Free, Free My Lord (I)
DESCRIPTION: Chorus: "Free, free my Lord (3x), To march the heaven's highway." The singer cries for pardon; "the Lord did give me ease." His mother turned his soul from hell, "King Jesus set me free." The Father redeemed his soul, the Son set him free.
EARLIEST DATE: 1909 (Odum)
KEYWORDS: nonballad religious Jesus
FOUND IN: US(SE)
REFERENCES (1 citation):
ADDITIONAL} Howard W. Odum, Religious Folk-Songs of the Southern Negroes, (reprint from American Journal of Religious Psychology and Education, July 1909, Vol.3 pp. 265-365 "Digitized by Internet Archive")), pp. 43-44, "Free, Free My Lord" (1 text)
NOTES [37 words]: Odum writes that this is the song as it was current around 1909. He had earlier collected a verse, indexed here as "King Jesus Will Be Mine," which was sung as part of this song but apparently had a separate existence. - BS
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