Oh Ye Young, Ye Gay, Ye Proud
DESCRIPTION: "Oh ye young, ye gay, ye proud, You must die and wear a shroud, Death will rob you of your bloom, He will drag you to the tomb, Then you'll cry I want to be Happy in eternity."
EARLIEST DATE: 1843 (The Saint's Harp, according to Hymnary.org)
KEYWORDS: religious death
FOUND IN: US(Ap,So)
REFERENCES (3 citations):
Randolph 639, "Oh Ye Young, Ye Gay, Ye Proud" (1 short text, 1 tune)
Thomas-DevilsDitties, pp. 118-119, "Oh Ye Young, Ye Gay, Ye Proud" (1 text, 1 tune)
Richardson/Spaeth-AmericanMountainSongs, p. 73, "Happy in Eternity" (1 text, 1 tune)
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