“When I Go Up to Shinum Place”


"When I go up to shinum place" there will be red, white and black men. "There is no need of wigwam there, He send his angels to take care, And Jesus good and kind"


See "Indian Hymn" for similar phrases. - BS

Presumably the title of this piece is a patronizing corruption of "shining." - RBW

Cross references


  1. Creighton-Maritime, p. 171, "When I Go Up to Shinum Place" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. Roud #2728
  3. BI, CrMa171


Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1961 (Creighton-Maritime)
Found in: Canada(Mar)