Written by a Choctaw freedman prior to 1862. A cappella spiritual group from Virginia & Pennsylvania. Recorded in Philadelphia.
Fisk Jubilee Singers [for Columbia; sang it since 1871]
Soul Stirrers [on Aladdin]
Red Foley [as Steal Away; same intro, with spoken middle part crediting Eddie Brackett]
Hank Williams [alias Luke The Drifter as The Funeral; cover of Red Foley's version, omitting any link with the original spiritual]
Angola Choir [recorded intra muros by Dr. Harry Oster]
Flying Burrito Brothers [as Hippie Boy, covering Luke The Drifter's raconteur style in The Funeral]