“Indian Camp-Meeting Song”


"Pitch my tent on the camp ground And a-hu'em, and a hu'um! For to give the devil anotehr round, And a-hu'um, and a-hu'um! Yes, glory be to God, my soul's high; Leap for joy and let us fly, And a-hu'um, and a-hu'um!"


Clearly derived from "Few Days" (or, just possibly, the other way around), but equally clearly a different song. I have no idea why this is called an "Indian" song; presumably it's a reference to that "a-hu'um" lyric, but I rather doubt that is actually derived from any native dialect. - RBW

Cross references


  1. MHenry-Appalachians, p. 195, "Indian Camp-Meeting Song" (1 text)
  2. BI, MHAp195


Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1934 (Henry, from Elsie Burnett)
Keywords: religious nonballad
Found in: US(SE)