Bill Miller's Trip to the West

DESCRIPTION: "When I got there I looked around; No Christian man or church I found." Alleged to describe the adventures of Confederate captain Bill Miller of North Carolina, but the two lines quoted above are all the text known
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1952 (Brown)
KEYWORDS: clergy
REFERENCES (2 citations):
BrownII 268, "Bill Miller's Trip to the West" (1 fragment)
BrownSchinhanIV 268, "Bill MIller's Trip to the West" (1 excerpt, 1 tune)

Roud #6625
NOTES [46 words]: Many editors print occasional fragments of songs they can't identify, but as of this moment, I think this is the most anonymous fragment I've yet seen in a book of traditional song. Schinhan compares the tune to the "Volga Boat Song," which seems pretty unlikely in context. - RBW
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File: BrII268

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