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Harriet Monroe, ed. (1860–1936).  Poetry: A Magazine of Verse.  1912–22.
 
The Lost Love
By Fenton Johnson
 
From “Three Negro Spirituals”

OH, where has my honey gone?
  Fly away, my Jubal, fly away!
Oh where have they laid her bones?
  Fly away, my Jubal, fly away!
Conjure woman shake her head,        5
  Preacher dumb and master sad.
        Nobody knows!
        Nobody knows!
 
Why the tears that drop all night?
  Fly away, my Jubal, fly away!        10
Why the heart that burns like fire?
  Fly away, my Jubal, fly away!
Angel close the Book of Life,
  Moon goes down and stars grow cold.
        Nobody knows!        15
        Nobody knows!
 
 
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