“Jekkel Walls”

Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1952 (Brown)
Keywords: religious nonballad
Found in: US(SE)

Description

"When Jekkel walls fell down, It's no difference whar I stand... Dere's someone always ready To point de finger of scorn at me." The singer says he will "soon end at home." The singer wants others to celebrate as he celebrates in heaven

Notes

The name "Jekkel" for "Jericho" (cf. Joshua 6) is new to me -- but we find "Shorty" Love, the informant in this case, using the same pronunciation in "Christ Was a Weary Traveler." - RBW

References

  1. BrownIII 601, "Jekkel Walls" (1 text)
  2. Roud #11911
  3. BI, Br3601