Dem Bones

DESCRIPTION: "Dem bones, dem bones, dem jee-umpin' bones" (x3). "Bones, bones, won't you tell me the word of God?" "De toe bone connected to de foot bone," and so forth, until the entire body is connected
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1933 (Lomax-Singing)
KEYWORDS: nonballad religious
FOUND IN: US(Ap)
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Lomax-Singing, pp. 23-24, "Dem Bones" (1 text, 1 tune)
Roud #15641
CROSS-REFERENCES:
cf. "Ezekiel in the Valley" (theme)
cf. "Dese Bones Gwine to Rise Again" (theme)
cf. "I Saw the Light from Heaven" ("Dry Bones" (I)) (theme)
NOTES: The mention of bones rising again comes from Ezekiel's vision in Ezek. 37:1-14 - RBW
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File: LxSi023

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