Song

Jordan

This extraordinary song was taken down from Sam Fone by Sabine Baring Gould 1893. Needs to be sung to be appreciated! Great words…

Example of lyrics

I looked in the East-and I looked in the West
For Fortune’s chance to me accordin’
But Fotune is a blind God flyin’ in the clouds
An’ for getting me on this side o’ Jordan
I pull off my old coat and roll up my sleeves
Life is a hard road to travel
I pull off my old coat and roll up my sleeves
Life is a hard road to travel I believe

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Song information

  • Mood:

    driving, powerful

  • Technical:

    5 verses in 3 part harmony and a chorus in 4 parts

  • In this download:

    full score (pdf)

  • Included in book or collection:English Folk Songs »