Angel Band

DESCRIPTION: Singer's life is nearly over; his trials are done, his triumph has begun. His spirit sings; he hears the noise of wings. Chorus: "Oh come, angel band, Come and around me stand, Bear me away on your snowy (snow-white) wings, To my eternal home"
AUTHOR: Lyrics: Rev. Jefferson Hascall [occasionally spelled "Haskell"]; Tune: William B. Bradbury
EARLIEST DATE: 1860 (lyrics in "Melodeon"), 1862 (tune, in "Golden Shower")
KEYWORDS: age farewell death dying nonballad religious
REFERENCES (3 citations):
Musick-JAF-TheOldAlbumOf-William-A-Larkin 35, "Angel Band" (1 text)
Brown/Schinhan-FrankCBrownCollectionNCFolklore5 760, "O Bear Me Away on Your Snowy White Wings" (1 short text, 1 tune, too short to identify but resembling this)

Roud #4268
Carl Butler & the Webster Brothers, "Angel Band" (Columbia 21353, 1955)
Fiddlin' John Carson, "Bear Me Away On Your Snowy Wings" (Bluebird B-5560, 1934; Montgomery Ward M-4851, 1935)
Uncle Dave Macon, "O Bear Me Away On Your Snowy Wings" (Vocalion 5160, 1927)
Smith's Sacred Singers, "My Latest Sun Is Sinking Fast" (Columbia 15281-D, 1928)
Stanley Bros. "Angel Band" (Mercury, 1955)

Bear Me Away On Your Snowy Wings
NOTES [16 words]: For background on William B. Bradbury, see the notes to "Savior, Like a Shepherd Lead Us." - RBW
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