John Jasper

DESCRIPTION: "John Jasper was a man, as you all do understand, And he preach-ed to de people with a vengeance... And he preache'ed to de people dat de sun do move." Concerning the power of the preaching of Jasper
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1919 (Brown)
KEYWORDS: religious clergy
HISTORICAL REFERENCES:
1812-1901 - LIfe of John Jasper, originally a slave, who became a preacher in 1839 after a conversion experience and often preached a sermon, "De Sun Do Move"
FOUND IN: US(SE)
REFERENCES (2 citations):
BrownIII 605, "John Jasper" (1 text plus a fragment)
BrownSchinhanV 605, "John Jasper" (1 tune plus a text excerpt)

Roud #11915
File: Br3605

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