Is There Anybody Here
DESCRIPTION: Chorus: "Is there anybody here that loves my Jesus? Anybody here that loves my Lord, I want to know if you love my Jesus, I want to know if you love my Lord." Other verses float.
EARLIEST DATE: 1899 (Barton)
KEYWORDS: nonballad religious death Jesus floatingverses
FOUND IN: US(SE)
REFERENCES (2 citations):
Barton, p. 21, "Anybody Here?" (1 text, 1 tune)
ADDITIONAL: John W. Work, American Negro Songs (New York: Crown Publishers, 1940 (republished by Mineola: Dover Publications, 1998)), p. 206, "Is There Anybody Here" (1 text, 1 tune)
NOTES [120 words]: The description is based on the Barton text.
Barton's and Work's floating verses include "This world's a wilderness of woe So let us all to glory go," "When I was blind and could not see King Jesus brought the light to me," "What kind of shoes are those you wear That you may walk upon the air," "I do believe without a doubt That a Christian has a right to shout," ....
The line "Is there anybody here" -- for example, "Is there anybody here like Weeping Mary" -- start's each Booth verse, but the form of the remaining lines is different from Barton and Work (William Booth, Salvation Army Songs (London: The Salvation Army Book Department, 1911 ("Digitized by Internet Archive")), #70 p. 48, "Weeping Mary")). - BS
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