“No More, My Lord”


"No more, my Lord (x2), Lord, I'll never turn back no more." "I found in him a resting place And he has made me glad." "Jesus is the man I am looking for, Can you tell me where he's gone?" "Go down, go down in the floweryard And... you may find him...."


According to the editors of Brown, this may have inspired W. C. Handy's "I'll Never Turn Back No More." - RBW


  • Jimpson, "No More, My Lord" (LoC, 1947; on Babylon)
  • Sister Marie Knight, "I'll Never Turn Back No More" (Candy 4002, n.d. but post-World War II)


  1. BrownIII 567, "Gwine Down to Jordan" (1 short text); 617, "No More! No More!" (1 short text)
  2. Scarborough-NegroFS, p. 15, (no title; the first line is "I'm gwine down to Jordan -- Hallelu!") (1 fragment, which could be anything; I'm filing it here in desperation based on the similarity to Brown's title)
  3. Scott-BoA, pp. 312-313, "No More, My Lord" (1 text, 1 tune)
  4. Roud #15975
  5. BI, SBoA312


Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1939 (Brown)
Found in: US(SE,So)