Heaven is a Beautiful Place (I)
DESCRIPTION: "Heaven is a beautiful place, I know (x2), If you want to go to heaven on time, Sure got to plumb the line." "Ain't no sorrow in heaven I know...." "Ain't no (murders/gamblers/etc.) in heaven...." ""Loving union in heaven I know...."
EARLIEST DATE: 1952 (Brown)
KEYWORDS: religious nonballad
FOUND IN: US(SE)
REFERENCES (2 citations):
BrownIII 579, "Heaven Is a Beautiful Place" (2 texts, but only "A" is this piece; "B" is "Heaven is a Beautiful Place (II)")
BrownSchinhanV 579, "Heaven is a Beautiful Place" (1 tune plus a text excerpt)
cf. "Heaven is a Beautiful Place (II)" (lyrics)
NOTES: The editors of Brown saw fit to lump the two "Heaven is a Beautiful Place" songs, but while they share the "Heaven is a beautiful place... If you want to go to heaven on time" stanza, the rest seems quite distinct; version (I) is a description of heaven; version (II) is mostly about Elisha. - RBW
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