DESCRIPTION: "Settin' down, settin' down, By the side of the lamb, the lamb. I'm gwine tell my Lawd, I'm gwine tell my lawd, Ay, mighty, I never heard nobody pray. Way down yonder, I never heard nobody pray, Nobody pray, I never heard nobody pray."
EARLIEST DATE: 1950 (Arnold)
KEYWORDS: religious nonballad
FOUND IN: US(So)
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Arnold, p. 39, "Settin' Down" (1 short text, 1 tune)
cf. "I Couldn't Hear Nobody Pray" (lyrics)
NOTES: I thought seriously about lumping this with "I Couldn't Hear Nobody Pray"; Arnold's text is short enough that it could well be a fragment of that song. But Arnold's notes say that the line "I couldn't hear nobody pray" was understood to mean "I didn't have any examples of how to pray," so the intent is different. That is (just barely) enough reason for me to split them. - RBW
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