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Thread #41929 Message #3319835
Posted By: GUEST
08-Mar-12 - 11:40 AM
Thread Name: Origins: Don't You Hear Jerusalem Moan
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Don't You Hear Jerusalem Moan
This song is also featured on a gospel record by The Morris Family called 'The Morris Family sing "Walk on Holy Ground"'. It was recorded in the sixties and credits 'Don't You Hear Jerusalem Moan' to an R. Morris. He had a radio show at the time and recorded at least two albums with his sisters (the other one I have is 'The Morris Family sings Chuckwagon Gang Songs'. My boyfriend is a great-nephew of the Morris Family and we just finished recording these albums into mp3 format. In trying to find out more about this particular song I was excited to see the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band had recorded a version. However, to learn that the Judds have taken creative (and monetary) credit for this song makes me a little sick... Thanks for the information regarding the original recordings from the 20s and 30s!