“Rough, Rocky Road (Most Done Suffering)”


"It's a rough, rocky road, And I'm 'most done struggling/suffering (x3), I'm bound to carry my soul to the Lord. I'm bound to carry my soul to Jesus, I'm bound to carry my soul to the Lord." "My (father's/etc.) on the road, And he's 'most done...."


  • Alabama Sacred Harp Singers, "Rocky Road" (Columbia 15274-D, 1928; on AAFM2)
  • Emmett Brand, "Most Done Traveling (Rocky Road)" (on MuSouth06)
  • Fisk University Jubilee Singers, "Most Done Travelling" (Columbia A2901, 1920)
  • Tuskegee Institute Singers, "Most Done Trabelling (sic)" (Victor 18447, 1918)


  1. BrownIII 632, "Rough, Rocky Road" (1 text plus mention of 2 more)
  2. Scarborough-NegroFS, p. 25, "Most Done Ling'rin Here" (1 text, 1 tune, with a verse from "Run, Nigger, Run" plus the "If you get there before I do" floating verse and a chorus that might be this)
  3. Roud #11832
  4. BI, Br3632


Alternate titles: “Most Done Suffering”
Author: J. C. Brown ?
Earliest date: 1918 (recording, Tuskegee Institute Singers)
Found in: US(SE)