Mighty Bright Light
DESCRIPTION: First verse/chorus: "(It was) a mighty bright light that was shining down." "Oh, tell me who was that light that was shining down?" "King Jesus was the light that was shining down." "My mother saw the light that was shining down...."
EARLIEST DATE: 1951 (recorded by Texas state farm prisoners)
KEYWORDS: worksong chaingang religious
FOUND IN: US(So)
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Courlander-NFM, p. 101, "(Mighty Bright Light)" (1 text)
Texas state farm prisoners, "Mighty Bright Light" (on NPCWork)
NOTES: A work song, with the gang joining in on the word "down," perhaps striking the hammer at that point. - RBW
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