Keep Your Lamps Trimmed and Burning
DESCRIPTION: "Keep your lamp trimmed and burning (x3) For this world is almost gone" "Brother, don't you get (a-)worried (x3) For this world is almost gone." "Sister, don't stop prayin'..." "Preacher, don't stop preachin'..."
EARLIEST DATE: Late 1928 (recording, Blind Willie Johnson & Angeline Johnson)
KEYWORDS: religious nonballad
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Silber/Silber-FolksingersWordbook, p. 361, "Keep Your Lamps Trimmed and Burning" (1 text)
Blind Willie Johnson & Angeline Johnson, "Keep Your Lamp Trimmed and Burning" (Columbia 14425-D, 1929; rec. 1928; on BWJ01, BWJ02)
Fred McDowell, "Keep Your Lamps Trimmed and Burning" (on LomaxCD1703)
NOTES [11 words]: A reference to the Parable of the Ten Bridesmaids, Matt. 25:1-13. - RBW
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