Glory, Glory (Lay My Burden Down)

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"Glory, Glory" (also known as "When I Lay My Burden Down", "Since I Laid My Burden Down", "Glory, Glory, Hallelujah" and other titles) is an American spiritual song, which has been recorded by many artists in a variety of genres, including folk, country, blues, rock, and gospel. It is typically very melodically similar to another popular gospel song, "Will the Circle Be Unbroken".

Lyrics[edit]

Lyrically, the song has many variations, but the best-known version of the song (as performed by Odetta or Roy Acuff) opens with:

Glory glory, hallelujah
Since I laid my burden down
Glory glory, hallelujah
Since I laid my burden down

Recordings[edit]

"Glory, Glory"
TheByrdsGloryGlory.jpg
1971 German picture sleeve
Single by The Byrds
from the album Byrdmaniax
B-side
  • "Citizen Kane" (US/UK)
  • "I Wanna Grow Up to Be a Politician" (Europe)
ReleasedAugust 20, 1971 (1971-08-20)
Format7-inch single
RecordedJanuary 17, 1971
StudioColumbia, Hollywood, California
GenreRock
Length4:03
LabelColumbia
Songwriter(s)Arthur Reynolds
Producer(s)Terry Melcher, Chris Hinshaw
The Byrds singles chronology
"I Trust (Everything Is Gonna Work Out Alright)"
(1971)
"Glory, Glory"
(1971)
"America's Great National Pastime"
(1971)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Night Train To Mephis review". AllMusic. Retrieved November 5, 2009.
  2. ^ "Larry Sparks – "Lay My Burden Down" lyrics". Poplyrics.net. Retrieved 2008-04-20.
  3. ^ http://woodandwiresproductions.com/2010/09/08/the-coppertone-city-and-colour/
  4. ^ "Will McFarlane – "Lay My Burden Down"".

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