Crossed Old Jordan's Stream
DESCRIPTION: "Good old neighbor's gone along/Crossed old Jordan's stream"; successive verses substitute "mother", "Christian." Chorus: "Thank God I got religion and I do believe/Crossed old Jordan's stream."
EARLIEST DATE: 1899 (Barton)
KEYWORDS: nonballad religious
FOUND IN: US(SE)
REFERENCES (3 citations):
Barton, p. 8, "Going Along" (1 text, 1 tune)
Cohen/Seeger/Wood, p. 122, "Crossed Old Jordan's Stream" (1 text, 1 tune)
Bird's Kentucky Corn Crackers, "Crossed Old Jordan's Stream" (Victor 23608, c. 1932)
New Lost City Ramblers, "Crossed Old Jordan's Stream" (on NLCR01)
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