“Old Moses Smote the Waters”


"Old Moses smote the waters, Hallelujah! Old Moses smote the waters, huh!..." "The waters they divided...." "The children passed over...." "Old Pharaoh's host got drownded...." "I see that ship a-coming...." "She'll take us on to glory...."

Cross references


  1. Randolph 290, "Old Moses Smote de Waters" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. BrownIII [612], "Moses Smote the Waters" (1 fragment, printed in the notes to Brown #610)
  3. Roud #7822
  4. BI, R290


Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1941 (Randolph)
Found in: US(SE,So)