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Thread #9612   Message #842072
Posted By: Haruo
06-Dec-02 - 02:03 AM
Thread Name: Origins: AMEN (Jester Hairston)
Subject: Lyr Req: Amen (Jester Hairston)
In the thread on "Mary's Little Boy Child / Stille Nacht" I found out that Jester Hairston (1901-2000) either "wrote" or "arranged" or "harvested" or "composed" or "dubbed" or some combination thereof the spiritual "Amen" for the movie Lilies of the Field. What's the story here? I am interested in both what lyrics he supplied for the film, and whether the song is completely composed, or arranged from a traditional spiritual, or what.

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-Joe Offer-