Little Moses

From Vol. 3
Gospel Goodies

SUGGESTED KEY: B

CAPO: Fret 2

CHORD FAMILY: A

TIME SIGNATURE: 3/4

SKILL LEVEL: Intermediate

A Little About This Song…

Little Moses has been known by the names “Moses In The Bullrushes”, “By The Side Of The River “, and “The Finding Of Moses” over its long lifetime. The Carter Family recorded it in 1929; biographer Charles Wolfe noted that Sara had learned it from an older relative. An older version is found in Spiritual Folk Songs of Early America (1905).

A Related Bible Verse…

Exodus 2:3

When she could hide him no longer, she took for him a basket made of bulrushes and daubed it with bitumen and pitch. She put the child in it and placed it among the reeds by the river bank.

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