“When I'm Gone (I)”


"It'll be Lawd, Lawd, Lawd, when I'm gone." "I'm gonna fly from mansion to mansion, when I'm gone." "I'll be done with troubles and trials." "I'm gonna walk and talk with Jesus." "I'm gonna set at the welcome table."


Alan Lomax claims -- on the basis of a few words in the chorus -- that this is the same as "Don't You Grieve After Me (I)." I don't buy it. - RBW

Cross references


  1. Lomax-FSNA 243, "When I'm Gone" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. BI, LoF243


Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1960
Keywords: religious nonballad
Found in: US