I'm a-Rolling

DESCRIPTION: Chorus: "I'm rolling (x3) through an unfriendly world (x2)."Verses: "O brothers (sisters, preachers) won't you help me (x3) in the service of the Lord")
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1901 (Dett); 1893 (see notes)
KEYWORDS: nonballad religious
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Dett, pp. 186-187, "I'm a-Rolling" (1 text, 1 tune; p. 94 in the 1901 edition) [for 1893 edition, see notes]
Roud #15318
NOTES [49 words]: The index to the 1893 edition [of Dett] has "I'm a rolling through an unfriendly world" on page 94, with the note "Fisk Jubilee Collection, by permission" (Thomas P. Fenner and Frederic G. Rathbun, Cabin and Plantation Songs (New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1893)). I have not seen page 94. - BS
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