I Would Like to Read (I Know I Would Like to Read)
DESCRIPTION: Chorus: "I would" "like to read (x3) a sweet story of old" (4x). Verses: "Come on brother help me tell ... The story of King 'Manuel." "I just want to get up on the mountain top ... I'll praise my God and never stop."
EARLIEST DATE: 1901 (Dett)
KEYWORDS: nonballad religious Jesus
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Dett, pp. 40-41, "I Would Like to Read (I Know I Would Like to Read)" (1 text, 1 tune; pp. 148-149 in the 1901 edition)
NOTES: In Dett's verses, every alternate line is "Like to read a sweet story of old." - BS
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