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I'll Fly Away
by Albert E. Brumley

"I was picking cotton on my father's farm and was humming the old ballad that went like this: 'If I had the wings of an angel, over these prison walls I would fly' [The Prisoner's Song], and suddenly it dawned on me that i could use this plot for a gospel-type song. About three years later, I finally developed the plot, titled it 'I'll Fly Away,' and it was published in 1932. Those familiar with the song will note that I paraphrased one line of the old ballad to read 'Like a bird from prison bars have flown.' When I wrote it, I had no idea it would become so universally popular." —Albert E Brumley

I'll Fly Away

Some glad morning when this life is o'er
I'll fly away
To a home on God's celestial shore
I'll fly away

I'll fly away, O glory
I'll fly away
When I die hallelujah by and by
I'll fly away

When the shadows of this life have grown
I'll fly away
Like a bird from prison bars have flown
I'll fly away

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

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