Trouble of the World, The

DESCRIPTION: "I want to be my Father's children (x3), Roll, Jordan, roll." "Ah, say, ain't you done with the trouble of the world (x3), Roll, Jordan, roll." "I ask my father how long I held them (x3), held them to the end." "My sins are so heavy I can't get along...."
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1867 (Allen/Ware/Garrison)
KEYWORDS: religious nonballad sin
FOUND IN: US
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Allen/Ware/Garrison, p. 8, "The Trouble of the World" (1 text, 1 tune plus a (partial?) variant)
Roud #11855
NOTES: Allen, Ware, and Garrison admit that it is "impossible to represent in notes" the strange timing of this piece. I suspect it is sort of a patter song inspired by "Roll, Jordan, Roll." - RBW
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File: AWG008

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