Brother Moses Gone

DESCRIPTION: "Brother Moses gone to the promised land, Hallelu, Hallelujah."
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1867 (Allen/Ware/Garrison-SlaveSongsUnitedStates)
KEYWORDS: religious nonballad
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Allen/Ware/Garrison-SlaveSongsUnitedStates, p. 49, "Brother Moses Gone" (1 fragment, 1 tune)
Roud #12006
NOTES [99 words]: A rather ironic title; presumably the "Moses" of this song is a slave, not the Biblical Moses -- but if it is the Biblical Moses, he in fact did *not* enter the Promised Land: "Moses went up from the plains of Moab to Mount Nebo, to the top of Pisgah, which is opposite Jericho. And YHWH showed him all the land.... And YHWH said to [Moses], 'This is the land of which I swore to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob, "I will give it to your descendants." I have let you see it... but you shall not enter it.' So Moses the servant of YHWH died there in the land of Moab...." (Deuteronomy 34:1-5). - RBW
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