I Do Wonder Is My Mother on That Train
DESCRIPTION: "I do wonder is my mother on that train (x2). Train is a-comin' roun' de curve, an' she's strainin' ever' nerve, I do wonder...." Sinners are told of the arrival of the train in heaven and told they should behave better.
EARLIEST DATE: 1952 (Brown)
KEYWORDS: religious train nonballad
FOUND IN: US(SE)
REFERENCES (2 citations):
BrownIII 586, "I Do Wonder Is My Mother on That Train" (1 text)
BrownSchinhanV 586, "I Do Wonder is My Mother on That Train" (1 tune plus a text excerpt)
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