I Want To Go To Heaven
DESCRIPTION: "Give away Jordan (3x), I want to go to heaven to see my Lord." Verses include "Just let me put on my long white robe ... I'll march Jerusalem 'round and 'round"
EARLIEST DATE: 1893 (Edwards)
KEYWORDS: floatingverses nonballad religious
FOUND IN: West Indies(Bahamas)
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Edwards 37, "I Wan' To Go To 'Evun" (1 text, 1 tune)
NOTES [51 words]: The description is based on the Edwards text. Verses are couplets, each line followed by "I want to go to heaven to see my Lord."
Floating verses include "I look'd over yonder; what I see? ... I see bright angels standing there," "The talles' tree in Paridise ... The Christians call it 'Tree of Life.'" - BS
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