Jesus Done Taken My Drifting Hand

DESCRIPTION: "Hush, little baby, and don't you cry; Yo' mudder an' fader is bo'n to die! Jesus done taken my driftin' han'. Good Lord, Lord, Lord! Over de hills bright shinin' lan'." "Mind out, Sister, how you step on de cross...."
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1952 (Brown)
KEYWORDS: religious nonballad
REFERENCES (1 citation):
BrownIII 580, "Hush, Little Baby" (1 text)
Roud #11896
cf. "All My Trials" (floating lyrics) and references there
File: Br3580

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