The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #27901   Message #344202
Posted By: Stewie
20-Nov-00 - 06:34 PM
Thread Name: Origins: This World Is Not My Home
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: this world is not my home
Charles Wolfe says the Monroes learned the song from the 1935 'hit' record by the Prairie Ramblers on ARC, but the song had its roots deep in the black gospel tradition. In his liner notes to vol 5 of the Rounder set of Carter RCA material, Wolfe said it had been recorded before the Carter's 1931 recording by several black gospel groups - unfortunately, he doesn't say which - and 'had appeared in a number of white gospel songbooks as "arranged" by one composer or another'.

--Stewie.