I'm On My Way
DESCRIPTION: "I'm on my way, and I won't turn back! I'm on my way, great God, I'm on my way." "I'm on my way to Canaan's land." "I ask my sister to go with me." "If she says no, I'll go alone." "I ask my boss to let me go." "If he says no, I'll go anyhow."
EARLIEST DATE: 1939 (recording, Carter Family)
KEYWORDS: religious travel
FOUND IN: US
REFERENCES (2 citations):
Greenway-AFP, p. 100, "I'm On My Way" (1 text, 1 tune)
Silber-FSWB, p. 302, "I'm On My Way" (1 text)
Carter Family, "On My Way to Canaan's Land" (Bluebird B-8167, 1939)
Pete Seeger, "I'm On My Way" (on PeteSeeger04) (on PeteSeeger15) (on PeteSeeger26); "I'm On My Way to Canaan's Land" (on PeteSeeger44)
I'm On My Way (RECORDING: Mamie Brown, Carleton Reece & Birmingham Movement Choir, on SingFreeCD; RECORDING: Alabama Christian Movement for Civil Rights Choir, on VoicesCiv)
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