“A Great Storm Pass Over”

Author: "Tappy Toe" (nickname, real name unknown; Andros Island sponger)
Earliest date: 1935 (recording, men from Andros Island)
Keywords: warning death disaster storm Caribbean Jesus
Found in: Bahamas


A hurricane passes over Andros Island; for three days the sun is blotted out. The singer fixes his heart on Jesus; while many are crippled, wounded, or killed, he is spared. He tells sinners that the time of judgement is coming; they had better pray


While the storm described is the same one described in "Run Come See," this is an independent song. - PJS

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  1. Roud #15622
  2. BI, RcAGSPO