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Thread #38495   Message #541279
Posted By: wysiwyg
04-Sep-01 - 12:46 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Add: Ain't That Good News
Subject: Lyr Add: AIN'T THAT GOOD NEWS^^
AIN'T THAT GOOD NEWS
Traditional Spiritual

VERSE:
I've a crown up in the Kingdom,
Ain't that good news!
I've a crown up in the Kingdom,
Ain't that good news!

CHO:
I'm a-goin' to lay down this world,
Goin' to shoulder up my cross,
Goin' to take it home to Jesus,
Ain't that good news!

I've a harp up in the Kingdom,
Ain't that good news!
I've a harp up in the Kingdom,
Ain't that good news!

I've a robe up in the Kingdom,
Ain't that good news!
I've a robe up in the Kingdom,
Ain't that good news!

I've a Saviour in the Kingdom
Ain't that good news!
I've a Saviour in the Kingdom
Ain't that good news! ^^

SOURCE:
American Negro Songs, 230 Folk Songs and Spirituals, Religious and Secular. John W. Work, Dover Publications, Mineola, NY 1998. Orig. pub. Crown Publishers, NY, 1940. ISBN 0-486-40271-1.

Also appears in songbook, FOLK SONGS OF THE AMERICAN NEGRO.

SH
E-mailing tune to Joe Offer for inclusion in Mudcat MIDI pages (see QUICKLINKS).


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