Sunday, February 7, 2010

Sunday Sermon in Music

Concerning this song, Wikipedia reports:

"The Great Speckled Bird" is a Southern hymn whose lyrics were written by the Reverend Guy Smith. The song is in the form of AABA and has a 12 bar count. It is based on Jeremiah 12:9, "Mine heritage is unto me as a speckled bird, the birds round about are against her; come ye, assemble all the beasts of the field, come to devour." It was recorded in 1936 by Roy Acuff.
That tune, which came from "I Am Thinking Tonight of My Blue Eyes" was also later used for "The Wild Side of Life" and "It Wasn't God Who Made Honky Tonk Angels."

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