Too Late Sinner
DESCRIPTION: "Too late, too late sinner, Carry the key and gone home." Jesus locked the door.
EARLIEST DATE: 1926 (Johnson and Johnson)
KEYWORDS: nonballad religious Jesus sin
FOUND IN: US(SE)
REFERENCES (1 citation):
ADDITIONAL: James Weldon Johnson and J. Rosamond Johnson, The Books of American Negro Spirituals (New York: Viking Press, 1969 (copyright 1925, 1926)), Book 2, pp. 102-104, "Too Late" or "Done Carry de Key an' Gone Home" (1 text, 1 tune)
James Garfield Smalls, "Drive Those Songs/Too Late Sinner" (on USSeaIsland03)
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