“Gabriel's Trumpet (Baptist Numbered in God)”

Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1944 (Wheeler)
Keywords: religious nonballad
Found in: US(SE)

Description

"Baptist, Baptist is my name, I hope to live and die the same, Oh Baptist numbered in God." "Gabriel's trumpet is the voice of God, to wake up the members in the old Church Yard." The singer regrets his (sister's) death and looks forward to the afterlife

References

  1. MWheeler, pp. 71-72, "Gabriel's Trumpet" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. BrownIII 555, "Baptist, Baptist Is My Name" (1 fragment)
  3. Roud #11881 and 10022
  4. BI, MWhee071