Historic Sheet Music Collection

Title

Deep River

Document Type

Score

Publication Date

1917

Comments

Deep River

Respectfully dedicated to Miss Mary Jordan

Old Negro Melody

Arranged for solo voice by Harry Thacker Burleigh

New York: Published by G. Ricordi & Co. Inc. (1917)

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[Verse]
Deep river, my home is over Jordan,
Deep river, Lord, I want to cross over in to camp ground.
Deep river, My home is over Jordan,
Deep river, Lord, I want to cross over in to camp ground.
Oh don’t you want to go to that gospel feast,
That promis’d land where all is peace?
Oh deep river, Lord, I want to cross over in to camp ground.

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