Kingdom Coming!



Kingdom Coming!


Songs (Medium voice) with piano
Songs and Music
Sheet music
Choral music
American Civil War (1861-1865)
African American


Mixed-chorus song depicts slave recounting life on plantation in anticipation of freedom while his master flees from approching Union troops.


Henry C. Work


Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum




Root & Cady










KINGDOM COMING! SONG AND CHORUS, BY HENRY C. WORK, Author of "Nellie Lost and Found;" "Our Captain's Last Words;" "Beautitul Rose," Etc.

CHICAGO: Published by ROOT & CADY 95 Clark Street.

Wm. Hall & Son, Firth Pond & Co., New York. Henry Tolman & Co., Boston. S. Brainard & Co., Cleveland. H.N. Hempsted, Milwaukee. J.H. Whittemore, Detroit.

Entered according to Act of Congress, in the year 1862, by Root & Cady, in the Clerk's Office of the District Court for the Northern District of Illinois.



1. Say, darkeys, hab you seen de massa, Wid de muffstash on his face, Go long de road some time dis mornin', Like he gwine to leab de place; He seen a smoke, way up de ribber, Whar de Linkum gumboats lay; He took is hat, an'


lef bery sudden, An' I spec he's run away. De massa run? ha ha! De darkey stay? ho ho! It mus' be now de kingdom comin,' An' de yearob Jubilo! De massa run? ha ha! De darkey stay? ho ho! It mus' be now de kingdom comin', An' de yearob Jubilo!


2. He six foot one way, two foot tudder, An' he weigh tree hundred pound, His coat so big, he could'nt pay de tailor, An' it wont go halfway round. He drill so much, dey call him Cap'an, An' he get so drefful tann'd, I spec he try an' fool dem Yankees For to tink he's contraband.


3. De darkeys feel so lonesome libing In de loghouse on de lawn, Dey move dar tings to massa's parlor For to keep it while he's gone. Dar's wine an' cider in de kitchen, An' de darkeys dey'll hab some; I spose dey'll all be cornfiscated When de Linkum sojers come.


4. De oberseer he make us trouble, An' he dribe us round a spell; We lock him up in de smoke-house cellar, Wid de key trown in de well. De whip is lost, de han'cuff broken, But de massa'll hab his pay; He's ole enough, big enough, ought to known better Dan to went an' run away.



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Beautiful Rose. Henry C. Work, 25 cts.

The Girls at Home. Henry C. Work, 25 cts.

Happy Days of Yore. Francis Folcott, 25 cts.

The First Gun is Fired! "May God protect the right." Song and Chorus. G.F. Root, 25 cts.

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Negro Boatmen's Song. Port Royal, 1861. H.T. Merrill, 25 cts.

The Dear Ones All at Home. Song and Chorus. W.B. Bradbury, 25 cts.

Now the Swallow are Returning. Song. Abt, 25 cts. In the style of "When the Swallows homeward fly."

Kitty Ryder. Song. G.F. Root, 25 cts. Sprightly.

Nellie Lost and Found. A touching Ballad, with Chorus. Henry C. Work, 25 cts.

Our Captain's Last Words. Henry C. Work. 25 cts.

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My Cottage Home, Dear Mother. Root, 25 cts.

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