I'm deep in trouble, Nobody to understand, Lord, Lord! Gonna pray to ma Jesus, Ask him to gimme His hand. Ma Lord! I'm moanin', moanin', Nobody cares just why. No, Lord! Moanin', moanin', Feels like I could die. O, Lord! Sho, there must be peace, Ma Jesus, Somewhere in yo' sky. Yes, Lord!
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- by (James Mercer) Langston Hughes (1902 - 1967), "Moan", appears in Fine Clothes to the Jew, first published 1927 [author's text checked 1 time against a primary source]
Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)
- by Wilhelm Grosz (1894 - 1939), "Moan", from Africa Songs [sung text not yet checked]
- by Edward C. Harris (1899 - ?), "Moan", published 1934 [ voice and piano ] [sung text not yet checked]
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