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."
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)
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)
cf. "Ezekiel Saw the Wheel" (Ezekiel's wheel theme) and notes there
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