie Strothers) 07 Jun 20

My transcription from YouTube:

As recorded by Jimmie Strothers.

If you want to go to heaven, [just] over on the other sho',
Keep out the way of {the blood-strained banders.}*
O good shepherd, feed my sheep.
Some for Paul, some for Silas,
Some for to make-a my heart rejoice.
Don't you hear lambs a-crying?
O good shepherd, feed my sheep.

[* On subsequent verses substitute:]

...the gunshot devils.

...the long-tongued liars.

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Other recordings:
BLOOD-STAINED BANDERS recorded by Mike Seeger and Peggy Seeger on "Fly Down Little Bird" (2011)
BLOOD-STRAINED BANDERS recorded by The Folksmiths on "We've Got Some Singing to Do" (1958)

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