The winter'll soon be over (Traditional)

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  • CPDL #01767:     
Editor: Christopher R. Baker (submitted 2000-11-27).   Score information: A4, 2 pages, 1.08 MB   Copyright: CC BY 1.0
Edition notes: Originally published on http://christmassongbook.net/, and recovered using the WayBackMachine of http://archive.org

General Information

Title: The winter'll soon be over
Composer: Anonymous (Traditional)

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SacredSpiritual

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

Published: 1909 in Religious Folk Songs of the Negro.

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Original text and translations

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REFRAIN:
Oh, the winter, (winter),
the winter, (winter),
the winter'll soon be over, children;
 
the winter, (winter),
the winter, (winter),
the winter'll soon be over, children;
 
the winter, (winter),
the winter, (winter),
the winter'll soon be over, children;
 
Yes, my Lord:


1.
'Tis Paul and Silas bound in chains,
And one did weep, and the other one did pray.
For you see me going along so,
I has my trials here below.

2.
Oh, look up yonder, what I see,
Bright angels comin' after me.
I bend my knees on holy ground,
And ask the Lord for turn me around.

3.
I turn my eyes towards the sky,
And ask the Lord for wings to fly;
If you get there before I do,
Look out for me, I'm comin' too.

4.
Oh Jordan's river's deep and wide,
But Jesus stands on the heavenly side;
And when we get on Canaan's shore,
We'll shout, and sing forever more.

Lyrics: Verses 1,4 - Slave Songs of the United States , collected by Willaim Francis Allen etc., 1867
Verses 2,3 - Religious Folk Songs of the Negro, Hampton Normal and Agricultural Institute, Hampton, Virginia, 1909 edited by CRB