Give Up the World
DESCRIPTION: "The sun give a light in the heaven all round (x3), Why don't you give up the world?" "My brother, don't you give up the world? (x3) We must leave the world behind."
EARLIEST DATE: 1867 (Allen/Ware/Garrison)
KEYWORDS: religious nonballad
FOUND IN: US
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Allen/Ware/Garrison, pp. 27-28, "Give Up the World" (1 short text, 1 tune)
cf. "Give Up the World and Come On, Sun Going Down" (theme)
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