All My Sins Been Taken Away

DESCRIPTION: "I don't care what this world may say, The're all taken away... All my sins are taken away, taken away." Much of the rest of the song floats, e.g. "The devil is mad and I am glad."
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1910 (collected from Tom Gregory, according to Coleman/Bregman)
KEYWORDS: religious nonballad floatingverses
FOUND IN: US(SE)
REFERENCES (5 citations):
BrownIII 551, "All My Sins Been Taken Away" (1 text)
BrownSchinhanV 551, "All My Sins Been Taken Away" (1 text, 1 tune; the words on the recording were only partly comprehensible)
Chappell-FSRA 85, "My Sins Are All Taken Away" (1 text, 1 tune)
Coleman/Bregman, pp. 76-77, "All Mah Sins Been Taken Away" (1 text, 1 tune)
Morris, #89, "ALl My Sins Been Taken Away" (1 text, 1 tune)

Roud #4205
RECORDINGS:
Kelly Harrell, "All My Sins Are Taken Away" (Victor 40095, 1929; on KHarrell02)
CROSS-REFERENCES:
cf. "Hand Me Down My Walkin' Cane" (lyrics)
cf. "Free at Last" (lyrics)
NOTES: This song shares nearly every word of its contents with "Hand Me Down My Walkin' Cane," and I initially lumped them. But there are enough versions without the walkin' cane that I finally split them. This particular version seems best-known in North Carolina; perhaps it's a local sub-text? - RBW
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File: Ch085

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