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Just A Closer Walk With Thee6621A57-23-1942,

Rev. Martin gives his address, and Lomax announces that the song was sung from page two of the National Baptist Song Special, printed by the Goodwill Singers, Nashville.

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Crying Holy Unto the Lord (Woe Unto Your Soul)6621A67-23-1942, hymn sacred-songvocalclarksdalecoahomamississippiback-room-of-nelsons-funeral-home
Hold the Wind (#1)6621B17-23-1942, hymn sacred-songvocalclarksdalecoahomamississippiback-room-of-nelsons-funeral-home
Hold the Wind (#2)6621B27-23-1942,

Followed by discussion of his learning the song, its religious connotations, and its origins.

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Where Shall I Be When the First Trumpet Sounds6624B1, 7-23-1942

Followed by discussion of the song. Rev. Martin was from Christian Springs, MIss.; Ms. Johns was from Alligator, Miss.

Motherless Children6624B2, 7-23-1942

A fragment sung at Lomax’s request. Does not appear in AFS catalog.

I'm Going Home On the Morning Train6624B3, 7-23-1942Get Right Churchsacred-songvocalclarksdalecoahomamississippiback-room-of-nelsons-funeral-home
A Charge to Keep I Have6624B4, , 7-23-1942, , lining-hymn long-meter-hymn sacred-songvocalclarksdalecoahomamississippiback-room-of-nelsons-funeral-home
Discussion of funeral customs6625A17-23-1942

Continued on 6625B2.

Disc begins too fast, slows down to appropriate pitch by band’s end, when Lomax says he needs to get his “machine going a little better.”

Sermon on Job6625A27-23-1942,

SC to -0.72 / 95.9%

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Shine On Me6625B1, 7-23-1942, ,

Identified as “Must Jesus Bear the Cross Alone” on AFS card. Two performances interspersed by discussion of varieties of Watts metered hymns – common, short, fast.

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Discussion of funeral customs (continued)6625B27-23-1942

Continued from 6625A1.

Internal speed fluctuation.