Day is Past and Gone, The

DESCRIPTION: "The day is past and gone, The evening shades appear, Oh, may we all remember well The hour of death is near." The singer, preparing to sleep, things ahead to the sleep of death and asks to be taken to God when the time comes
AUTHOR: Words: John Leland (1754-1841) / Original Music: A. Chapin (source: Belden-BalladsSongsCollectedByMissourFolkloreSociety)
EARLIEST DATE: 1908 (Belden-BalladsSongsCollectedByMissourFolkloreSociety)
KEYWORDS: death religious nonballad
REFERENCES (4 citations):
Burton/Manning-EastTennesseeStateCollectionVol2, p. 45, "The Day is Past and Gone" (1 text, 1 tune)
Ritchie-FolkSongsOfTheSouthernAppalachians, p. 46, "The Day is Past and Gone" (1 text, 1 tune)
SongsOfAllTime, "Evening Shade" (1 text, 1 tune)
ADDITIONAL: F. E. Belden, Christ in Song (Washington: Review & Herald Publishing Assn, 1908 ("Digitized by Internet Archive")), #774, "The Day Is Past" (1 text, 1 tune)

Roud #5718
Lawrence McKiver and the McIntosh County Shouters, "Watch That Star" (on McIntosh1)
File: RitS046

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