Trouble Done Come My Way

Dedicated to Marian Anderson, Florence Price wrote both the words and music to this song. "Trouble Done Come My Way" is published by Southern Music Company as the second song of Florence Price's Two Songs, as well as part of 44 Art Songs and Spirituals, published by Classical Vocal Reprints.

Date: 1939Composer: Florence PriceText: Florence Price

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Trouble Done Come My Way
by Florence Price

Trouble done come my way, yes,
trouble done come my way.
My mother she taught me to sing an’ pray
when trouble hit come my way. (Halleluia)
Trouble done come my way, yes,
Trouble done come my way.
My mother she taught e to sing an’ pray
when trouble hit come my way.

De rocks wuz hard,
an’ my bones dey ached.
Oh Lord what must I do?
Got on my knees
Began to pray callin’
You, my Jesus, You.

De sto’m done blowed
my home away.
De rain is in my shoe.
Ain’t got no place
fo’ to run and hide, ‘cept in
You, my Jesus, You.

De chains fell off
an’ de sun came out.
De shinin’ light broke thro’;
De debbil, he can’t
make me stop lovin’
You, my Jesus, You.

Related Information

Sheet Music

Florence Price: Two Songs (Ruth C. Friedberg, ed.)

Composer(s): Florence Price

Song(s): "Feet o' Jesus" (text by Langston Hughes)
"Trouble Done Come My Way"

Voice Type: Medium

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Florence Price: 44 Art Songs and Spirituals

Composer(s): Florence Price

Song(s): A White Rose (John Boyle O'Reilly)
An April Day (Joseph Cotter)
Because (Paul Laurence Dunbar)
Beside the Sea (Paul Laurence Dunbar)
Bewilderment (Langston Hughes)
Dawn's Awakening (James Joseph Burke)
Death's Gwineter Lay His Cold Icy Hand on Me (Spiritual)
Feet o' Jesus (Langston Hughes)
Four Encore Songs: Tobacco (Graham Lee Hemminger); A Flea and a Fly (Ogden Nash); "Come, come," said Tom's Father (Thomas Moore); Song of the Open Road (Ogden Nash)
Go Down, Moses (Spiritual)
God Gives Me You (Nora Connelly)
Hold Fast to Dreams (Langston Hughes)
I Grew a Rose (Paul Laurence Dunbar)
I'm Goin' to Lay Down My Heavy Load (Spiritual)
Love-in-a-mist (Mary Rolofson Gamble)
My Little Soul's Goin' to Shine (Spiritual)
My Neighbor (Paul Laurence Dunbar)
My Soul's Been Anchored in de Lord (Spiritual)
Night (Louise C. Wallace)
Out of the South Blew a Wind (Fannie Carter Woods)
Resignation (Florence B. Price)
Rise Mourner (Spiritual)
Save Me Lord, Save Me (Spiritual)
Some o' These Days (Spiritual)
Song to the Dark Virgin (Langston Hughes)
Sunset (Odessa P. Elder)
Sympathy (Paul Laurence Dunbar)
The Glory of the Day Was in Her Face (James Weldon Johnson)
The Moon Bridge (Mary Rolofson Gamble)
The Poet and His Song (Paul Laurence Dunbar)
The Washerwoman (Otto Leland Bohanan)
To My Little Son (Julia Johnson Davis)
Travel's End (Mary Folwell Hoisington)
Trouble Done Come My Way (Florence B. Price)
Two Traditional Negro Spirituals: I am Bound for the Kingdom; I'm Workin' on My Buildin'
We Have Tomorrow (Langston Hughes)
Weary Traveler (Spiritual)
What's the Use (Paul Laurence Dunbar)
Words for a Spiritual ("Capricorn")
You Won't Find a Man Like Jesus (Spiritual)

Voice Type: Medium/High

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