I was walking in Savannah, past a church decayed and dim

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I was walking in Savannah, past a church decayed and dim

Post by Guest » Sat Jul 11, 2015 4:56 pm

I also hard this song when I was young. My oldest sister knows it by heart. You can find it on YouTube under Hank Williams Sr. or Hank The Drifter. The song is called "The Funeral"
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I was walking in Savannah, past a church decayed and dim

Post by Guest » Sat Oct 24, 2015 11:42 pm

I had a 45 with Pat Boone singing Steal Away and reciting this poem (edited) in the midst. It's beautiful! Must be from the 50s or 60s. Peace in the Valley was on the other side.
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I was walking in Savannah, past a church decayed and dim

Post by Guest » Wed Feb 08, 2017 1:11 pm

I'm also looking for this song
Hubby wants it on his funeral. Was he said sounded like a African American was singing
With real trompet sons where it said when the trompet ...s
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I was walking in Savannah, past a church decayed and dim

Post by Guest » Sat Feb 18, 2017 9:14 pm

Although it was sung by Hank Williams, it was at a period when he sang as Luke the Drifter.
Play his recording of "The Prayer" and I defy you not to shed a tear!
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I was walking in Savannah, past a church decayed and dim

Post by Guest » Wed Jan 17, 2018 12:37 pm

George Younce and the Cathedral Quartet also did a great version of it.
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Re: I was walking in Savannah, past a church decayed and dim

Post by phanlin47 » Mon Feb 25, 2019 5:51 pm

The version I know was sung by Pat Boone in the mid 50"s. "Steal Away to Jesus. I memorized the poem " I was walking in Savannah, past a church decayed and dim." Although some of the verses in the poem were left out of the Pat Boone version. I was ten years old when I learned it singing in front of a mirror. i"m now 71 and can still recite it.


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