God, heaven, and several Old Testament stories, including the Creation and Noah's Ark, are described supposedly using the perspective of rural, black Americans.
Did You Know?
The part of "De Lawd" was originally written to be played in blackface by Al Jolson
. When that fell through, it was offered to Paul Robeson
, who refused it. It was eventually given to Rex Ingram
. See more
When Noah is loading animals onto the ark, 4 sheep enter, not 2. Genesis 7:2 says that Noah was to board 2 of every "unclean" animal and 7 of every "clean" animal. Sheep are considered "clean." See more
Gangway for the lord god, Jehovah!
Spoofed in Clean Pastures
Rise and Shine
Traditional spiritual from Jubilee and Plantation Songs (1897)
Performed by the Hall Johnson Choir See more