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FOLK SONG OF THE AMERICAN NEGRO.
Chorus Swing low, sweet chariot, etc.
2. I looked over Jordan and what did I see? Coming for to carry me home; A band of angels coming after me, Coming for to carry me home.
Chorus Swing low, sweet chariot, etc.
"Somebody's Buried in the Graveyard."
Chorus
Somebody's buried in the graveyard, Somebody's buried in the sea;
Going to get up in the morning a-shouting, Going to sound Jubilee.
1. Sometimes I'm up, sometimes I'm down, But still my soul feels Heavenly bound.
Chorus
Somebody's buried in the graveyard, Somebody's buried in the sea;
Going to get up in the morning a-shouting, Going to sound Jubilee.
A further classification presents a more interesting phase. The songs group themselves under Faith, Hope, Love, Determination, Adoration, Patience, Courage, and Humility.
SONGS OF FAITH.
"You May Bury Me ik the East."
1. You may bury me in the East, You may bury me in the West, But I'll hear the trumpet sound, In-a that morning.








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