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Got the South in my Soul

    (Washington, Young)

Transcribed from Don Redman and His Orchestra, vocals by Harlan Lattimore; recorded June 28, 1932.
From Don Redman and His Orchestra, 1931-1933; The Chronogical Classics 543.

When the dark night starts to falling,
And the moon starts to roll,
What is this thing that keeps calling?
It's the South in my soul.

How I long for the delta,
It's my home; it's my goal;
For to be safe in its shelter;
Got the South in my soul.

Too long I've lingered in the darkness,
No matter what I won;
I want to say good-bye to darkness
And spend all my days in the sun.

Why don't you let me lay on the levee,
Let me burn black as coal?
I know my heart won't be heavy
With the South in my soul.

I know my heart won't be heavy
With the South in my soul.


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Published 3/18/99.


 

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