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74                       FOLK SONG OF THE AMERICAN NEGRO,
"Live a Humble."
Chorus
Live a humble, humble, Humble yourself, The bells done rung. Live a humble, humble, Humble yourself, The bells done rung.
1.   You see God, you see God, You see God 'n the morning,
He'll come a-riding down the line of time, Fire'll be falling, He'll be calling, Come to judg-a-ment-a-come. -
Chorus Live a humble, humble, etc.
2.   Oh, the bells done rung, And the songs done sung,
And-a don't let it catch you with your work undone.
Chorus Live a humble, humble, etc.
"Bow Low, Elder."
Chorus Bow low, Elder,
Jesus lis-a-ning, Bow low, Elder,
Jesus died.
1.   When you see me on my knees, Raise me, Jesus, if-a you please.
Chorus Bow low, Elder, etc.
2.   When you see my coffin come,
Then a-you know my soul's gone home.
Chorus Bow low, Elder, etc.
The number of these songs is practically unknown; in classifica�tion they are positive., definite and satisfying.








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