Come and Go with Me to That Land

DESCRIPTION: "Come and go with me to that land (x3)... where I'm bound." "There ain't no moanin' in that land." "There ain't no bowin' in that land." "There ain't no kneelin' in that land." "There ain't no Jim Crow in that land."
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1944 (Creighton collection)
KEYWORDS: religious nonballad
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REFERENCES (4 citations):
Pottie/Ellis-FolksongsOfTheMaritimes, pp. 74-75, "Nothing But Peace in the Land" (1 text, 1 tune)
Silber/Silber-FolksingersWordbook, p. 371, "Come And Go With Me To That Land" (1 text)
NorthCarolinaFolkloreJournal, various authors, "A Singing Stream: A Black Family Chronicle" [an entire issue about a documentary of the Landis Family], Vol. XXXVI, No. 1 (Winter 1989), p. 57, "Come and Let's Go to That Land" (1 text, contained in the script of the documentary)
DT, COMEGO

Roud #18072
NOTES [39 words]: The Creighton version of this is slightly different in form from the way I heard it from sixties pop groups. But it's unique, and very similar in thought, so I've put it here without much hesitation. Similarly the Landis version. - RBW
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