My Body Rock 'Long Fever

DESCRIPTION: "Wai', my brother, true believe, better true be... Oh, my body rock 'long fever, O! with a pain in 'e head, I wish I been to the kingdom, to sit alongside o' my Lord." "By the help of the Lord we rise up again... An' we'll get to heaven at last."
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1867 (Allen/Ware/Garrison)
KEYWORDS: religious nonballad
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Allen/Ware/Garrison, pp 44-45, "My Body Rock 'Long Fever" (1 text, 1 tune plus a variant)
Roud #11988
File: AWG044B

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