I'll Be There
DESCRIPTION: Chorus: "I'll be there" (3x), "When the last trumpet shall sound I'll be there." Verse: "If the mourners would believe When... The gift of life they would receive When..." "I never can forget the day When Jesus washed my sins away"
EARLIEST DATE: 1899 (Barton); 1893 (Dett) (see notes)
KEYWORDS: nonballad religious Jesus
FOUND IN: US(SE)
REFERENCES (2 citations):
Barton, p. 19, "I'll Be There" (1 text, 1 tune)
Dett, p. 166, "When the General Roll Is Called (General Roll Call)" (1 text, 1 tune; p. 91 in the 1901 edition) [for 1893 edition, see notes]
cf. "When the Roll Is Called Up Yonder" (theme, some words)
NOTES: The index to the 1893 edition [of Dett] has "General Roll Call" on page 91 (Thomas P. Fenner and Frederic G. Rathbun, Cabin and Plantation Songs (New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1893)). I have not seen page 91. - BS
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