Yonder Come Day
DESCRIPTION: Short phrases punctuated by the phrase "Yonder come day," with chorus "Yonder come day, day done broke, now, in my soul." Examples: "Yonder come day, I heard him say (x3)"; "It's a dying day"; "It's a burying day" ; "I was on my knees"
EARLIEST DATE: 1942 (Parrish)
KEYWORDS: religious nonballad
FOUND IN: US(SE)
REFERENCES (2 citations):
Scott-BoA, pp. 321-323, "Yonder Come Day" (1 text, 1 tune)
Parrish 6, pp. 56-61, "Ha'k 'E Angels" (1 text, 1 tune)
Bessie Jones and the Georgia Sea Island Singers, "O Day" (on LomaxCD1712, recorded 1959)
NOTES [56 words]: Parrish's hymn is, to modify the description above, "short phrases punctuated by the phrase "Ha'k 'e angels," with chorus "Oh Lord, Ha'k 'e angels." Parrish writes "in the vicinity of Albany, Georgia, there is a similar version that uses 'Yonder Come Day' instead of 'Ha'k 'e Angels'" (p. 56, fn. 3) -- as in the LomaxCD1712 version. - BS
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