Long White Robe
DESCRIPTION: Chorus: "Can't you hand down that long white robe (x4)." Verses: "Old Satan thought he had me fast, Can't you hand... But I broke his chain and I come at last, Can't you...." "If I ever reach that mountain top... I pray to my Lord I may never stop."
EARLIEST DATE: 1922 (Brown)
KEYWORDS: religious clothes nonballad
FOUND IN: US(SE)
REFERENCES (2 citations):
BrownIII 518, "Long White Robe" (1 text, with a "Cotton-Eyed Joe" verse)
BrownSchinhanV 518, "Long White Robe" (2 tunes plus text excerpts)
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