In Bright Mansions Above
DESCRIPTION: Chorus: "In bright mansions above (x2), Lord I want to live up yonder, In bright mansions above." Verse: "My mother's (father's, sister's, Saviour's) gone to glory, I want to go there too, Lord, I want to live up yonder, In bright mansions above."
EARLIEST DATE: 1901 (Dett/Fenner/Rathbun/Cleveland-ReligiousFolkSongsOfTheNegro-HamptonInstitute)
KEYWORDS: nonballad religious Jesus
FOUND IN: US(SE)
REFERENCES (2 citations):
Dett/Fenner/Rathbun/Cleveland-ReligiousFolkSongsOfTheNegro-HamptonInstitute, pp. 42-43, "In Bright Mansions Above" (1 text, 1 tune; p. 124 in the 1901 edition)
Work-FolkSongOfTheAmericanNegro, p. 62, "In Bright Mansions Above" (1 text)
NOTES [26 words]: Probably an allusion to John 14:2, "In my Father's house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you." - RBW
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