I Wish I Had Died in Egypt Land

Children grumbled on the way

Tune: [Children grumbled on the way]
Published in 2 hymnals

Representative Text

Chorus:
"O, I can't stay away, I can't stay away,
I can't stay away, I wish I had died in the Egypt land!"

1 Children grumbled on the way,
"Wish I had died in the Egypt land;"
Children they forgot to pray,
"Wish I had died in the Egypt land." [Chorus]

2 Now they wept and now they moaned,
"Wish I had died in the Egypt land;"
Then they turned around and groaned
"Wish I had died in the Egypt land." [Chorus]

3 Yes, the children they did right,
"Wish I had died in the Egypt land;"
When they went and had that fight,
"Wish I had died in the Egypt land." [Chorus]

Source: National Jubilee Melodies #115

Text Information

First Line: Children grumbled on the way
Title: I Wish I Had Died in Egypt Land
Source: Spiritual
Language: English
Refrain First Line: O, I can't stay away
Copyright: Public Domain

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National Jubilee Melodies #115

Plantation Melodies and Spiritual Songs. 3d ed. #d12

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