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Folklore: Amazing Grace: seen this on Snopes?

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A GRAZING MACE
AMAZING GRACE
AMAZING GRASS
AMAZING PRESS
MIORBHAIL GRA\IS (AMAZING GRACE)


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Subject: Folklore: Amazing Grace: seen this on Snopes?
From: GUEST,999
Date: 12 Aug 12 - 10:53 AM

http://www.snopes.com/religion/amazing.asp

I came across the link while reading about some doctor who isn't spouting about bible stuff. Anyway, I though it worth starting a thread about the song/Snopes article.


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Subject: RE: Folklore: Amazing Grace: seen this on Snopes?
From: GUEST,Lighter
Date: 12 Aug 12 - 01:01 PM

People get most of their information from feature films.


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Subject: RE: Folklore: Amazing Grace: seen this on Snopes?
From: artbrooks
Date: 12 Aug 12 - 01:15 PM

Not a bad hymn, if you are into that sort of thing, but I continuously curse the person who first transposed it for the bagpipe.


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Subject: RE: Folklore: Amazing Grace: seen this on Snopes?
From: pdq
Date: 12 Aug 12 - 01:22 PM

Paul Butterfield and John Sebastian did the tune as an harmonica duet. Great stuff.


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Subject: RE: Folklore: Amazing Grace: seen this on Snopes?
From: Steve Parkes
Date: 12 Aug 12 - 04:18 PM

Newton wrote the words (he wrote a great many "Olney hymns"), but we don't know what tune it was sung to. The one we sing now was put to it relatively recently; you'll have to look it up!
If you're in the UK you can visit the Cowper & Newton museum in Olney, Bucks (between Milton Keynes & Northampton) and Newton's church. William Cowper was the well-known 18th c. poet.
Blicky: C & N Museum


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Subject: RE: Folklore: Amazing Grace: seen this on Snopes?
From: MorwenEdhelwen1
Date: 12 Aug 12 - 05:55 PM

Yes, I did.


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Subject: RE: Folklore: Amazing Grace: seen this on Snopes?
From: GUEST,leeneia
Date: 12 Aug 12 - 11:15 PM

I have told my husband that if he lets them play that dreary song at my funeral, I will come back and haunt him.


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Subject: RE: Folklore: Amazing Grace: seen this on Snopes?
From: GUEST,John Foxen
Date: 13 Aug 12 - 12:32 PM

Those of us of a certain vintage fondly remember Amazing Grace by The Great Awakening as the anthem of the 1969 Isle of Wight Festival. Oh those far-of innocent days when as a very unworldly teenager I thought: "Isn't this groovy. All these people burning joss sticks." Ironically I was chuckling away as the star of the festival (IMHO) Tom Paxton was singing Talking Vietnam Pot Luck Blues.


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Subject: RE: Folklore: Amazing Grace: seen this on Snopes?
From: Little Hawk
Date: 14 Aug 12 - 12:09 AM

leeneia - I'd think I'd like a Dylan song played at my funeral: "Lay Down Your Weary Tune" (the recording) This is assuming I have a funeral. I don't necessarily know that it will happen, but I expect something will.


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