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52                       FOLK SONG OF THE AMERICAN NEGRO.
Chorus And I couldn't hear nobody pray, etc.
2. Hallelujah�Couldn't hear nobody pray; Troubles over�Couldn't hear nobody pray; In the Kingdom�Couldn't hear nobody pray; With my Jesus�Couldn't hear nobody pray.
Chorus And I couldn't hear nobody pray, etc.
"Before This Time Another Year."
Refrain Before this time another year;
I may be gone, Out in some lonesome graveyard,
Oh, Lord, how long?
1.   My mother's took her flight and gone;
Oh, Lord, how long? By the grace of God I'll follow on, Oh, Lord, how long?
Refrain Before this time another year, etc.
2.   My sister's took her flight and gone,
Oh, Lord, how long? By the grace of God I'll follow on, Oh, Lord, how long?
Refrain Before this time another year, etc.
"Farewell, My Dear Mother."
Refrain
Farewell, my dear mother; Farewell, my dear mother; Farewell, my dear mother; Mother, mother, mother, mother!
1. For now I must leave you, Now I must leave you; Oh, now I must leave you, Leave you, leave you, leave you, leave you.








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