Jonah and the Whale (IV)
DESCRIPTION: "In the Bible we are told of a prophet who was called To a city that was steeped in awful sin." Jonah is swallowed by the fish. Chorus: "Over there, over there, In that land so bright and fair, Oh, he'll tell me all about it over there."
EARLIEST DATE: 1916 (Cox)
KEYWORDS: Bible religious warning animal
FOUND IN: US(Ap)
REFERENCES (2 citations):
JHCox 133, "Jonah" (1 text)
Boswell/Wolfe 101, pp. 155-156, "Jonah and the Whale" (1 text, 1 tune)
cf. "Hide Away (Jonah and the Whale)" (stanza form and subject) and references there
NOTES [36 words]: The form of this is enough like "Hide Away (Jonah and the Whale)" that -- despite the many, many songs about Jonah -- I suspect common origin. Most likely this humorless piece is the original of that funny song. - RBW
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