Soon One Morning

DESCRIPTION: "Soon one morning death come creepin' in my room (x3) Oh my Lord, oh my Lord, what shall I do to be saved?... Death done been here, took my mother and gone... I'm so glad I got religion in time."
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1917
KEYWORDS: religious nonballad
FOUND IN: US(SE)
REFERENCES (4 citations):
Lomax-FSUSA 103, "Soon One Morning" (1 text, 1 tune)
Lomax-Singing, p. 30, "Soon One Mornin' Death Come Creepin'" (1 text, 1 tune)
Rosenbaum, pp. 40-42, "Soon, One Mornin'" (1 text, 1 tune, a sort of song/sermon which differs substantially from that in the DESCRIPTION but still appears to be the same song)
DT, DETHCREP*

Roud #10069
RECORDINGS:
Delta Big Four, "I Know My Time Ain't Long" (Paramount 12948, 1930; on VocalQ2)
Golden Gate Quartet, "Hush" (Columbia 30136, 1948)
Blind Willie Johnson, "You're Gonna Need Somebody on Your Bond" (Columbia 14530-D, 1930)
Rev. Willie Gresham & congregation, "Soon, One Mornin'" (on FolkVisions1)
Fred McDowell, "Soon One Mornin'" (on LomaxCD1703)
Wiseman Sextet, "Hush, Somebody's Calling My Name" (Paramount 12077, 1924)

ALTERNATE TITLES:
Hush
NOTES: Without a source for "You're Gonna Need Somebody On Your Bond" I don't remember the lyrics well enough to know if it's the same song as "Soon One Morning," but I THINK it is. -PJS
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File: LxU103

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