I Want To Die A-Shouting
DESCRIPTION: Verse pattern is: (floating line), "I want to die a-shouting, I want to feel my Savior near, When soul and body's parting," (floating line) "I want to die a-shouting," (floating line) "I want to die a-shouting"
EARLIEST DATE: 1899 (Barton)
KEYWORDS: nonballad religious Jesus floatingverses
FOUND IN: US(SE)
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Barton, p. 12, "I Want To Die A-Shouting" (1 text, 1 tune)
NOTES [74 words]: Floating lines include "Amazing grace, how sweet the sound" and "Am I a soldier of the cross."
The refrain may also be a floater. Specifically, The Camp Meeting Chorister (Philadelphia: W.A. Leary, 1844 ("Digitized by Inernet Archive")), #115 pp. 109-110, ("Oh! that I had some humble place") includes the lines "I want to live a Christian here; I want to die while shouting; I want to feel my Saviour near, When soul and body's parting." - BS
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