“I Want You All to Be There”


"When I get on the mountain top, I want you all to be there, And hear my wings go flippety-flop, I want you all to be there."


Randolph, for no reason I can see, classifies this with "When I Get On Yonder Hill," a fragment of "Shule Agra." To me it looks like a fragment of a southern hymn, which was also the understanding of the informant. - RBW


  1. Randolph 455, "When I Get on Yonder Hill" (2 texts, but only the "B" fragment goes here)
  2. Roud #(911)
  3. BI, R455


Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1939 (Randolph)
Keywords: religious nonballad
Found in: US(So)