Sheet Music: Nobody Knows the Trouble I've Seen

TitleNobody Knows the Trouble I've Seen
ComposerTraditional American
InstrumentationFlute solo
KeyC major
Time signature4/4
Tempo120 BPM
Performance time0:50
Difficulty levelintermediate
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Date added2023-06-19
Last updated2023-06-19
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Gospel music, Spirituals, Traditional/Folk


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Monday 19 June 2023

Tune of the Day: Nobody Knows the Trouble I've Seen

Traditional African-American spiritual song

This well-known African-American spiritual song originated during the period of slavery, but was not published until 1867. Many cover versions have appeared over the years by artists such as Marian Anderson, Lena Horne, and Louis Armstrong among others.

Nobody knows the trouble I've seen
Nobody knows my sorrow
Nobody knows the trouble I've seen
Glory hallelujah!

Sometimes I'm up, sometimes I'm down
Oh, yes, Lord
Sometimes I'm almost to the ground
Oh, yes, Lord

Thanks to Toni for suggesting this tune!