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198              NEGRO DIALECT VERSES
ALL DAY ON LAWD'S DAY.
Oh dey do tell me dat away ovah dar,
All day on de Lawd's day, De gates of Heaven is wide ajar
All day on de Lawd's day. An' when de sinnah leave dis place,
All day on de Lawd's day, His soul goes up to de throne of grace
Dat day on de Lawd's day.
chorus:
Den I want to die on de Lawd's day,
Don't you hear me 'clar ? I want to die on de Lawd's day
When de gates of Heaven is ajar.
Ole miss she rid de Jordan wave,
All day on de Lawd's day, De doctors tried her life to save,
All day on de Lawd's day. She rid ontil de sun went down,
All day on de Lawd's day, Den her soul broke loost and won de crown,
Dat day on de Lawd's day,
Ole marster 'rastled too, one day, All day on de Lawd's day,






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