Tuesday, August 04, 2009

Darkie Joe

Here's a song I learned in Sunday School back in the late 1970s - hardly very PC for today's world, but it was a more innocent era. It had a great tune!


There was a good old Negro, and his name was Darkie Joe
And underneath his coal black skin was a heart as white as snow
Down in the old log cabin there his mother prayed for him
He gave his heart to Jesus and then began to sing

Chorus:
Oh come, come to Jesus, come come to Jesus
Only come to Jesus and He will take you in
For if you're discontented and tired of your sin
Come away to Jesus and He will take you in

Now on a summer's evening Darkie Joe was always found
With his good old friend the banjo down on the village green
He played and sand and tinkled till the darkies made a ring
And when he got them listening he would teach them how to sing

(Chorus)

One day a mighty angel to the old log cabin came
And took old Joe to Heaven on the Hallelujah Train
And as he was ascending to the palace of the King
He thought he heard them singing just as he entered in

(Chorus)

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