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American Ballads and Folk Songs
So's if my wings should fail me, Please meet me wid another pair.
Well, well, well, so I kin fly to Jesus, etc.
When you hear I'm dyin' Some one'll say I'm los'j But jes' come down to de Jerdon An' ask de ferryman did I cross.
Well, well, well, I'll be done cross over, etc.
When you hear I'm dyin', I don' want you to mo'n; All I want my frien's to do Is give dat bell a tone.
Well, well, well, tone de bell easy, etc
SWING LOW, SWEET CHARIOT*
This version of the most widely popular of all Negro spirituals was sent in by Archie A. Searcy, Houston, Texas. The spelling is his.






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