Sinful Army

DESCRIPTION: "O fathers, ain't you glad you left that sinful army? (x2), The sea gave way -- Oh, mothers, ain't you glad the sea gave way? Oh, Moses smote the water And the children all passed over... And the sea gave way." "oh, brothers, ain't you glad...."
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1926 (Henry, from "a group of Negroes at Montreat, North Carolina")
KEYWORDS: religious nonballad
REFERENCES (1 citation):
MHenry-Appalachians, p. 199, "Pharaoh's Army" (1 text)
cf. "Old Moses Smote the Waters" (lyrics)
File: MHAp199

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