Mudcat Café message #1920580 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #97553   Message #1920580
Posted By: Azizi
28-Dec-06 - 12:58 PM
Thread Name: Religious Train & Chariot Songs
Subject: Religious Train & Chariot Songs
Having nothing earth shattering to do today, I was thinking about how many religious songs I knew-and wondering what other songs folks here knew-that specifically mentioned or alluded to trains & chariots.

This mental exercise was a direct result of the thread Lyr Add: African-American Christmas Carols .

Also, as a direct result of that thread, I've been pondering the meanings of references to trains in African American spirituals.

Please join me in listing and providing lyrics for these types of religious songs from African American and/or other cultures.

I'd also love to 'hear' what you think trains mean in these songs.

I think the meaning of chariots is clearer than the meaning of trains in African American spirituals. But maybe some might disagree that chariots in those songs just refer to vehicles that take folks to their heavenly reward.

Thanks in advance for your participation in this discussion.