“Jesus Done Taken My Drifting Hand”


"Hush, little baby, and don't you cry; Yo' mudder an' fader is bo'n to die! Jesus done taken my driftin' han'. Good Lord, Lord, Lord! Over de hills bright shinin' lan'." "Mind out, Sister, how you step on de cross...."

Cross references


  1. BrownIII 580, "Hush, Little Baby" (1 text)
  2. Roud #11896
  3. BI, Br3580


Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1952 (Brown)
Keywords: religious nonballad
Found in: US(SE)