Wade the Water to My Knees

DESCRIPTION: The leader sings "I wade the water to my knees," "The water's so cold," "Lord have mercy," with each line repeated. The response, as alternate lines, is "I'm going to pray, going to pray" and "I'm going to pray till I die."
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1983 (McIntosh1)
KEYWORDS: death ordeal nonballad religious
FOUND IN: US(SE)
RECORDINGS:
Lucille Holloway and the McIntosh County Shouters, "Wade the Water to My Knees" (on McIntosh1)
File: RcWtWtMK

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