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The Line to Heaven

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Performer: Bishop, Emily
Place Collected: Bromsberrow Heath
Date collected: 1952
Collector: Kennedy, Peter
Roud Number: 4658

This lengthy song was published as a broadside in Scotland as “The Spiritual Railway”. Curiously, it was printed on a memorial stone in Ely Cathedral in 1845, which may be the first reference. The fact that Emily Bishop was singing the song over a century later is remarkable, as hers is the only collected version.

Notes by Gwilym Davies 20 May 2015