“All My Sins Been Taken Away”


"I don't care what this world may say, The're all taken away... All my sins are taken away, taken away." Much of the rest of the song floats, e.g. "The devil is mad and I am glad."


This song shares nearly every word of its contents with "Hand Me Down My Walkin' Cane," and I initially lumped them. But there are enough versions without the walkin' cane that I finally split them. This particular version seems best-known in North Carolina; perhaps it's a local sub-text? - RBW

Cross references


  • Kelly Harrell, "All My Sins Are Taken Away" (Victor 40095, 1929; on KHarrell02)


  1. BrownIII 551, "All My Sins Been Taken Away" (1 text)
  2. Chappell-FSRA 85, "My Sins Are All Taken Away" (1 text, 1 tune)
  3. Roud #4205
  4. BI, Ch085


Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1929 (recording, Kelly Harrell)
Found in: US(SE)