Oh, Give Way, Jordan
DESCRIPTION: Chorus: "Give way Jordan (x3), I want to go across to see my Lord." Verses: "Stand back Satan let me go by, I'm going to serve my Jesus till I die." "...my time was nigh... must be my Jesus in the cloud, never heard him speak so loud."
EARLIEST DATE: 1874 (Dett)
KEYWORDS: death nonballad religious Devil Jesus
FOUND IN: US(SE)
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Dett, pp. 96-97, "Oh, Give Way, Jordan" (1 text, 1 tune; p. 195 in the 1874 edition)
NOTES: In Dett's verses, every alternate line is "I want to go across to see my Lord." - BS
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