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.
EARLIEST DATE: 1950 (recording, Rich Amerson)
KEYWORDS: religious nonballad
FOUND IN: US(SE)
Rich Amerson, "Come On Up to Bright Glory" (on NFMAla4)
cf. "If You Miss Me at the Back of the Bus" (tune, structure)
If You Miss Me at the Back of the Bus (RECORDING: Betty Mae Fikes, on VoicesCiv)
NOTES [36 words]: 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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