Rock of Ages (II -- Hide Me Over the Rock of Ages)
DESCRIPTION: "Way down yonder in the lonesome valley, clef' for me, clef' for me (x2), Way down yonder in the lonesome valley, Let God's bosom be my pillow. Hide me over the rock of ages, clef' for me, clef' for me." "What you gon' do when the world's on fire?"
EARLIEST DATE: 1921 (Brown)
KEYWORDS: religious nonballad floatingverses
FOUND IN: US(Ap,SE)
REFERENCES (5 citations):
BrownIII 547, "Rock of Ages" (1 text plus a fragment and mention of 1 more)
BrownSchinhanV 547, "Rock of Ages" (3 tunes plus text excerpts)
JonesLunsford, p. 222, 'Hide Thou Me" (1 text, 1 tune)
Fuson, p. 204, "Hide Thou Me" (1 text, probably a mix, with the form of "Rock of Ages (II -- Hide Me Over Rock of Ages" but verses from "Jacob's Ladder")
Peters, p. 61, "Rock of Ages" (1 short text, 1 tune, difficult to classify but with a "Hide Thou Me" refrain which perhaps links it with the Fuson song)
Lester McFarland & Robert Gardner, "Rock of Ages" (Brunswick 190, 1928)
cf. "Rock of Ages (I)"
NOTES [33 words]: The notes in Brown suggest that this is an "adaption" of the standard "Rock of Ages." Most likely, since the phrase "rock of ages" is assuredly not Biblical. But this is clearly a separate song. - RBW
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