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Sing A-ho

Virgin Mary had one Son

Tune: [Virgin Mary had one Son]
Published in 2 hymnals

Representative Text

Refrain:
Sing a-ho that I had the wings of a dove,
Sing a-ho that I had the wings of a dove,
Sing a-ho that I had the wings of a dove;
I'd fly away and be at rest.

1 Virgin Mary had one Son,
I'd fly away and be at rest.
But the Jews and Romans had Him hung.
I'd fly away and be at rest. [Refrain]

2 Zion's daughters wept and mourned,
I'd fly away and be at rest.
When their dying Savior groaned,
I'd fly away and be at rest. [Refrain]

3 Sinner-man see what a shame,
I'd fly away and be at rest.
To trample down your Savior's name.
I'd fly away and be at rest. [Refrain]

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

Text Information

First Line: Virgin Mary had one Son
Title: Sing A-ho
Place of Origin: United States
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Sing a-ho that I had the wings of a dove

Timeline

Instances

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Text

Folk Songs of the American Negro (No. 1) #33

Plantation Melodies and Spiritual Songs. 3d ed. #d131

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