Sun Gonna Shine in My Door Some Day

DESCRIPTION: "Been in that jailhouse, expecting a fine." He has no friends to help. "It's no matter, Lord, I know, Sun gonna shine in my door some day." He is alone and hungry. His buddy escaped when he was taken. His girl (?) has abandoned him
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1937 (collected from Jesse Harris)
KEYWORDS: prison hardtimes abandonment
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Lomax-Singing, pp. 366-367, "Sun Gonna Shine in My Door Someday" (1 text, 1 tune)
Roud #15590
NOTES [54 words]: This shares a line, and a little bit of feeling, with the Flatt & Scruggs song "Sun's Gonna Shine in My Backdoor Someday." (It *is* the same as Big Bill Broonzy's song, although Broonzy has a lot of different verses.) But I don't think they're really the same song; this particular line simply inspired the bluegrass piece. - RBW
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