Don't You Weep After Me

DESCRIPTION: "When I'm dead and buried don't you weep after me (x3).... I don't want you to weep after me." Unrelated verses about death: "On the good ship of Zion"; "King Peter is my Captain"; "Bright angels are the sailors"; "When I do cross over"
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1893 (Edwards)
KEYWORDS: death nonballad Bible funeral
FOUND IN: US(SE,So) West Indies(Bahamas)
REFERENCES (6 citations):
Randolph 262, "Jacob's Ladder" (1 text, 1 tune -- a fragment so short that it can only tentatively be classified with this piece; see also "Jacob's Ladder")
BrownIII 527, "Don't You Grieve After Me" (2 texts plus a fragment)
BrownSchinhanV 527, "Don't You Grieve After Me" (1 tune plus a text excerpt)
Edwards 35, "Don't You Weep After Me" (1 text, 1 tune)
Scarborough-NegroFS, p. 9, (no title) (1 fragment)
Silber-FSWB, p. 350, "Don't You Weep After Me" (1 text)

ST R262 (Full)
Roud #2286
Pete Seeger, "Don't You Weep after Me" (on PeteSeeger26)
cf. "Jacob's Ladder" (floating lyrics)
cf. "Don't You Grieve After Me (I)" (floating lyrics)
cf. "Oh, They Put John on the Island" (floating lyrics)
On My Journey
Don't You Grieve After Me
When I'm Dead and Buried
NOTES [27 words]: Both the Randolph fragment and Brown's "A" text and "B" fragment are linked to "Jacob's Ladder." It is not clear whether this link is original or coincidental. - RBW
Last updated in version 4.2
File: R262

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