Keep Your Eyes on the Prize
DESCRIPTION: Chorus: "Hold on member/my dear sister, hold on, Keep your eyes on that prize, Hold on." Verse: "Sometime I up, sometime I down, Keep your eyes on that prize, hold on"
EARLIEST DATE: 1966 (Carawan/Carawan)
KEYWORDS: nonballad religious
FOUND IN: US(SE)
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Carawan/Carawan, p. 195, "Keep Your Eyes on the Prize" (1 text, 1 tune)
cf. "Keep Your Hand on the Plow" (structure, similar tune, some words)
NOTES: The current description is based on the Carawan/Carawan text.
Carawan/Carawan: "When Guy first spent time on Johns Island and sang a version of 'Keep Your Hand on the Plow,' which he had learned from Pete Seeger in the 1950s, Mrs. Wine said, 'Oh, I know a different echo to that,' and sang, 'Keep your eyes on the prize.'" - BS
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