Gospel Train is Coming (I), The (Gospel Train IV)
DESCRIPTION: "The gospel train is coming, don't you want to go (x3), Yes, I want to go." "Jesus is the engineer, don't you want to go? (x3). Yes, I want to go." "Can't you hear the bell ring...." "Can't you hear the wheel hum...." "She's comin' round the curve...."
EARLIEST DATE: c. 1926 (recording, Rev. Edward W. Clayborn)
KEYWORDS: train religious nonballad
REFERENCES (2 citations):
Cohen-LSRail, pp. 619-624, "The Gospel Train Is Coming" (1 text plus 2 texts of "Get On Board, Little Children"; 1 tune for each of the two songs)
BrownSchinhanV 770, "Way Back in Heaven" (1 short text, 1 tune, with the form of this song although the surviving stanza does not mention the gospel train)
Rev. Edward W. Clayborn (Clayburn, Clayton, Claiborn), "The Gospel Train is Coming" (Vocalion 1082/Melotone M12546, c.1927)
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