Wear a Starry Crown
DESCRIPTION: Chorus: "Away over Jordan With my blessed Jesus, Away over Jordan To wear a starry crown." Verse: "We are going (you must be saved, my mother's going, my father's going, the sinner ain't going) to wear a crown" (3x), To wear a starry crown"
EARLIEST DATE: 1899 (Barton)
KEYWORDS: nonballad religious family Jesus
FOUND IN: US(SE)
REFERENCES (3 citations):
Barton, p. 16, "Wear a Starry Crown" (1 text, 1 tune)
ADDITIONAL: George Pullen Jackson, Spiritual Folk-Songs of Early America (New York: J.J. Augustin, 1937 (republished by New York: Dover Publications, 1964)), #178 p. 189, "Resurrected" or "My Father's Gone" or "Away Over Yonder" or "To Wear a Starry Crown" (1 text, 1 tune)
William Booth, Salvation Army Songs (London: The Salvation Army Book Department, 1911 ("Digitized by Internet Archive")), #653 p. 464, "Away Over Jordan" (1 text)
NOTES: The description is based on the Barton text.
Jackson: "Seaborn M. Denson ... musical editor of the 1911 edition of The Original Sacred Harp ... told me he had heard this song sung in camp meetings around Civil War times in northern Alabama." - BS
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