I Stood On De Ribber

Date:

c. 1938

Scoring:

SSATB A CAPPELLA

Catalogue No:

MMM048

In Moerane's arrangement of this tune, for Solo Soprano and SATB choir, the Soprano sings throughout and the choir hums in the verses and sings the chorus, 'Oh, Mourner don't you weep...'.  Moerane probably sourced it in the same book in which he found the tunes for his arrangements of Nobody Knows The Trouble I’ve Seen, Go. Tell It On The Mountains, and I Got A Home In-a Dat Rock, which was called Negro Spirituals ‘Arranged for solo voice by Harry T. Burleigh’, published in New York by Ricordi in 1917. Moerane's setting probably dates from c1938 which is when Lovedale Press published his Nobody Knows. The recording by Paul Robeson below is probably very close to Burleigh's version (if it isn't the exact one).

Duration: 2'06"

Available Products

ISMN 979-0-804007-77-0

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Resources

I Stood on the Ribber of Jerdan – Youtube performance of another version, sung by Paul Robeson Video

Date:
c. 1930
Performer/s:

Paul Robeson (soloist) and (probably) Lawrence Brown - pianist's name not given

Source:
Youtube
Location:
New York
Publisher:
HMV-EMI/Parlophone