Good Old Way (II), The
DESCRIPTION: "As I went down in the valley to pray, Studying about that good old way When you shall wear the starry crown, Good Lord, show me the way. Oh (mourner/sister/member), let's go down, let's go down, let's go down... down in the valley to play."
EARLIEST DATE: 1867 (Allen/Ware/Garrison-SlaveSongsUnitedStates)
KEYWORDS: religious nonballad
FOUND IN: US
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Allen/Ware/Garrison-SlaveSongsUnitedStates, p. 84, "The Good Old Way" (1 text, 1 tune)
cf. "Down in the Valley to Pray" (lyrics)
NOTES [27 words]: This shares a lot of lines with "Down in the Valley to Pray," and some would perhaps lump them. But the overall form is different enough that I have split them. - RBW
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