When I'm Gone (I)
DESCRIPTION: "It'll be Lawd, Lawd, Lawd, when I'm gone." "I'm gonna fly from mansion to mansion, when I'm gone." "I'll be done with troubles and trials." "I'm gonna walk and talk with Jesus." "I'm gonna set at the welcome table."
EARLIEST DATE: 1960
KEYWORDS: religious nonballad
FOUND IN: US
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Lomax-FSNA 243, "When I'm Gone" (1 text, 1 tune)
cf. "Welcome Table (Streets of Glory, God's Going to Set This World on Fire)" (floating verses)
NOTES: Alan Lomax claims -- on the basis of a few words in the chorus -- that this is the same as "Don't You Grieve After Me (I)." I don't buy it. - RBW
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