Jesus, Won't You Come B'm-By?
DESCRIPTION: "You ride dat horse, You call him Macaroni; Jesus, won't you come b'm-by? You ride him in de mornin' And you ride him in de evenin'; Jesus, won't you come b'm-by? De Lord knows de world's gwine to end up...."
EARLIEST DATE: 1867 (Allen/Ware/Garrison)
KEYWORDS: religious horse nonballad
FOUND IN: US
REFERENCES (3 citations):
Allen/Ware/Garrison, p. 60, "Jesus, Won't You Come By-and-bye?" (1 text, 1 tune)
Sandburg, p. 469, "Jesus, Won't You Come B'm-By?" (1 short text, 1 tune)
Scarborough-NegroFS, p. 11, (no title) (1 fragment, a single stanza that might be this)
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