I Was Once in a Dark and Lonesome Valley
DESCRIPTION: "I was once in a dark and lonesome valley, And Satan led with trouble on de way. But de devil tryin' hard to stop me, And dey laugh at me whatever dey hears me say." "Here's a light, chillun (x2), Here's a light where de angels led before us."
EARLIEST DATE: 1952 (Brown)
KEYWORDS: religious Devil
FOUND IN: US(SE)
REFERENCES (2 citations):
BrownIII 599, "I Was Once in a Dark and Lonesome Valley" (1 short text)
BrownSchinhanV 599, "I Was Once in a Dark and Lonesome Valley" (notes only)
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