Since I Laid My Burden Down

DESCRIPTION: Gospel song, describing singer's plans to meet with his mother and with Jesus, shake hands with angels, walk and talk in glory "since I laid my burden down."
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1928 (recording, Elders McIntorsh & Edwards' Sanctified Singers)
KEYWORDS: death nonballad religious Jesus
FOUND IN: US(SE,So,MW)
REFERENCES (2 citations):
Asch/Dunson/Raim, p. 70, "Since I Laid My Burden Down" (1 text, 1 tune)
Warren-Spirit, pp. 38-39, "Glory, Glory Hallelujah" (1 text, 1 tune)

RECORDINGS:
Roy Acuff, "When I Lay My Burden Down" (OKeh 05587/Vocalion 05587/Conqueror 9433, 1940; Conqueror 9667, 1941; rec. 1940)
Bessemer Sunset Four, "When I Lay My Burden Down" (Vocalion 1488, 1930)
Rev. Clayborn, "When I Lay My Burden Down" (Vocalion 1458, 1930; rec. 1929)
Roosevelt Graves, "When I Lay My Burden Down" (Paramount 12974, 1930; rec. 1929)
Gullah Kinfolk, "Burden Down Lawd" (on USSeaIsland04)
Mississippi John Hurt, "Glory Glory Hallelujah" (on MJHurt04)
Elders McIntorsh & Edwards' Sanctified Singers, "Since I Laid My Burden Down" (OKeh 8698, 1929; rec. 1928; on AAFM2, Babylon)
Turner Junior Johnson, "When I Lay My Burden Down" (AFS 6608 B3, 1942; on LC10, LCTreas)

CROSS-REFERENCES:
cf. "Will the Circle Be Unbroken" (tune)
ALTERNATE TITLES:
Glory, Glory Halleluiah
Since I Laid My Burthen Down
File: ADR70

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