DESCRIPTION: "When you look way 'cross dat lonesome stream (x2), Way to Zion, Lawd, Lawd." "When you look way down that lonesome road." "I got a mother dead and gone." "She lef' me here to weep an' moan." "Dark cloud risin' i de east'."
EARLIEST DATE: 1934
KEYWORDS: religious nonballad death mother
FOUND IN: US
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Lomax-ABFS, pp. 602-604, "Dat Lonesome Stream" (1 text, 1 tune)
cf. "Lonesome Road"
NOTES: The Lomaxes attribute this to Mississippi prisoners. I have not noted it elsewhere, though it obviously has links to "Lonesome Road." I suspect the Lomaxes may have engaged in editorial work. - RBW
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