Sunday, March 04, 2007

Blind Alfred Reed

Unexpected lyrics from a country musician born in Floyd, Virginia in 1880:

In the same kind of raiments
And the same kind of shoes,
We'll all sit together
In the same kind of pews,
The whites and the colored folks,
The Gentiles and the Jews
Will praise the Lord together,
And there'll be no drinking booze,
There'll be no distinction there.

Blind Alfred Reed, "There'll Be No Distinction There" (recorded Dec. 3, 1929), from the Complete Recorded Works in Chronological Order, Document Records DOCD-8022.

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