Ain'-a That Good News -- Dawson
Date: December 18, 2013
I have two copies of Ain'-a That Good News -- Dawson in my choral library. One is copyright 1937 (Tuskegee) and the other is a 1974 revised edition (Kjos -- which I'm told bought Tuskegee). The 1974 edition has an additional verse in the middle of the piece -- "I got a harp up in-a the Kingdom" -- that the 1937 does not include. I am considering this piece for our State Festival in April and am unsure which version is appropriate. I see many groups on youtube using the 1937 edition. Can you all shed any light on why this discrepancy exists? Which version do you use? To which version do you think the State Festival list is referring?
Thanks so much!
Baldwin City, KS
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