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Thread #97553   Message #1920949
Posted By: Q (Frank Staplin)
28-Dec-06 - 08:50 PM
Thread Name: Religious Train & Chariot Songs
Subject: Lyr Add: HE'S COMIN' THIS AWAY
Lyr. Add: HE'S COMIN' THIS AWAY

1.
Yonder comes my Lord, (2x)
He's comin' this away, (2x)
Yonder comes my Lord, (2x)
He's comin' this away. (2x)
2.
Bible in His hand, (2x)
A crown upon his head, (2x)
Bible in His hand, (2x)
A crown upon his head. (2x)
3.
He's come to judge the world, (2x)
Livin' an' the dead, (2x)
He's come to judge the world, (2x)
Livin' and' the dead. (2x)
4.
Looks like judgement day, (2x)
He's comin' this away, (2x)
Looks like judgement day, (2x)
He's comin' this away. (2x)
5.
Yonder comes that train, (2x)
He's comin' this away, (2x)
Yonder comes that train, (2x)
He's comin' this away. (2x)
6.
My mother's on that train, (2x)
He's comin' this away, (2x)
My mother's on that train, (2x)
He's comin' this away. (2x)

Scarborough says the stanzas are endless. Coll. by Mrs. Clifton Oliver, Alabama. Sung very slowly, almost as a chant, "each sentence being sung through the whole score. I've put just two sentences. to keep it from being so long, though they sometimes make this last almost an hour."
From Dorothy Scarborough, 1925, "On the Trail of Negro Folk-Songs," pp. 258-260.