I Wouldn't Mind Dying

DESCRIPTION: "I wouldn't mind dying, got to go by myself (x3), I wouldn't mind dying if dying was all." In the same pattern," Bye and bye we're going to see the King," "After death we're going to stand the test," "Ezekiel saw a wheel, a wheel in a wheel."
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1927 (Johnson recording)
KEYWORDS: death Bible nonballad religious
FOUND IN: US(SE)
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Parrish, p. 243, ("By an' by-e I'm goin' t' see the King") (1 text)
Roud #16077
RECORDINGS:
Carter Family, "I Wouldn't Mind Dying" (on "The Carter Family 1927-1934," JSP Records JSP7701D CD (2010))
Blind Willie Johnson, "Bye and Bye I'm Goin' To See the King" (on "Praise God I'm Satisfied," Yazoo CD 1058 (1989, recorded about 1927)

CROSS-REFERENCES:
cf. "Ezekiel Saw the Wheel" (Ezekiel's wheel theme) and notes there
File: Parp243

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