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Lyr Req: Won't That Be a Happy Time (J & L Spence)

john c 15 Sep 00 - 01:19 AM
BrendanD 14 Oct 00 - 02:07 PM
Joe Offer 14 Oct 00 - 03:22 PM
BrendanD 23 Oct 00 - 04:44 PM
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Subject: wont that be a happy time
From: john c
Date: 15 Sep 00 - 01:19 AM

Anybody got the words to this old hymn as sung by Louise and Joseph Spence????
Merci
J.


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Subject: Lyr Add: WON'T THAT BE A HAPPY TIME (Spence)^^
From: BrendanD
Date: 14 Oct 00 - 02:07 PM

About a month ago someone requested the lyrics to Joseph Spence's "Won't That Be A Happy Time" (Elektra/Nonesuch 9 79300-2 CD reissue of "The Real Bahamas".

A transcription of the song appears in "Acoustic Guitar" magazine, Jan/Feb 1994 No.22 pp62-64.

I will post the lyrics to the database when I get around to transcribing the melody to MIDI i.e. someday.

Enjoy. I'm a heretic myself but still enjoy singing this religious hymn.

WON'T THAT BE A HAPPY TIME
(Joseph and Louise Spence)

When our life on earth is ended and we reach the other shore,
With our voices sweetly blended with the loved ones gone before,
All the bells of glory then will sweetly chime.

Praising grace our loving saviour with that holy happy throng,
Seeing him to know his favour we will sing the triumph song.
Brother tell me won't that be a happy time?

Won't that be a happy, be a happy time.
Joy will, joy will sweetly(bells of), joy will sweetly chime,
Over yonder in that fair and sunny clime.

All the saints of bygone ages will be there to swell the song,
seeing him to know his favour we will sing the triumph song.
Brother tell me won't that be a happy time, happy time.

There will be no more of sorrow when we reach that lovely place,
On the happy glad tomorrow we shall see our saviour's face,
And shall live with him forever after in the clime.

By the crystal river flowing we shall linger day by day,
Happy there forever knowing that all tears are washed away.
Brother tell me won't that be a happy time.
^^

Line Breaks <br> added.
-Joe Offer-


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: wont that be a happy time
From: Joe Offer
Date: 14 Oct 00 - 03:22 PM

Brendan, I added line breaks to try to correct the spacing, but I'm not sure I did it right. Can you tell me how it should be, and then I'll submit it to the database. If you post lyrics here in the Forum, that's all you have to do to submit them for the Digital Tradition. We harvest the lyrics right from the forum. If you can transcribe a MIDI and send it to Mudcat MIDIs (click) that would be nice.
-Joe Offer-


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: wont that be a happy time
From: BrendanD
Date: 23 Oct 00 - 04:44 PM

Joe,

The lines breaks are correct. I see that I missed capitalizing the first word of the 11th line.

I guess cutting and pasting eradicated my breaks.

b.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Won't That Be a Happy Time (J & L Spence)
From: GUEST
Date: 18 May 10 - 10:53 PM

Thanks!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Won't That Be a Happy Time (J & L Spence)
From: GUEST,ian
Date: 22 Nov 12 - 01:50 PM

i have been trying to find these lyrics for years! thanks! now I can finally sing along to what i've been pickin. This song makes me so incredibly happy.


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