When My Blood Runs Chilly and Cold

DESCRIPTION: "When my blood runs chilly and cold, I've got to go... Way beyond the moon. Do lord, do, Lord, do remember me.... If you can't bear no crosses, you can't wear no crown.... I've got a mother in Beulah land, she's calling me...."
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1901 (Dett/Fenner/Rathbun/Cleveland-ReligiousFolkSongsOfTheNegro-HamptonInstitute)
KEYWORDS: religious nonballad death
REFERENCES (4 citations):
Dett/Fenner/Rathbun/Cleveland-ReligiousFolkSongsOfTheNegro-HamptonInstitute, p. 123, "I've Got a Mother in de Heaven" (1 text, 1 tune; p. 137 in the 1901 edition)
Lomax/Lomax-FolkSongUSA 104, "When My Blood Runs Chilly an' Col'" (1 text, 1 tune)
Lomax/Lomax-AmericanBalladsAndFolkSongs, pp. 610-611, "When My Blood Runs Chilly an' Col'" (1 text, 1 tune)
ADDITIONAL: Howard W. Odum and Guy B. Johnson, The Negro and his Songs (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1925 ("Digitized by Internet Archive")), p. 110, ("Well, my mother's goin' to heaven") (1 text)

Roud #15548
Mississippi John Hurt, "Beulah Land" (on MJHurt05)
NOTES [51 words]: The pattern in Dett/Fenner/Rathbun/Cleveland-ReligiousFolkSongsOfTheNegro-HamptonInstitute's verses is: verse-line, "Outshines the sun" (3x), repeat verse-line, "Outshines the sun, Way beyond the moon." Odum and Johnson's pattern is: verse line, "Going to outshine the sun" (3x) "Way beyond the moon." - BS
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