Come On Up to Bright Glory

DESCRIPTION: "You don't hear me prayin' here, you can't find me nowhere/Come on up to bright glory, I'll be waitin' up there." Other verses zip in "when I preach," "when I shout," etc.
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1950 (recording, Rich Amerson)
KEYWORDS: religious nonballad
FOUND IN: US(SE)
Roud #10977
RECORDINGS:
Rich Amerson, "Come On Up to Bright Glory" (on NFMAla4)
CROSS-REFERENCES:
cf. "If You Miss Me at the Back of the Bus" (tune, structure)
SAME TUNE:
If You Miss Me at the Back of the Bus (RECORDING: Betty Mae Fikes, on VoicesCiv)
NOTES: This is, of course, the song from which the freedom song "If You Miss Me at the Back of the Bus" was adapted; interestingly enough, the latter seems to have originated in Alabama, where this song was collected. - PJS
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