We Have Fathers Gone to Heaven

DESCRIPTION: "We have fathers gone to heaven, O do tell me if you know, Will those fathers know their children, When to heaven they do go?" Similarly with mothers, brothers, sisters, children ("Will those children know their parents")
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1967
KEYWORDS: religious nonballad family
FOUND IN: US(Ap)
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Combs/Wilgus 318, pp. 191-192, "We Have Fathers Gone to Heaven" (1 text)
Roud #4213
CROSS-REFERENCES:
cf. "Departed Loved Ones" (floating lyrics)
cf. "Bright Morning Stars" (theme, floating lyrics)
NOTES: This may be an expanded repetition of a single verse in "Departed Loved Ones," or that piece may be an elaboration of this. Dependence seems nearly certain -- but since this is just a set of repeated stanzas, and that one has distinct verses, they must be listed separately. - RBW
File: CW191A

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