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Thread #4024   Message #21303
Posted By: chet w.
12-Feb-98 - 06:28 PM
Thread Name: Origins: Babylon is Fallen (to Rise no More)
Subject: REQ: Babylon is Fallen (to Rise no More)
I once had a album by a stringband whose name I can't remember,(I may still have it, if only I could remember their name). I believe they had a hammered dulcimer (this was back in the 70's before they were widely known) and a couple of fiddles. They did an a capella spiritual (not the one in the Database) the chorus of which went: "Babylon is fallen, is fallen, is fallen Babylon is fallen to rise no more" It was done with real primitive harmonies, almost like a shape-note song. If anyone knows the song or the name of the band, I'd sure appreciate finding it.

Thanks, Chet W.