Somebody's Dying Every Day
DESCRIPTION: Chorus: "Every day, passing away (3x), Somebody's dying every day," Verses, couplets alternating with "Somebody's dying every day" (see notes for examples)
EARLIEST DATE: 1893 (Edwards)
KEYWORDS: nonballad religious Bible
FOUND IN: West Indies(Bahamas)
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Edwards 1, "I Looked O'er Yander" (1 text, 1 tune)
NOTES: The description is based on the Edwards text.
Verses include "I looked over yonder; What I see ... See bright angels standing there" and "Come along Moses don't get lost ... Stretch your rod and come across." The Moses reference seems to combine two Biblical passages: Exodus 14:17 has Moses stretch out his hand to divide the waters of the Red Sea; Moses's rod is a sign of his God-given authority in Exodus 4:1-17 (King James). - BS
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