Rough, Rocky Road (Most Done Suffering)
DESCRIPTION: "It's a rough, rocky road, And I'm 'most done struggling/suffering (x3), I'm bound to carry my soul to the Lord. I'm bound to carry my soul to Jesus, I'm bound to carry my soul to the Lord." "My (father's/etc.) on the road, And he's 'most done...."
AUTHOR: J. C. Brown ?
EARLIEST DATE: 1874 (Dett)
KEYWORDS: religious nonballad travel Jesus
FOUND IN: US(SE)
REFERENCES (4 citations):
Dett, pp. 86-87, "Most Done Trabelling" (1 text, 1 tune; p. 215 in the 1874 edition))
BrownIII 632, "Rough, Rocky Road" (1 text plus mention of 2 more)
BrownSchinhanV 632, "Rough, Rocky Road" (1 tune plus a text excerpt)
Scarborough-NegroFS, p. 25, "Most Done Ling'rin Here" (1 text, 1 tune, with a verse from "Run, Nigger, Run" plus the "If you get there before I do" floating verse and a chorus that might be this)
Alabama Sacred Harp Singers, "Rocky Road" (Columbia 15274-D, 1928; on AAFM2)
Emmett Brand, "Most Done Traveling (Rocky Road)" (on MuSouth06)
Fisk University Jubilee Singers, "Most Done Travelling" (Columbia A2901, 1920)
Tuskegee Institute Singers, "Most Done Trabelling (sic)" (Victor 18447, 1918)
Most Done Suffering
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