Till I get there

Tell John not to call the roll

Tune: [Tell John not call the roll]
Published in 2 hymnals

Representative Text

1 Tell John not call the roll
Till I get there,
Tell John not call the roll
Till I get there,
And that a pity, Lord!
sin and a shame,
Sinner man so hard to believe.

2 Tell Mary not walk them streets
Till I get there,
Tell Mary not walk them streets
Till I get there,
And that a pity, Lord!
sin and a shame,
Sinner man so hard to believe.

3 Tell Mary not to ring them bells
Till I get there,
Tell Mary not to ring them bells
Till I get there,
And that a pity, Lord!
sin and a shame,
Sinner man so hard to believe.

4 Tell Gabriel not to blow his horn
Till I get there,
Tell Gabriel not to blow his horn
Till I get there,
And that a pity, Lord!
sin and a shame,
Sinner man so hard to believe.

5 Tell Micah to hold that wind
Till I get there,
Tell Micah to hold that wind
Till I get there,
And that a pity, Lord!
sin and a shame,
Sinner man so hard to believe.

6 Tell John not call my name
Till I get there,
Tell John not call my name
Till I get there,
And that a pity, Lord!
sin and a shame,
Sinner man so hard to believe.


Source: National Jubilee Melodies #55

Text Information

First Line: Tell John not to call the roll
Title: Till I get there
Source: Spiritual
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

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National Jubilee Melodies #55

Plantation Melodies and Spiritual Songs. 3d ed. #d113

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