“Wade in the Water”

Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1925 (recording, Sunset Four Jubilee Singers)
Keywords: religious freedom nonballad
Found in: US

Description

"Wade in the water, Wade in the water, children, Wade in the water, God's gonna trouble the water." The singer warns of the coming signs of the end. The victory of Heaven over Hell is considered assured. The singer looks forward to future freedom

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References

  1. Lomax-FSNA 242, "Wade in the Water" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. Arnett, p. 63, "Wade in the Water" (1 text, 1 tune)
  3. Silber-FSWB, p. 356, "Wade in the Water" (1 text)
  4. DT, WADEWATR*
  5. Roud #5439
  6. BI, LoF242