On My Journey (II) [Mount Zion]
DESCRIPTION: Song of religious ecstasy. "On my journey now, Mount Zion/Well I wouldn't take nothing, Mount Zion/For my journey now." Singer is walking along, the "elements opened and the love come down"; he goes to the valley; "my soul got happy/And I stayed all day."
EARLIEST DATE: 1926 (recording, Paul Robeson)
KEYWORDS: religious floatingverses
FOUND IN: US
Paul Robeson, "On Ma Journey" (Victor 20013, 1926; Victor 25547, 1937)
cf. "Jesus Says 'You Goes and I Goes Wid You'" or "Jesus Says Go" (floating verse)
cf. "Hold the Wind" (floating verse)
NOTES: Just enough of a narrative that I didn't use "nonballad." - PJS
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