Hold the Wind

DESCRIPTION: "Hold the wind (x3), Don't let it blow." "You may talk about me just as much as you please... I'm gonna talk about you on the bendin' of my knees." The singer assures us that (s)he, at least, has been redeemed, and plans to enjoy Heaven
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1929 (recording, Sparkling Four)
KEYWORDS: religious nonballad
REFERENCES (2 citations):
Lomax-FolkSongsOfNorthAmerica 247, "Hold the Wind" (1 text, 1 tune)
ADDITIONAL: John W. Work, American Negro Songs (New York: Crown Publishers, 1940 (republished by Mineola: Dover Publications, 1998)), p. 159, "Hold the Wind" (1 text, 1 tune)

Roud #11946
Famous Garland Jubilee Singers, "Hold the Wind" (Banner 32249, 1931; Conqeror 8354 [as Bryant's Jubilee Singers], 1934)
Rosa and Joseph Murray, "Hold de Wind" (on USSeaIsland03)
Southern University Quartet, "Hold the Wind" (Bluebird B-5846, 1935)
Sparkling Four, "Hold the Wind" (OKeh 8741, 1929)

cf. "On My Journey (II) [Mount Zion]" (floating verse)
File: LoF247

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