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FOLK SONG OF THE AMERICAN NEGRO.
"Oh, Religion is a Fortune!"
Chorus
Oh, religion is a fortune,
I really do believe, Ob, religion is a fortune,
I really do believe.
1.   Where've you been, sister Mary, Where've you been so long,
Been low down in tbe valley for to pray, And I ain't got weary yet.
Chorus Ob, religion is a fortune, etc.
2.   Where've "you been, poor mourner, Where've you been so long,
Been low down in the valley for to pray, And I ain't got weary yet.
Chorus
Oh, religion is a fortune, etc.
"Shout All Over God's Heaven."
1.   I got a cross, You got a cross,
All-a-God's children got a cross,
When I get to Heaven,
Goin' to lay down my cross,
Goin' to shout all over God's Heaven,
Heaven, Heaven.
Everybody talking about Heaven ain't goin' there,
Heaven, Heaven.
Shout all over God's Heaven.
2.   I got a song, You got a song,
All-a-God's children got a song,
When I get to Heaven,
Goin' to sing a new song,
Goin' to sing all over God's Heaven,
Heaven, Heaven.
Everybody talking about Heaven ain't goin' there,
Heaven, Heaven.
Sing all over God's Heaven.








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