O Lawd I Went Up on the Mountain

DESCRIPTION: "O Lawd, I went up on the mountain, looked at the risin' sun... I says, 'You can't do to me, oh, like Lorena done.'" He complains of being robbed, she travels, she complains, he is in Cummins (prison? graveyard?); he still loves her
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1934 (collected from Kelly Page and others)
KEYWORDS: love clothes prison burial
FOUND IN: US(So)
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Lomax-Singing, pp. 394-396, "O Lawd I Went Up on the Mountain" (1 text, 1 tune)
File: LxSi394

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