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Thread #169275   Message #4091889
Posted By: Joe Offer
06-Feb-21 - 10:04 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Add: Sail, O Believer
Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Sail, O Believer
Not much on this song in in the Traditional Ballad Index:

Sail, O Believer

DESCRIPTION: "Sail, O believer, sail, Sail over yonder, Sail, O my brother, Sail over yonder." The listener is invited to join in the work and view the promised land. "For Jesus comes... And Jesus locks the doors... And carries the keys away."
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1867 (Allen/Ware/Garrison)
KEYWORDS: religious nonballad Jesus
REFERENCES (2 citations):
Allen/Ware/Garrison, p. 24, "Sail, O Believer" (1 fragment plus a short text which they believe to be the same song, 1 tune)
Scott-BoA, pp. 197-198, "Sail, O Believer" (1 text, 1 tune)

Roud #11976
File: SBoA197

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