Judgment Day Is Comin'
DESCRIPTION: "Judgment day is comin', Time is drawin' near. Don't you hear God callin' you?" God calls with thunder and lightning. The singer is on his way to heaven.
EARLIEST DATE: 1942 (Parrish)
KEYWORDS: religious nonballad
FOUND IN: US(SE)
REFERENCES (2 citations):
BrownIII 606, "Judgment Day Is Comin', "" (1 text)
Parrish 44, pp. 185-187, "Aye Lord, Time Is Drawin' Nigh"; p. 188, ("Loose horse in the valley") (2 texts, 1 tune)
Henry Morrison, Bessie Jones and the Georgia Sea Island Singers, "Sign of Judgment" (on LomaxCD1712, recorded 1959)
Nathan Palmer and the McIntosh County Shouters, "Time Drawin' Nigh" (on McIntosh1)
cf. "Judgment Day is Rolling Around" (theme)
Go to the Ballad Search form
Go to the Ballad Index Song List
Go to the Ballad Index Instructions
Go to the Ballad Index Bibliography or Discography
The Ballad Index Copyright 2016 by Robert B. Waltz and David G. Engle.