I Want To Die Easy When I Die
DESCRIPTION: Chorus: "I want to die easy when I die, When I die When I die (x2), I want to die easy when I die Shout salvation as I fly, I want to die easy when I die, When I die" Verses, in the same pattern: "I want to see my mother (Jesus) when I die..."
EARLIEST DATE: 1926 (Johnson and Johnson)
KEYWORDS: death nonballad religious Jesus
FOUND IN: US(SE)
REFERENCES (2 citations):
Parrish-SlaveSongsOfTheGeorgiaSeaIslands, p. 244, ("I want a die easy when I die") (1 text)
ADDITIONAL: James Weldon Johnson and J. Rosamond Johnson, The Books of American Negro Spirituals (New York: Viking Press, 1969 (copyright 1925, 1926)), Book 2, pp. 46-49, "I Want To Die Easy When I Die" (1 text, 1 tune)
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