Witness

DESCRIPTION: Worksong: "Can I get a witness? Come and be a witness. Be a sanctified witness. Be a Holy Ghost witness. Jack o'Diamonds was a witness. Daniel was a witness" etc. The refrain "for my lord" can be added after each line; other Bible stories may be mentioned
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1927 (recording, Paul Robeson)
KEYWORDS: Bible nonballad religious worksong
FOUND IN: US(So)
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Jackson-DeadMan, pp. 176-184, "I Need Another Witness" (2 texts, 2 tunes)
RECORDINGS:
Paul Robeson, "Witness" (Victor 21109, 1927)
Texas state farm prisoners, "We Need Another Witness" (on NPCWork)

File: RcWtnss1

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