In the Morning by the Bright Light
DESCRIPTION: "I'se gwine away by the light of the moon, Want all the children to follow me, I hope I'll meet you darkies soon, Oh, hally, hally hallelujah!..." Chorus: "In the morning, morning by the bright light Hear Gabriel blow his trumpet in the morning."
AUTHOR: James Bland
EARLIEST DATE: 1879 (sheet music published by John F. Perry & Co. of Boston)
FOUND IN: US(SE,So)
REFERENCES (4 citations):
Randolph 304, "In the Morning by the Bright Light" (1 text)
BrownIII 569, "Going to Heaven by the Light of the Moon" (1 fragment)
BrownSchinhanV 569, "Going to Heaven by the Light of the Moon" (1 tune plus a text excerpt)
ADDITIONAL: Henry Randall Waite, _College Songs: A Collection of New and Popular Songs of the American Colleges_, new and enlarged edition, Oliver Ditson & Co., 1887, pp. 22-23, "In the Morning by the Bright Light" (1 text, 1 tune)
ST R304 (Partial)
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