I Saw the Light
DESCRIPTION: The singer had wandered "aimless" and "Like a blind man" until Jesus came to him. Then, "I saw the light, no more darkness, no more night."
AUTHOR: Hank Williams (see notes)
EARLIEST DATE: 1947 (recording, Hank Williams; see notes)
KEYWORDS: nonballad religious Jesus
FOUND IN: US(SE)
Minnie Gracie Gadson, "I Saw De Light" (on USSeaIsland03)
Bill Monroe and His Blue Grass Boys, "I Saw the Light" (on "Friends of Old Time Music -- The Folk Arrival 1961-1965," Smithsonian Folkways Recordings SFW CD 40160 (2006, recorded 1972))
Ola Belle Reed, "I Saw the Light" (on "Rising Sun Melodies," Smithsonian Folkways Recordings SFW CD 40202 (2010, recorded 1972))
NOTES: The Hank Williams information is from Peter K. Siegel, Liner notes to "Friends of Old Time Music -- The Folk Arrival 1961-1965." - BS
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