“I'm Going to Ride in Pharaoh's Chariot”


"I'm goin' to ride in Pharaoh's chariot (x2), One of these days God knows that, I'm going to ride in Pharaoh's chariot One of these days." Similarly, "I'm goin' to cross the river of Jordan," "...walk the golden streets," "talk with Paul and Silas," etc.


The reference to riding in Pharaoh's chariot is presumably to Genesis 41:43, where Joseph, after being made viceroy of Egypt, is made to ride "in [Pharaoh's] second chariot." - RBW

Paul Stamler mentions the possibility that this is a version of the "Welcome Table" group. This is very possible, though we can't prove it without a tune. But the emphasis seems to be a little different. I am, for the moment, keeping them separate, though I'm far from sure. - RBW, (PJS)

Cross references


  1. BrownIII 591, "I'm Goin' to Ride in Pharaoh's Chariot" (1 text)
  2. Roud #11906
  3. BI, Br3591


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