Let's Go Down to the Water
DESCRIPTION: "Let's go down to the water (x3), To be baptized." "Oh the prettiest work that ever I done... Was to seek the Lord when I was young, Religion's so sweet." "I've gone to the water... been baptized." "Satan is mad and I am glad." "Let's go down to Jordan"
EARLIEST DATE: 1950 (Arnold)
KEYWORDS: religious nonballad river Devil
FOUND IN: US(So)
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Arnold, p. 182, "Let's Go Down to the Water" (1 text, 1 tune)
cf. "Religion So Sweet (II)" (lyrics)
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