“Israelites Shouting”


"Oh, I wonder where's my sister, She's gone away to stay, Got hidden behind God's altar, She'll be gone till judgment day. Goodbye, the Israelites shoutin' in the heaven...." Remaining verses describe the departure of other family members


Although the title immediately makes me think of the fall of Jericho, there is no clear evidence of that in the song; the shouting seems simply to be joyous. - RBW


  • Rich Amerson, "Israelites Shouting" (on NFMAla4)


  1. Courlander-NFM, p. 71, "Israelites Shouting" (partial text); pp. 248-249, "Israelites Shouting" (1 tune, partial text)
  2. Roud #16362
  3. BI, CNFM071


Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1950 (recording, Rich Amerson)
Keywords: death religious
Found in: US(SE)