Carry Me Back to Green Pastures

DESCRIPTION: "Carry me back to green, green pastures, That's where I long to be, Carry me back to green pastures, That is the place for me. I want to see the fields of cotton" and other sights of home, "Down where the Jordan rolls"
AUTHOR: Harry S. Pepper? (source: sheet music)
EARLIEST DATE: c. 1933 (recording, Paul Robeson)
KEYWORDS: home travel nonballad
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Messerli, p. 25, "Carry Me Back to Green Pastures" (1 text)
NOTES [62 words]: I can find no reference to this song that does not go back, in some form or other, to the recording by Paul Robeson. I strongly suspect it is composed, presumably by the Harry S. Pepper credited in the sheet music (which came out around the time Robeson recorded the song). But since it is often listed as traditional, I include it here. I really am dubious, though. - RBW
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