“Bill Miller's Trip to the West”


"When I got there I looked around; No Christian man or church I found." Alleged to describe the adventures of Confederate captain Bill Miller of North Carolina, but the two lines quoted above are all the text known


Many editors print occasional fragments of songs they can't identify, but as of this moment, I think this is the most anonymous fragment I've yet seen in a book of traditional song. - RBW


  1. BrownII 268, "Bill Miller's Trip to the West" (1 fragment)
  2. Roud #6625
  3. BI, BrII268


Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1952 (Brown)
Keywords: clergy
Found in: US(SE)