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7. We will neither rock nor todder,
When she comes, We will neither rock nor todder, When she comes.
8. She'll be coming around the mountain,
When she comes; She'll be coming around the mountain, When she comes.
9. We'll kill the domernecker rooster,
When she comes; We'll kill the domernecker rooster, When she comes.
10. We'll have some chicken and gravy, When she comes; We'll have some chicken and gravy, When she comes.
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ALL MY SINS ARE TAKEN AWAY See Hudson, "Specimens of Missippi Folk-Lore," No. 99. Cf. also Odum and Johnson, "The Negro and His Songs," p. 60, ff., and Professor New­man I. White's "American Negro Folk-Songs," 1928, pp. 60, 132.
"I Went Down in the Valley to Pray." Obtained from Miss Mary E. King, Gatlinburg, Sevier County, Tennessee, August, 1929, who had it from Miss Grace Franklin, Maryville, Tennessee.
1. I went down in the valley to pray, I went down in the valley to pray, I went down in the valley to pray. My soul got happy and 1 stayed all day! All my sins are taken away, taken away.
Chorus All my sins are taken away, All my sins are taken away, All my sins are taken away. Oh, glory be unto His name! All my sins are taken away, taken away.
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