Bound To Go 

Found in “Slave Songs of the United States,” published in 1867. Recorded on Bound to Go. 

Build my house upon the rock 
Oh yes, Lord 
The first wind come, he blow him down 
Oh yes, Lord 

Chorus: 
March on, member, bound to go 
Been to the ferry, bound to go 
Left St. Helena, bound to go 
Bid ‘em fare thee well 

Build my house on shifting sand 
Oh yes, Lord 
The first wind come, he blow him down 
Oh yes, Lord 

I am not like the foolish man 
Oh yes, Lord 
He build his house upon the sand 
Oh yes, Lord 

One morning I was walking along 
Oh yes, Lord 
I saw them berries hanging down 
Oh yes, Lord 

I pick the berries and I suck the juice 
Oh yes, Lord 
Sweeter than the honeycomb 
Oh yes, Lord 

I took them brother two by two 
Oh yes, Lord 
I took them sister three by three 
Oh yes, Lord 

Chords (capo 1 on recording): 

(A) Build my house upon the rock 
Oh yes, (E) Lord 
The (A) first wind come, he blow him down 
Oh (E) yes, (A) Lord 

(A) March on member, bound to go 
Been to the ferry, (E) bound to go 
(A) Left St. Helena, bound to go 
Bid ‘em (E) fare thee (A) well

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