Blind Man

DESCRIPTION: "Blind man stood in the way and cried (x2), Wo, Lord, show me the way...." "Preacherman stood on the way and cried...." "My mother stood on the way and cried...." "My deacon stood on the way and cried...."
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1909 (Odum)
KEYWORDS: religious nonballad
FOUND IN: US
REFERENCES (3 citations):
Lomax-FSNA 245, "Blind Man" (1 text, 1 tune)
Lomax-ABFS, p. 596, "Blin' Man Stood on de Way an' Cried" (1 text, 1 tune)
ADDITIONAL: Howard W. Odum, Religious Folk-Songs of the Southern Negroes, (reprint from American Journal of Religious Psychology and Education, July 1909, Vol.3 pp. 265-365 "Digitized by Internet Archive")), pp. 91-92, "The Blind Man" (1 text)

Roud #12357
RECORDINGS:
Mississippi John Hurt, "Blind Man Sit in the Way and Cried" (on MJHurt05)
CROSS-REFERENCES:
cf. "Blind Man Lay Beside the Way" (theme)
NOTES: There are several accounts in the gospels of curing the blind (e.g. Matt. 9:27f., 20:29f.; Mark 7:22f.; John 9:1). The account here is most reminiscent of that in Mark 10:46f.=Luke18:35 (Bartimaeus; in the parallel in Matthew there are *two* blind men). - RBW
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File: LoF245

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