Don't Call the Roll

Don't call the roll, John

Tune: [Don't call the roll, John]
Published in 2 hymnals

Representative Text

1 Don't call the roll John,
Till I get there,
Don't call the roll, John,
Till I get there,
Ain't that a pity, Lord!
Sin and a shame,
Sinner man so hard believe.

2 Don't ring them chiming bells,
Till I get there,
Don't ring them chiming bells,
Till I get there,
Ain't that a pity, Lord!
Sin and a shame,
Sinner man so hard believe.

3 Don't stretch that dividing line,
Till I get there,
Don't stretch that dividing line,
Till I get there,
Ain't that a pity, Lord!
Sin and a shame,
Sinner man so hard believe.

Folk Songs of the American Negro (No. 1), 1907

Text Information

First Line: Don't call the roll, John
Title: Don't Call the Roll
Place of Origin: United States
Language: English

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Instances

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Text

Folk Songs of the American Negro (No. 1) #23a

Plantation Melodies and Spiritual Songs. 3d ed. #d22

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