None But the Righteous
DESCRIPTION: "Nothin' but the Righteous shall get in the gate (wear the crown)." "Teach me the way (Give me the faith) to get in the gate" "Give me the hands for to shout that day" "Slip an' slide those golden streets"
EARLIEST DATE: 1893 (Edwards)
KEYWORDS: nonballad religious
FOUND IN: West Indies(Bahamas)
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Edwards 29, "Nothin' But the Righteous" (1 text, 1 tune)
NOTES [66 words]: The description is based on the Edwards text. The form of each verse follows "Nothin' but the Righteous get in the gate (3x), O Lawd, how long?". The description shows the lead line for each verse.
For "none but the righteous" also see "Take Me to the Water" ("None but the righteous (x3) shall see God") and "Walking In the Light of God" (Dett: "Dat nothin' but de righteous shall go dere"). - BS
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