“The Downward Road”

Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1960
Keywords: religious Hell warning nonballad
Found in: US

Description

"Well, brother, the downward road is crowded... with unbelieving souls." The song lists various endangered sinners and their fated condemnation. "When I was a sinner, I loved my distance well, But when I come to find myself I was hangin' over Hell."

References

  1. Lomax-FSNA 256, "The Downward Road" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. Roud #11945
  3. BI, LoF256