Turkle Dove 

Recorded on Bound to Go, led by Casey Calhoun. 

From the singing of Bessie Jones, who learned it from her step-Grandfather Jet Samson, who was born in 1841 and lived to be 105. Jones' recording is on Southern Journey Volume 12, Biblical Songs and Spirituals, with the Georgia Sea Islands Singers. The Turkle (turtle) dove is Noah's dove. A do-do is an African lullaby. "Sa-sa-la-do on sa- la- sa- ree" are from the solfege (shape note -singing) scale—here, it's the first thing you hear when you get to heaven. 

The turkle dove done drooped his wing 
The turkle dove done drooped his wing 
The turkle dove done drooped his wing 
Went on Zion hill to sing 

Adam and Eve, do-do 
Adam and Eve, don't tell it to me 
Just meet me at the do'
Don't tell it to me 
Sa-sa-la-do on sa-la-sa-ree 

My name written on David line 
My name written on David line 
My name written on David line 
I'm goin' to heaven on the wheel of time 

Adam and Eve, do-do  
Adam and Eve, don't tell it to me  
Just meet me at the do' 
Don't tell it to me  
Sa-sa-la-do on sa-la-sa-ree 

When I get to heaven I know the rule 
When I get to heaven I know the rule 
When I get to heaven I know the rule 
Keep right down to the bathing pool

Adam and Eve, do-do  
Adam and Eve, don't tell it to me  
Just meet me at the do' 
Don't tell it to me  
Sa-sa-la-do on sa-la-sa-ree 

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