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FOLK SONG OF THE AMERICAN NEGRO.
SORROW SONGS.
"Keep Me From Sinking Down."
Chorus
Oh Lord, Oh my Lord, Oh Lord, Oh my Lord, Keep me from sinking down.
1.   I tell you what I mean to do,
. Keep me from sinking down. I mean to go to heaven, too, Keep me from sinking down.
Chorus Oh Lord, Oh my Lord, etc.
2.   I'm sometimes up, I'm sometimes down,
Keep me from sinking down. Sometimes I'm level with the ground, Keep me from sinking down.
Chorus Oh Lord, Oh my Lord, etc.
"Nobody Knows the Trouble I See."
Re f ram
Nobody knows the trouble I see, Lord, Nobody knows the trouble I see. Nobody knows the trouble I see, Lord, Nobody knows but Jesus.
1.   Mother, won't you pray for me; Mother, won't you pray for me; Mother, won't you pray for me;
And help me to drive old Satan away.
Refrain Nobody knows the trouble I see, Lord, etc.
2.   Preacher, won't you pray for me; Preacher, won't you pray for me; Preacher, won't you pray for me; And help me to drive old Satan away.
Refrain Nobody knows the trouble I see, Lord, etc.








E-Book - An Annotated Compendium of Old Time American Songs by James Alverson III