I'm a Poor Li'l Orphan in This Worl'

“I'm a Poor Li'l Orphan in This Worl'” is a traditional Spiritual set by composer Julia Perry and is one of her most performed works.

Date: 1952Composer: Julia PerryText: Spiritual

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I’m a poor li’l orphan in this worl’,
Good Lord, can’t stay here by myself.
My mother broke the ice and gone,
Good Lord, can’t stay here by myself.
I promised her I’d follow on,
Good Lord, can’t stay here by myself.

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