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I Couldn't Hear Nobody Pray

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Chorus:
And I couldn't hear nobody pray; (O Lord!)
And I couldn't hear nobody pray,
O way down yonder by myself
And I couldn't hear nobody pray.

1 In the valley!
A-couldn't hear nobody pray,
On my knees!
A-couldn't hear nobody pray.
With my burden!
A-couldn't hear nobody pray,
And my Saviour!
A-couldn't hear nobody pray.
O Lord! [Refrain]

2 Chilly waters!
A-couldn't hear nobody pray,
In the Jordan!
A-couldn't hear nobody pray,
Crossing over!
A-couldn't hear nobody pray,
Into Canaan!
A-couldn't hear nobody pray.
O Lord! [Refrain]

3 Hallelujah!
A-couldn't hear nobody pray,
Troubles over!
A-couldn't hear nobody pray,
In the kingdom!
A-couldn't hear nobody pray,
With my Jesus!
A-couldn't hear nobody pray.
o Lord! [Refrain]

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

Text Information

First Line: In the valley on my knees
Title: I Couldn't Hear Nobody Pray
Place of Origin: United States
Language: English
Refrain First Line: And I couldn't hear nobody pray

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