A House Divided (pt. 2)

A House Divided (pt. 2) - Abraham Lincoln by Leadbelly 1938...

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“Abraham Lincoln,” by Leadbelly, 1938 They tell the story, about that train That Abraham Lincoln was not on that train When that train started on its trip that day. Where was he? He was down in Alabama, miles away. In 1863 when John Wilkes Booth shot Abraham Lincoln The news went around the world from Washington They carried the news from Washington That Abraham Lincoln s time had come John Wilkes Booth shot Lincoln dead With a pistol blast to the head Well, Abraham Lincoln before he went down he told them this: You may bury me in the east, you may bury me in the west, But I hear that trumpet sound in the mornin , yes in the morning. This evening brothers and sisters, I come to you in the holiest manner to tell you just how he died, yes, he died. He s dead. He was lyin there in his blood on the ground, coverin the ground. And while he was lyin there, the sun rose and recognized him and pulled itself in cycles and went down. Yeah! The sun went down, and it went down in the morning. Yeah! And while he was lyin there, seven angels leaped over the battlements of glory and come down to get him. Ah! Yet when they got near him he rose! Ah! He rose and walked back down among us, Praise God! He walked back down among his people. Oh! We got a new land! We got a new land! We got a new land! It ain t no rioting forced down there with no whips. It ain t no backbiters down there.
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