Virgin Mary Had One Son


Refrain:
Sing a-ho that I had the wings of a dove,
Sing a-ho that I had the wings of a dove,
Sing a-ho that I had the wings of a dove;
I’d fly away and be at rest.

Virgin Mary had one Son,
I’d fly away and be at rest.
But the Jews and Romans had Him hung.
I’d fly away and be at rest. [Refrain]

Zion’s daughters wept and mourned,
I’d fly away and be at rest.
When their dying Savior groaned,
I’d fly away and be at rest. [Refrain]

Sinner-man see what a shame,
I’d fly away and be at rest.
To trample down your Savior’s name.
I’d fly away and be at rest. [Refrain]

Folk Songs of the American Negro (No. ),