Blood-Strained Banders, The

DESCRIPTION: "If you want to go to heaven, just over on the other shore, Keep out of the way of the blood-strained banders, O good shepherd, feed my sheep." Similarly, one should avoid "gun-shot devils" and "liars." Chorus: "Some for Paul, some for Silas...."
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1936 (collected from Jimmie Strothers)
KEYWORDS: religious nonballad
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Lomax-Singing, pp. 25-26, "The Blood-Strained Banders" (1 text, 1 tune)
Roud #15504
Jimmie Strothers, "Keep Away from the Blood-Strained Banders" (on Field Recordings Virginia Vol. 1 (1936-1941) Document Records DOCD-5575 (1997))
cf. "Hear the Lambs a-Crying" (chorus lines)
File: LxSi025

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