My Father, How Long?
DESCRIPTION: "My father, how long\ (x3) Poor sinner suffer here?" "And it won't be long (x3) Poor sinner suffer here." "We'll soon be free (x3), The Lord will call us home." "We'll walk the miry road." "We'll walk the golden streets." "We'll fight for liberty."
EARLIEST DATE: 1867 (Allen/Ware/Garrison)
KEYWORDS: religious nonballad
FOUND IN: US
REFERENCES (2 citations):
Allen/Ware/Garrison, p. 93, "My Father, How Long?" (1 text, 1 tune)
Silber-CivWarFull, pp. 287-288, "My Father, How Long?" (1 text, 1 tune)
cf. "We'll Soon Be Free" (lyrics)
cf. "Mourner, You Shall Be Free (Moanish Lady)" (lyrics)
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