Great Day Since I Was Born
DESCRIPTION: "It's a great day since I was born." "Things I used to do Will do them no more." "Places I used to go I don't go there now." "The people I used to see I don't see 'em now"
EARLIEST DATE: 1925 (White)
KEYWORDS: nonballad religious
FOUND IN: US(SE) West Indies(Tobago)
REFERENCES (2 citations):
Elder-FolksongsFromTobago 41, "Great Day Since I Was Born" (1 text, 1 tune)
ADDITIONAL: Newman I. White, _American Negro Folk Songs_ (Hatboro: Folklore Associates Inc, 1965 (reprint of Harvard University Press, 1928) #ii.66 pp. 116-117, ("Been a great change since I been born") (1 text)
Blind Gary Davis, "Great Change Since I Been Born" (1992, on "Harlem Street Singer," Prestige Bluesville CD OBCCD-547-2(BV-1015); recorded 1960)
NOTES [33 words]: "'Great Change Since I Been Born' tells of [the singer's] own conversion to the church and the change that this new 'birth' brought to his life" (Larry Cohn, liner notes for Harlem Street Singer). - BS
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