Old Gospel Ship, The

DESCRIPTION: "I have good news to bring and that is why I sing... I'm gonna take a trip on that old gospel ship And go sailin' through the air." The singer advises others not to be ashamed of him/her, and admits to an inability to wait
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1935 (recording, Carter Family)
KEYWORDS: religious nonballad
REFERENCES (2 citations):
Silber/Silber-FolksingersWordbook, p. 351, "The Old Gospel Ship" (1 text)

Roud #7383
Carter Family, "Gospel Ship" (Melotone 6-07-56/Conqueror 8692, 1936; rec. 1935)
Leverett Bros. "Old Gospel Ship" (Country Church CC3/4, n.d.)
Monroe Brothers, "On That Old Gospel Ship" (Bluebird B-7273/Montogmery Ward M-7312, 1937)
Speer Family, "Old Gospel Ship" (Columbia 20418/Columbia 38155, 1948; rec. 1947)
Ruby Vass, "The Old Gospel Ship" (on LomaxCD1704)

File: FSWB351B

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