Wasn't That a Wonder
DESCRIPTION: "Wasn't that a wonder in the Heaven (x2), Mighty wonder in the Heaven, That woman clothe with the sun, moon under her feet." "Read about the wonder in the heaven ...." "John saw the wonder in the heaven...."
EARLIEST DATE: 1942 (Parrish)
KEYWORDS: Bible nonballad religious
FOUND IN: US(SE)
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Parrish 28, pp. 139-140, "Wasn' That a Wonder" (1 text, 1 tune)
cf. "John Done Saw that Number" (some shared themes)
NOTES: The current description is based on the Parrish text. Parrish has "That woman clothe with the sun, moon under her feet" as a tag line for each verse; Lomax-Singing, pp. 16-21, "John Done Saw That Number" has "Angel flew from the bottom of the pit, Gathered the sun all in her fist; Gathered the moon all 'round her wrist; Gathered the stars all under her feet; Gathered the wind all round her waist."
King James Revelation 12:1: "And there appeared a great wonder in heaven; a woman clothed with the sun, and the moon under her feet, and upon her head a crown of twelve stars." - BS
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