American Old Time Song Lyrics: 14 Crossing Oer De Ribber Jordan

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Crossing O'er de Ribber Jordan.
Copyright, 1880, by S. T. Gordon & Son.
Words and Music by Tom Tucker.

When you hear de trumpet you must take a trip.
Crossing o'er de ribber Jordan!
Keep your sails a -flyin, don't you lose your grip,
Sailing on dat silver stream!
Tho' de waves am tossin', dey won't swamp your boat.
Crossing o'er de ribber Jordan!
If your head am level, wid de tide you'll float,
Sailing on dat silver stream!

Chorus.
Den hoist dat flag ob glory,
We'll sorrow here no more;
Sail cross de ribber Jordan,
'Way to dat golden shore.
Den hoist dat flag ob glory,
We'll sorrow here no more;
Sail 'cross de ribber Jordan,
'Way to dat golden shore.

Won't de happy darkies shout de jubilee,
Crossing o'er de ribber Jordan!
All de piccanninies settin' on dere knee,
Sailing on dat silver stream!
Leave behind your gripsack, you won't need it dar,
Crossing o'er de ribber Jordan!
Soon a crown ob glory dey'll put on your head,
Sailing on dat silver stream!-Chorus.

Nebber mind de money, all your passage paid,
Crossing o'er de ribber Jordan!
Up de golden pavement soon you'll promenade,
Sailing on dat silver stream!
Peter will be waiting wid de mighty key,
Crossing o'er de ribber Jordan!
Lock out all de sinners, let in you and me,
Sailing on dat silver stream!-Chorus.

Hab your robes ob whiteness ready for to start,
Crossing o'er de ribber Jordan!
Sinners on de back seat hab to change your heart,
Sailing on dat silver stream!
Hear old Gabriel's bugle, soon we'll get on shore,
Crossing o'er de ribber Jordan!
Shout you happy darkies, gwine to sigh no more.
Sailing on dat silver stream!-Chorus.
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