If You Get There Before I Do
DESCRIPTION: "If you get there before I do, all right, all right, Jesus will make it all right. Just tell them that I am coming too, all right, all right. If you get there before I do, all right, Just scratch a hole and pull me through, all right, all right."
EARLIEST DATE: 1919 (Brown)
KEYWORDS: religious nonballad Jesus
FOUND IN: US(SE)
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Brown/Belden/Hudson-FrankCBrownCollectionNCFolklore3 531, "If You Get There Before I Do" (1 fragment)
cf. "Wade in the Water" (floating lyrics) and references there
NOTES [24 words]: The title line, of course, is common and floats (see the cross-references). But the chorus and form implies that this is a separate piece. - RBW
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