Roy Acuff: Great Speckled Bird | Song-Factsheet


Song «Great Speckled Bird» von Roy Acuff.


Veröffentlichungsdaten: 1937 01, 1936 10 20 (Rec.)
Label: Melotone 7 01-59
Songwriter Roy Carter & Guy Smith
Genre: Americana - Country


Südstaaten-Hymne, interpretiert mit der Hawai-Gitarre, die damals der letzte Schrei war. Aus diesem Slideeffekt entsteht das später für die Country-Musik so typische Slide-Spiel.

Personen und Querverweise

Roy Acuff
Roy Carter
Guy Smith


Form: AABA 12 bars 1.What a beautiful thought I am thinking Concerning a great speckled bird Remember her name is recorded On the pages of God's Holy Word. 2. All the other birds are flocking 'round her And she is despised by the squad But the great speckled bird in the Bible Representing the great church of God. 3. All the other churches are against her They envy her glory and fame They hate her because she is chosen And has not denied Jesus' name. 4. Desiring to lower her standard They watch every move that she makes They long to find fault with her teachings But really they find no mistake. 5. She is spreading her wings for a journey She's going to leave by and by When the trumpet shall sound in the morning She'll rise and go up in the sky. 6. In the presence of all her despisers With a song never uttered before She will rise and be gone in a moment Till the great tribulation is o'er. 7. I am glad I have learned of her meekness I am proud that my name is on her book For I want to be one never fearing The face of my Savior to look. 8. When He cometh descending from heaven On the cloud that He writes in His Word I'll be joyfully carried to meet Him On the wings of that great speckled bird.