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Author Topic: Blind Willie Johnson Lyrics  (Read 25028 times)

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Offline Johnm

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Re: Blind Willie Johnson Lyrics
« Reply #90 on: August 04, 2019, 11:24:34 AM »
Thanks, Chris and Harriet, for the corroboration of what I heard in the lyric.  I think this could be an instance of Blind Willie Johnson mis-hearing a Bible tale of David that was recounted to him at some point, and preserving the mis-hearing in his lyric.  I can think of other instances of such lyrical anomalies.
All best,