Cain and Abel (When the Great Day Comes)

DESCRIPTION: "Well, the Good Book says that Cain killed Abel, Yes, Abel, That he hit him in the head with the leg of a table." In the lion's den, Daniel tells the "cullud men" to get their white robes. "Oh, Lord, I'se ready, I'll be ready when the great day comes."
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1952 (Brown)
KEYWORDS: religious homicide nonballad clothes
REFERENCES (2 citations):
BrownIII 557, "Can and Abel" (1 short text)
BrownSchinhanV 557, "Cain and Abel" (1 tune plus a text excerpt)

Roud #11827
Cotton Belt Quartet, "We'll Be Ready When the Great Day Comes" (Vocalion 15263, 1926) [tentative identification; I have not heard the record - PJS]
File: Br3557

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