Band of Gideon (The Milk-White Horses)
DESCRIPTION: The singer hails his sister (brother, mourner): "Don't you want to go to heaven? How I long to see that day." There's a "band of Gideon (milk white horses, milk and honey, healing water, golden chariot) over in Jordan"
EARLIEST DATE: 1874 (Dett)
KEYWORDS: Bible nonballad religious
FOUND IN: US(SE) West Indies(Bahamas)
REFERENCES (2 citations):
Dett, pp. 56-57, "Band ob Gideon (Gideon's Band; or, De Milk-White Horses)" (1 text, 1 tune; pp. 242-243 in the 1874 edition)
Edwards 38, "I Long To See That Day" (1 text, 1 tune)
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