DESCRIPTION: "Will the waters be chilly, Oh chilly, be chilly? Will the waters be chilly When I am called to die?"
EARLIEST DATE: 1931 (Thomas-Devil's)
FOUND IN: US(Ap)
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Thomas-Devil's, p. 122, "Chilly Waters" (1 short text, 1 tune)
Aunt Molly Jackson, "The River Is Chilly and Cold" (AFT 0820A3)
NOTES [29 words]: The AFS link for this song gives it the title "The River Is Chilly and Cold," but neither the Thomas text nor Aunt Molly Jackson's recording includes those exact words. - RBW
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