(by Albert E. Brumley)

Some bright morning when this life is over
    I'll fly away
To that home on God's celestial shore
    I'll fly away

	I'll fly away, oh glory
	I'll fly away, in the morning
	When I die, hallelujah, by and by
	I'll fly away

When the shadows of this life have gone
    I'll fly away
Like a bird from these prison walls I'll fly
    I'll fly away

	I'll fly away, oh glory ...

Oh how glad and happy when we meet
    I'll fly away
No more cold iron shackles on my feet
    I'll fly away

	I'll fly away, oh glory ...

Just a few more weary days and then
    I'll fly away
To a land where joys will never end
    I'll fly away

	I'll fly away, oh glory ...

get Jacksonville State University in

get Kanye West in

is it even religious? is it secular? what it is to whom?

notes: song background [St Augustine Record]

notes: song background [I'll Fly Away Foundation]

notes: song history and ten reviews [Trial and Error Collective]

notes: history in New Orleans jazz [Preservation Hall Foundation]

recording: The Chuck Wagon Gang (1948, sold a million copies, among the all-time top-selling gospel albums) (recording notes (Country Thang Daily)) [YouTube]

recording: Allison Krauss & Gillian Welch (2000, O Brother, Where Art Though soundtrack) [YouTube]

recording: The Kossoy Sisters (1956, Bowling Green / O Brother, Where Art Though film) (album notes (Saving Country Music), Kossoy Sisters interview (Country Standard Time)) [YouTube]

recording: The Stanley Brothers (1962, Good Old Camp Meeting Songs) [YouTube]

recording: Johnny Cash (1971, The Johnny Cash Show, ABC) [YouTube]

recording: Johnny Cash (1976, Johnny Cash and Friends, CBS) (programme notes) [YouTube]

recording: Steve Goodman (~1970s, live, from No Big Surprise anthology) (album notes (Discogs), album review (Robert Christgau)) [YouTube]

recording: Steve Goodman (c.1978, Live at the Earl of Old Town) (album notes (Pop Matters), album notes (Folk & Acoustic Music Exchange)) [YouTube]

recording: The Statler Brothers (1991, The Statler Brothers Show, TNN) (program notes (Wide Open Country)) [YouTube]

recording: The Treme Brass Band (2008, as New Orleans funeral jazz)