OH WHAT A BEAUTIFUL CITY by Marian Anderson

Oh, what a beautiful city!
Oh, what a beautiful city!
Oh, what a beautiful city!
Twelve gates a to de city, a-Halleluh!

Oh, what a beautiful city!
Oh, what a beautiful city!
Oh, what a beautiful city!
Twelve gates a to de city, a-Halleluh!

Three gates in a de east,
Three gates in a de west,
Three gates in a de north,
Three gates in a de south,
Makin 'it twelve gates a to de city, a-Halleluh!

Oh, what a beautiful city!
Oh, what a beautiful city!
Oh, what a beautiful city!
Twelve gates a to de city, a-Halleluh!

My Lord built a-dat city,
And he said it was just a four square,
And he said he wanted you sinners
To meet him in a-de air,
Case he built Twelve gates a to de city, a-Halleluh!

Oh, what a beautiful city!
Oh, what a beautiful city!
Oh, what a beautiful city!
Twelve gates a to de city, a-Halleluh!!!

Copyright, 1940, by G. Schrimer, Inc.

Performed by
Marian Anderson

Date
Month: 
January
Day: 
27
Author name: 
Anderson, Marian