Listen to the Lambs
DESCRIPTION: Chorus: "Listen to the lambs (x3), crying, I want to go to Heaven when I die." Verses: "Come on, sister, with your ups and downs, Angels waiting to give you a crown." "Come on sister and don't be ashamed, Angels waiting for to write your name"
EARLIEST DATE: 1909 (Dett)
KEYWORDS: nonballad religious sheep
FOUND IN: US(SE)
REFERENCES (2 citations):
Dett, pp. 136-137, "Listen to de Lambs" (1 text, 1 tune; p. 158 in the 1909 edition)
ADDITIONAL: John W. Work, American Negro Songs (New York: Crown Publishers, 1940 (republished by Mineola: Dover Publications, 1998)), p. 111, "Listen to the Lambs" (1 text, 1 tune)
NOTES: In Work's and Dett's verses, every alternate line is "Want to go to heaven when I die." - BS
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