When I Set Out for Glory

DESCRIPTION: "When I set out for glory, I left this world behind, Determined for a city that's hard to find, And to begging I will go. And to begging I will go, I'll go...." Despite warnings, the singer is set on this path, and would rather be Christian than rich
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1856 (Thompson-Pioneer)
KEYWORDS: religious nonballad travel begging poverty
REFERENCES (3 citations):
Thompson-Pioneer 70, "The Convert" (1 text)
Fuson, p. 212, "The Begging Song" (1 text)
Gainer, pp. 196-197, "When I Set Out for Glory" (1 text, 1 tune)

ST Fus212 (Partial)
Roud #5426
File: Fus212

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