Hear that Rumbling
DESCRIPTION: "(Hear/I heard) that (rumbling/lumbering) (up/down) in the (ground/sky)." With many variants and floating material, the listener is told to reform, asked to pray for the singer, admonished to wait for Jesus, etc.
EARLIEST DATE: 1920 (Brown)
KEYWORDS: religious nonballad
FOUND IN: US(SE)
REFERENCES (2 citations):
BrownIII 577, "Hear that Rumbling (I Heard a Mighty Rumbling)" (2 texts plus a fragment)
BrownSchinhanV 577, "Hear that Rumbling (I Heard a Mighty Rumbling" (3 tunes plus text excerpts)
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