I Have No Loving Mother Now (Oh, See My Father Layin' There)

DESCRIPTION: "Oh, see my father layin' there (x3), I cannot stay here by myself." "Lord, I cannot stay here by myself (x2), When de wind blows east and de wind blows west, Lord I cannot...." "Oh, see my mother layin' there...." "Oh, see my brother layin' there...."
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1952 (Brown)
KEYWORDS: religious nonballad mother father
FOUND IN: US(SE)
REFERENCES (4 citations):
[Randolph 612, "I Have No Loving Mother Now" -- deleted in the second printing]
Randolph/Cohen, pp. 432-433, "I Have No Loving Mother Now" (1 text, 1 tune -- Randolph's 612)
BrownIII 622, "Oh, See My Father Layin' There" (1 text)
BrownSchinhanV 664, 665, 666, "I Have No Mother Now" (3 tunes plus text excerpts)

Roud #11925
RECORDINGS:
Kelly Harrell, "I Have No Loving Mother Now" (Victor C-20935, 1927; on KHarrell02)
CROSS-REFERENCES:
cf. "I Wish I Was a Little Bird (Nobody Cares for Me)" (lyrics)
NOTES: This is a very amorphous song, recognized mostly by its form and its vaguely religious theme. - RBW
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File: Br3622

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