Big Bob
 


Citation

“Big Bob,” Appalachian State University Libraries Digital Collections, accessed April 15, 2024, https://omeka.library.appstate.edu/items/show/31381.


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Title

Big Bob

Description

This item is part of the I. G. Greer Folksong Collection which consists of more than 300 individual song titles and their variants as collected by Isaac Garfield Greer (1881-1967) from informants, primarily in Ashe, Wilkes and Watauga counties. The collection includes manuscripts, typescript transcriptions produced by Dr. Greer’s clerical staff, and handwritten musical notations. Songs range from traditional Child Ballads, traditional English and Scottish ballads as well as their American variants, to 19th century popular music to musical compositions of local origin.

Subject

Folk songs--United States
Salvation--Christianity--Songs and music
Vices--Songs and music

Alternative Title

I'm Saved

Publisher

W. L. Eury Appalachian Collection, Appalachian State University

Contributor

Greer, I. G. (Isaac Garfield), 1881-1967

Format

PDF

Language

English

Type

Text

Transcription

“The Big Bob”.

Oh! some folks jump up and down all night,
At a d-a-n-c-e.
While others go to church to show their,
brand new h-a-t.
They smear their face with a great big dab,
Of p-a-i-n-t.
And then they laugh at us because we’re s-a-v-e-d.

Chorus:
G-l-o-r-y I’m s-a-v-e-d I’m h-a-p-p-y to know I’m
f-r-ee, G-l-o-r-y- the chain of this I am I’m
h-a-p-p-y- to know that I am Christ within.

These girls who live in our town so n-i-c-e,
They bob their hair in the finest style
with a s-h-a-v-e. And on each finger place
a r-i-n-g, all there goes in the Bible knows
We’re s-a-v-e-d.

File name

113_BigBob_ocr

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