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"RUN, MARY, RUN"

from “The Book of American Negro Spirituals”by J. W. Johnson, J. R. Johnson, 1926

Run, Mary, run
Run, Mary, run
Oh, run, Mary, run
I know de udder world is not like dis

 Fire in de Eas’ an’ fire in de Wes’
I know de udder world is not like dis
Boun’ to burn de wilderness

I know de udder world is not like dis
Jordan river is a river to cross
I know de udder world is not like dis
Stretch yo’ rod an’ come across
I know de udder world is not like dis

 Swing low, sweet chariot into de Eas’
I know de udder world is not like dis
Let God’s children have some peace
I know de udder world is not like dis
Swing low, sweet chariot in de Wes
I know de udder world is not like dis
Let God’s children have some res’
I know de udder world is not like dis

 Swing low, sweet chariot in de Norf
I know de udder world is not like dis
Give me de gol’ widout de dross
I know de udder world is not like dis
Swing low, sweet chariot in de Sou’
I know de udder world is not like dis
Let God’s children sing and shout
I know de udder world is not like dis

 If it was de judgment day
I know de udder world is not like disEv’ry sinner would want to pray
I know de udder world is not like dis
Ol’ trouble it come like a gloomy cloud
I know de udder world is not like dis
Gadder thick an’ thunder loud
I know de udder world is not like dis

 


"RUN, MARY, RUN"

Fire in the east and fire in the west
I know the other world is not like this
Bound to burn the wilderness
I know the other world is not like this

Run, Mary, run
Run, Mary, run
Oh, run, Mary, run
I know the other world is not like this

Jordan's river is a river to cross
I know the other world is not like this
Stretch your rod and come across
I know the other world is not like this

 


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