I Can't Stay Behind
DESCRIPTION: "I can't say behind, my Lord, I can't say behind." "There's room enough (x3) in the heaven, My Lord,.. I can't stay behind." "I been all around." "I've searched every room." "The angels singing, all around the throne." "My father call...."
EARLIEST DATE: 1867 (Allen/Ware/Garrison)
KEYWORDS: religious nonballad
FOUND IN: US
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Allen/Ware/Garrison, p. 6, "I Can't Stay Behind" (1 text with extensive notes on variants, 1 tune)
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