“I Couldn't Hear Nobody Pray”

Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1909 (recording, Fisk University Jubilee Quartette)
Keywords: religious nonballad
Found in: US(So)

Description

"Couldn't hear nobody pray, I couldn't hear nobody pray, Well, way down yonder by myself I couldn't hear nobody pray." "In the valley... On my knees... Callin' Jesus... So lonesome... In the mornin'... In the evenin'...."

Notes

Not to be confused with "Wreck on the Highway," which uses a similar phrase in its chorus. -PJS

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Recordings

References

  1. Lomax-FSNA 246, "I Couldn't Hear Nobody Pray" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. Silber-FSWB, p. 351, "I Couldn't Hear Nobody Pray" (1 text)
  3. Roud #11949
  4. BI, LoF247