“Going Up (Golden Slippers II)”


"What kind of shoes are you going to wear? Golden slippers (x2) Golden slippers, I'm a-going away... To live with the Lord. Goin' up (x13) to live with the Lord." "What kind of robes are you going to wear? Long white robes." Etc.


Although the editors of Brown seem to think this is the same as the standard "Golden Slippers," it clearly is something else again, though perhaps inspired by memories of the other. - RBW

Cross references

  • cf. "What Kind of Crowns Do the Angels Wear?" (floating verses)


  • Fisk University Jubilee Quartet, "Golden Slippers" (Victor 16453, 1910; rec. 1909)


  1. BrownIII 571, "Golden Slippers" (1 text)
  2. Roud #11835
  3. BI, Br3571


Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1909 (recording, Fisk Univ. Jubilee Quartet)
Found in: US(SE)