Come By Here
DESCRIPTION: 'Someone's sick; Lord, come by here (x3), Oh, Lord, won't you come by here." "Someone's dying; Lord, come by here." "Someone's in trouble...."
EARLIEST DATE: 1931 (Hutson/Pinckney/Rutledge-SomeSongsTheNegroSang)
KEYWORDS: religious disease death
FOUND IN: US(SE)
REFERENCES (2 citations):
Brown/Belden/Hudson-FrankCBrownCollectionNCFolklore3 621, "O Lord, Won't You Come by Here?" (1 text)
Hutson/Pinckney/Rutledge-SomeSongsTheNegroSang, pp. 308-309, "Come By Yuh" (1 text, 1 tune)
Rosa and Joseph Murray, "Come on Buh Here Lawd" (on USSeaIsland03)
cf. "Kum By Yah" (form)
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