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Thread #160108   Message #3796174
Posted By: Airymouse
16-Jun-16 - 09:49 PM
Thread Name: DTStudy: This Train (is bound for glory)
Subject: RE: DTStudy: This Train (is bound for glory)
I like to sing old songs, and I know some versions of old songs that aren't printed up or recorded anywhere, but I am not knowledgeable. So what follows may be really off base.
In the days of sailing ships, when two ships passed, each would hail the other asking where it was bound from and bound to. Mike Seeger sang a call-and-response hymn based on this tradition, with these lines:
Hail there and where do you bound for? Alleluia(2)
Oh, I am bound for the land of glory, Alleluia(2)
Just makes me wonder if the was a sailing ship bound for glory, before there was a train with that destination.