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.
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1942 (Parrish-SlaveSongsOfTheGeorgiaSeaIslands)
KEYWORDS: religious nonballad
REFERENCES (2 citations):
Brown/Belden/Hudson-FrankCBrownCollectionNCFolklore3 606, "Judgment Day Is Comin', "" (1 text)
Parrish-SlaveSongsOfTheGeorgiaSeaIslands 44, pp. 185-187, "Aye Lord, Time Is Drawin' Nigh"; p. 188, ("Loose horse in the valley") (2 texts, 1 tune)

Roud #11916
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)
File: Br3606

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