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Burden

Sheet music for this song

General InformationEdit

Performer: Elders McIntorsh and Edwards' Sanctified Singers
Instrumentation: Guitar-McIntorsh; Edwards, Tambourine-Bessie Johnson; Melinda Taylor
Date of recording: 1928
Record label: Okeh
Serial #: 8698 (w402160)

SummaryEdit

(As summarized by Harry Smith, The Anthology Of American Folk Music) "GLORY, HALLELUJAH, SINCE I LAID MY BURDEN DOWN. SICKNESS, TROUBLE WILL BE OVER WHEN I LAY MY BURDEN DOWN." (10).

Information On This SongEdit

This variety of Religious Song is common. A basic chorus is established, then interchangeable verses are added, very much like a Song. This is also a good example of early Gospel

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