Don't Call the Roll

DESCRIPTION: Chorus: "Don't call the roll (x4), "Till I get there." Verse: "Jacob's ladder slim and tall, Ain't got the faith surely you must fall." "Two white angels walking down, Long white robe and starry crown."
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1901 (Dett)
KEYWORDS: nonballad religious
REFERENCES (2 citations):
Dett, p. 119, "Don't Call de Roll" (1 text, 1 tune; p. 150 in the 1901 edition)
Arnold, p. 174, "Don't Call the Roll" (1 text, 1 tune)

Roud #15254
NOTES [14 words]: In Dett's verses, every alternate line is "Don't call the roll till I get there." - BS
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File: Dett119

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