Look At Death
DESCRIPTION: Chorus: "O look at death, It stole my mother away" (x2). Each verse is a pair of floater couplets (see notes), each line answered by "it stole my mother away"
EARLIEST DATE: 1893 (Edwards)
KEYWORDS: floatingverses nonballad religious
FOUND IN: West Indies(Bahamas)
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Edwards 13, "O! Look-a Death" (1 text, 1 tune)
NOTES [35 words]: The description is based on the Edwards text. The floating couplets include "If you get there before I do, Tell my Lord I'm on the way" and "If I'd a-died when I was young I would not have this race to run." - BS
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