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Thread #9612   Message #63109
Posted By: Night Owl
15-Mar-99 - 01:21 AM
Thread Name: Origins: AMEN (Jester Hairston)
Subject: RE: AMEN
Guess I'm taking a trip down memory lane in the threads I'm reading tonight! Amen was a song we used to sing as often as "We Shall Overcome" back in the sixties. Not sure if you found the verses yet, but in case you haven't, our version was:

See the baby;
Lying in a manger;
On Christmas morning.

(2nd verse)
See him at the seaside;
Talking with the fishermen;
He made them disciples.

(3rd verse)
See him at the Temple;
Talking with the elders;
They marveled at His wisdom.

I don't remember any other verses. The chorus explained previously by Charlie is the way we sang it. The fun of the song was that the chorus could also just be repeated (without verses) if the mood warranted. The song "leader" could add anything after each Amen to keep the song going, including some of the lines in "Goodnight.”

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