there’s a man goin’ round takin’ names …

February 15, 2011

in Art & Literature,Spirituality

There’s a man goin’ ’round, takin’ names
There’s a man goin’ ’round, takin’ names
An’ he took my father’s name
An’ he leave my heart in pain
There’s a man goin’ ’round, takin’ names

(And he works through mother, brother,
sister, aunt, uncle, etc.)

Brother and sister, aunt and uncle
Man goin’ ’round takin’ names
He git ’em all
God’s own census taker.

Traditional Spiritual

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