Shine on Me

DESCRIPTION: "Shine on me, oh shine on me/Let the light from the lighthouse shine on me." Jesus calls the hearers to rest. The singer may call for help in reaching God.
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1921 ("Songs and Spirituals", Chicago, Overton-Hygienic Co.)
KEYWORDS: nonballad religious
REFERENCES (2 citations):
Dunson/Raim/Asch-AnthologyOfAmericanFolkMusic, p. 76 "Shine On Me" (1 text, 1 tune)
Grimes-StoriesFromTheAnneGrimesCollection, p. 119, "Shine On Me" (1 text)

Roud #10622
Rev. Johnnie Blakey, "Let the Light Shine on Me" (OKeh 8758, 1930; rec. 1928)
Famous Garland Jubilee Singers, "Shine on Me" (Romeo 5135, 1932)
Blind Willie Johnson, "Let Your Light Shine on Me" (Columbia 14490-D, 1930; rec. 1929; on BWJ01, BWJ03)
Ernest Phipps & his Holiness Singers, "Shine on Me" (Bluebird 5540A, 1928; on AAFM2)

Let It Shine On Me
Let the Light From Your Lighthouse Shine On Me
NOTES [9 words]: Found in both Anglo- and Afro-American tradition. - PJS
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File: ADR76

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