In the Morning (I)
DESCRIPTION: Chorus: "Ride on (x3), King Emanuel, Don't you want to go to heaven in the morning." Verses: "Some of these mornings bright and fair, Take my flight right through the air." "You say your aiming for the skies, Why don't you stop telling lies."
EARLIEST DATE: 1901 (Dett)
KEYWORDS: Bible nonballad religious Jesus
FOUND IN: US(SE)
REFERENCES (2 citations):
Dett, p. 194, "Ride On" (1 text, 1 tune; pp. 120-121 in the 1901 edition)
ADDITIONAL: Howard W. Odum, Religious Folk-Songs of the Southern Negroes, (reprint from American Journal of Religious Psychology and Education, July 1909, Vol.3 pp. 265-365 "Digitized by Internet Archive")), p. 66, "In the Morning" (1 text)
cf. "King Emanuel (II)" (King Emanuel theme) and notes there
NOTES: In Dett's verses every alternate line is "Don't you want to go to heaven in the morning."
The description follows Dett. Odum's chorus is "Won't you ride on Jesus, Ride on Jesus, ride on crowning King, For I want to go to heaven in the morning." - BS
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