Background Info: See That My Grave Is Kept Clean
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See That My Grave Is Kept Clean (Background Info)
- From No Direction Home, by Robert Shelton; pg. 123:
- A traditional spiritual that Blind Lemon Jefferson made
classic. Lemon recorded it for Paramount in October 1927. Released
in February 1928, it became one of the best-known "race" recordings.
When Blind Lemon learned the song, it was a folk spiritual called
"Two White Horses In A Line," also known as "One Kind Favor."
(Another "Two White Horses," a spiritual with different text and
melody, appeared in Carl Sandburg's 1927 collection, The American