“Mone, Member, Mone”


"Tell-a me who had a rod, Mone, member, mone! Hit was Moses, child of God, Mone, member, mone!" A call-and-answer sermon describing the crossing of the Red Sea, listing the order of those who will go to heaven, and calling for repentance


One suspects that this was sort of a preacher's "zipper" text -- any story could be zipped in to replace the Exodus account. But I've never seen this in any other form, so I can't say with certainty. - RBW


  1. Lomax-ABFS, pp. 578-579, "Mone, Member, Mone" (1 text)
  2. Roud #15562
  3. BI, LxA578


Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1934
Keywords: religious nonballad