Social Band, The
DESCRIPTION: "Bright angels on the water, Hovering by the light; Poor sinner stand in the darkness And cannot see the light. I want (Aunty Mary/Brother David) to go with me, I want Aunty Mary for to go with me (x2), To join the social band."
EARLIEST DATE: 1867 (Allen/Ware/Garrison)
KEYWORDS: religious nonballad
FOUND IN: US
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Allen/Ware/Garrison, p. 105, "The Social Band" (1 text, 1 tune)
NOTES: The first and second half of this sound so different that I suspect they come from different sources, with the first half probably from a "literary" hymn. But I cannot identify it. - RBW
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