DESCRIPTION: "Have you been to the river, Certainly Lord"(x3) "Certainly, certainly certainly Lord." "Have you been baptised, Certainly Lord...." "Did you get good religion, Certainly Lord...." "I feel all right now, Certainly Lord...."
EARLIEST DATE: 1942 (Doc Reed/Vera Hall recording)
KEYWORDS: ritual nonballad religious
FOUND IN: US(SE)
Minnie Gracie Gadson, "Certainly Lawd" (on USSeaIsland03)
Doc Reed and Vera Hall, "Certainly, Lord" (on "Field Recordings Vol. 4: Mississippi & Alabama (1934-1942)," Document Records CD DOCD-5578 (1997))
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