Done Took the Children out of Pharaoh's Hands
DESCRIPTION: Chorus: "(You've got to take the children out of Pharaoh's hand)(4x)." Verses' second and fourth line is "You've got to take ..." and the first and third are floating rhyming couplets like "Tallest tree in Paradise ... Christians call the tree of life"
EARLIEST DATE: 1931 (Hutson/Pinckney/Rutledge-SomeSongsTheNegroSang)
KEYWORDS: floatingverses nonballad religious
FOUND IN: US(SE)
REFERENCES (2 citations):
Hutson/Pinckney/Rutledge-SomeSongsTheNegroSang, pp. 290-291, "Gottuh Tek duh Chillun Outuh Pharaoh Han'" (1 text, 1 tune)
ADDITIONAL: Marshall W. Taylor, _A Collection of Revival Hymns and Plantation Melodies_, (Cincinnati: Cranston and Stowe, 1890 ("Digitized by Internet Archive")), #147 pp. 243-244, "Done Took the Children Out of Pharaoh's Hand" (1 text, 1 tune)
NOTES [51 words]: The description follows Hutson/Pinckney/Rutledge-SomeSongsTheNegroSang but I do not repeat the dialect.
Taylor's version has a different chorus -- "(O Lord suffering Lamb)(3x) Done took the children out of Pharoah's hands" -- but the verse shares the Hutson/Pinckney/Rutledge-SomeSongsTheNegroSang formt. - BS
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