I Onct Was Young
DESCRIPTION: "I onct was young but now I'm old, Am blind, but yet I have a soul, That soul to save... Or else sink down to endless woe." "My threescore years is at an end." "I have three sons before me gone... By faith through prayer we'll win the day."
EARLIEST DATE: 1937 (Scarborough)
KEYWORDS: injury death religious
FOUND IN: US(So)
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Scarborough-SongCatcher, pp. 40-41, (no title) (1 text)
ST ScaSC040 (Partial)
NOTES: Reportedly composed by the uncle of Grandma Bell on his deathbed. There are quite a few hints of older songs, though; I suspect he adapted rather than wrote. And, yes, that's "onct" in the title. - RBW
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