I'm Going to Ride in Pharaoh's Chariot

DESCRIPTION: "I'm goin' to ride in Pharaoh's chariot (x2), One of these days God knows that, I'm going to ride in Pharaoh's chariot One of these days." Similarly, "I'm goin' to cross the river of Jordan," "...walk the golden streets," "talk with Paul and Silas," etc.
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1952 (Brown)
KEYWORDS: religious nonballad Bible
FOUND IN: US(SE)
REFERENCES (2 citations):
BrownIII 591, "I'm Goin' to Ride in Pharaoh's Chariot" (1 text)
BrownSchinhanV 591, "I'm Goin' to Ride in Pharaoh's Chariot" (1 tune plus a text excerpt)

Roud #11906
CROSS-REFERENCES:
cf. "I Hope I'll Join the Band (Soon in the Morning)" (lyrics, theme)
cf. "Welcome Table (Streets of Glory, God's Going to Set This World on Fire)" (form)
NOTES: The reference to riding in Pharaoh's chariot is presumably to Genesis 41:43, where Joseph, after being made viceroy of Egypt, is made to ride "in [Pharaoh's] second chariot." - RBW
Paul Stamler mentions the possibility that this is a version of the "Welcome Table" group. This is very possible, though we can't prove it without a tune. But the emphasis seems to be a little different. I am, for the moment, keeping them separate, though I'm far from sure. - RBW, (PJS)
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File: Br3591

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