Honey in the Rock

DESCRIPTION: Chorus: "Honey in the rock, got to feed God children, Honey in the rock (2x), Honey in the rock, got to feed God children, Feed every child of God." Floating verses like "Satan mad and I so glad He missed the soul that he thought he had"
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1927 (recording, Blind Mamie Forehand)
KEYWORDS: floatingverses nonballad religious
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Carawan/Carawan, pp. 232-233, "Honey in the Rock" (1 text, 1 tune)
Carter Family, "Honey in the Rock" (Decca 5467. 1938; Montgomery Ward 8024, 1939; rec. 1937)
Blind Mamie Forehand & A. C. Forehand, "Honey in the Rock" (Victor 20574, 1927)

NOTES [79 words]: The current description is based on the Carawan/Carawan text. - BS
The Victor ledgers for the recording by Blind Mamie Forehand credit her and A. C. Forehand with the authorship. The lyrics of the Forehands' recording are considerably different from the description of those in Carawan/Carawan. They may be completely independent songs. I have not heard the Carter Family's recording, so I can't say whether it's the same song as the Forehands', the Carawans', or neither. - PJS
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