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__________American Ballads and Folk Songs
DESE BONES GWINE TO RISE AGAIN*
De Lord he thought he'd make a man— Dese bones gwine to rise again j Made him out-a dirt an' a little bit o' sand— Dese bones gwine to rise again.
Refrain:
I know it, 'deed I know it, Dese bones gwine to rise again,
Adam was de fust he made—
Dese bones gwine to rise again.
He put him on de bank and lay him in de shade—
Dese bones gwine to rise again.
♦Words principally from Professor Wauchope of the University of South Carolina; the tune and a few stanzas from Carl Sandburg's American Songbag.
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