John, John of the Holy Order

John, John, wid de holy order, sittin’ on de golden order;

John, John, wid de holy order, sittin’ on de golden order;

John, John wid de holy order, sittin’ on de golden order,

To view de promised land.

O Lord, I weep, I mourn, why don’t you move so slow?

I’m a huntin for some guardian angel gone along before.

Mary and Marta, feed my lamb, feed my lamb, feed my lamb;

Simon, Peter, feed my lamb, a-sittin’ on de golden order.

 

Allen, William Francis, et al. Slave Songs of the United States. Applewood Books, 1996.

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