“I Belong to that Band”


"I never saw the like since I been born, People keep coming and the train done gone." "I belong to that band, Hallelujah, hallelujah, hallelujah, I belong to that band, Hallelujah." "Some come crippled and some come lame." "Clouds look heavy...."

Cross references


  1. BrownIII 583, "I Belong to that Band" (1 text); also 624, "Old Satan's Mad" (5 texts, of which the short "A" text is probably "Free at Last"; "B" is a variation on "Down By the Riverside (Study War No More)"; "C" has the "Old Satan's Mad" stanza but a "climbing Zion's walls" chorus; D" is an unidentifiable fragment perhaps related to "I Belong to that Band; and "E" is also a fragment, perhaps of "Free At Last")
  2. Chappell-FSRA 87, "O I Believe in Jesus" (1 text, 1 tune)
  3. Roud #11900
  4. BI, Br3583


Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1928 (Chappell)
Found in: US(SE)