- Written by
- Blind Willie Johnson
- First recorded on
- December 3, 1927
- Released on
If I Had My Way I'd Tear the Building Down
- Columbia recording engineers misunderstood the title of Blind Willie Johnson's 1927 recording "Motherless Children Have a Hard Time" to be, instead, "Mother's Children Have a Hard Time," which is how it appeared in their notes and on the label of the publicly-released record.
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