Worksong: "Can I get a witness? Come and be a witness. Be a sanctified witness. Be a Holy Ghost witness. Jack o'Diamonds was a witness. Daniel was a witness" etc. The refrain "for my lord" can be added after each line; other Bible stories may be mentioned


  • Paul Robeson, "Witness" (Victor 21109, 1927)
  • Texas state farm prisoners, "We Need Another Witness" (on NPCWork)


Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1927 (recording, Paul Robeson)
Found in: US(So)