Children, We All Shall Be Free

DESCRIPTION: Chorus: "Children we shall all be free (x3), When the Lord shall appear." Verses: We want "valiant hearted men ... not afraid to die." The pilgrim "with glory in his soul ... bids this world adieu." Christ will raise the dead and they will talk
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1927 (Dett)
KEYWORDS: death nonballad religious Jesus
REFERENCES (2 citations):
Dett, p. 107, "Children, We All Shall Be Free" (1 text) (1 tune)
ADDITIONAL: John Wesley Work, Folk Song of the American Negro (Nashville: Fisk University, 1915 ("Digitized by the Internet Archive")), p. 127, ("We want no cowards in our band") (1 text fragment)

Roud #15225
File: Dett107

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