[His Bones are Going to Rise Again]



[The - - - - in the ground are sittin’ in the sun?],
His bones are going to rise again,
[- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - just to see the fun?],
His bones are going to rise again.

Oh Glory, as I am arisen,
These bones are going to rise again,
Oh Glory, Glory to the highest
My name’s a-written in the heavenly host.

[Son of?] Mary went down into the water,
His bones are going to rise again,
Oh he went [- - - - black? - - - -],
His bones are going to rise again.
Oh Glory, as I am arisen,
These bones are going to rise again,
Oh Glory, Glory to the highest
My name’s a-written in the heavenly host.

Song Text Source: 

Phillips Manuscript supplemented by the recording

Collector: 
Gordon, Robert Winslow, 1888-1961
Location Recorded: 
Akeley, Hubbard County , MN
Date Recorded: 
September, 1924
Track Duration (h:m:s): 
1:00
Original Medium: 
wax cylinder
Repository: 
American Folklife Center, Library of Congress
Call Number/Physical Location: 
AFS 19011A: G92 Misc 158
Notes: 

Possibly a parody of the spiritual "Dese Bones Gwine to Rise Again" (Roud #4184)

Rights: 

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MFC Reference Number: 
RWP_A012