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GUEST,vrdpky 17 Jul 04 - 07:32 PM
masato sakurai 17 Jul 04 - 09:42 PM
GUEST,vrdpkr 18 Jul 04 - 02:53 PM
Q (Frank Staplin) 18 Jul 04 - 03:34 PM
Jim Dixon 19 Jul 04 - 10:11 PM
GUEST,vrdpkr 20 Jul 04 - 12:00 PM
GUEST 05 Aug 04 - 07:52 PM
Jim Dixon 08 Aug 04 - 11:44 PM
GUEST,Guest 12 Dec 05 - 12:58 AM
GUEST,jimmy dickens 09 Apr 06 - 10:35 PM
GUEST,petta in texas 28 Apr 10 - 08:57 AM
Jim Dixon 30 Apr 10 - 01:27 PM
GUEST,Nancy Franklin 11 Jul 10 - 08:46 PM
GUEST,LuLu 17 Sep 11 - 02:24 PM
GUEST,999 25 Dec 11 - 11:12 PM
GUEST,999 25 Dec 11 - 11:16 PM
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Nigel Parsons 03 Feb 17 - 05:14 AM
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Subject: Lyr Req: Bible on the table, flag upon the wall
From: GUEST,vrdpky
Date: 17 Jul 04 - 07:32 PM

Can anyone give me the words to a Little Jimmy Dickens song called "The bible on the table, the flag upon the wall" ? It seems to have been popular during WWII. I find references to it but can't find the words.
Thanks,

Vrdpkr


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Bible on the table, flag upon the wall
From: masato sakurai
Date: 17 Jul 04 - 09:42 PM

'The Bible On The Table And The Flag Upon The Wall' sung by Gene Autry is at The Record Lady's All-Time Country Favorites ("Salute To Veterans Page 2").


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Bible on the table, flag upon the wal
From: GUEST,vrdpkr
Date: 18 Jul 04 - 02:53 PM

Nope. I sure admire the way you track these things down, but this link is void. I've downloaded Realplayer. Everything on my end seems OK. It just won't play the durn thing. Any other suggestions?

Thanks


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Bible on the table, flag upon the wall
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 18 Jul 04 - 03:34 PM

Guest,I have no problems with it. Look for a problem with your Realplayer or firewall.


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Subject: Add: Bible on the table and the flag upon the wall
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 19 Jul 04 - 10:11 PM

Transcribed from the sound file at the Record Lady's site (see link above), as sung by Gene Autry.

THE BIBLE ON THE TABLE AND THE FLAG UPON THE WALL
George Bennett, Paul Cunningham, Leonard Whitcup

People say that I'm a bit old-fashioned.
Just the same, I'm gonna have my say.
If we all believe in God and country,
Ev'rything will be OK.

CHORUS: With the Bible on the table and the flag upon the wall,
Neighbors, that's the answer to it all.
They're the backbone of the nation, and we'll always find salvation
With the Bible on the table and the flag upon the wall.

I have talked with farmers in the valley,
Mountaineers, and men who sail the sea.
I have talked with businessmen and scholars
And today they all agree. CHORUS

If a man has neither God nor country,
What a price that man has had to pay!
If he had his life to live all over,
You can bet that he would say: CHORUS

[Recordings: Little Jimmy Dickens, on "Country Boy," Bear Family 4-CD set #15848, 1997; Gene Autry, on "The Cowboy is a Patriot," subtitled "Original Radio Broadcast Recordings from World War II," Varese 2-CD set #066408, 2002.]


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Bible on the table, flag upon the wal
From: GUEST,vrdpkr
Date: 20 Jul 04 - 12:00 PM

Thank you so much. I still can't get the thing to work for me. I assume it's me since you've been able to play it. I'll try downloading Realone again today. It seems like a nice site and I'd like to hear it.

The words are for an old cowboy friend of mine whose father used to sing it way back when. Uncle Bob, my friend, remembered how it starts, but couldn't recall the last verses. This will put a sparkle in his day.


Thanks again.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Bible on the table, flag upon the wall
From: GUEST
Date: 05 Aug 04 - 07:52 PM

Thank you Jim Dixon, I grew up with that song, matter of fact I still have the old 78 record of Gene Autry singing that song. Today I found a picture of The Hope of a Nation, which is the bible on the table and the flag upon the wall. I found it at a yard sale and could not believe my luck. My grandmother had the same picture when I was just a child. I really believe that if we followed the lyrics, we, as a nation, would be in a lot better shape then we are in right now.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Bible on the table, flag upon the wall
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 08 Aug 04 - 11:44 PM

Is this the picture you're referring to?

Hope of a Nation by Haines (being offered for sale at ePier). The description is a bit contradictory: in one place, it says "H. K. Haines"; at another, it says "James M. Haines." In one place, it says 1920s; at another, it says 1933.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Bible on the table, flag upon the wall
From: GUEST,Guest
Date: 12 Dec 05 - 12:58 AM

Yes Jim, that is the picture that I have and that my Grandmother had as well. Now I am trying to find the sound clip of the song sung by Gene Autry.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Bible on the Table...Flag upon the Wall
From: GUEST,jimmy dickens
Date: 09 Apr 06 - 10:35 PM

would love to have the words to a song that has bible on the table flag upon the wall


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Bible on the table, flag upon the wall
From: GUEST,petta in texas
Date: 28 Apr 10 - 08:57 AM

I actually have the picture. It was my parents and I love it. I didn't know there was a song about it and how old the picture is. I'm very happy I looked this site up.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Bible on the table, flag upon the wall
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 30 Apr 10 - 01:27 PM

I see my earlier link is no good anymore.
Here's another image of the painting "Hope of a Nation"


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Bible on the Table and the Flag upon ...
From: GUEST,Nancy Franklin
Date: 11 Jul 10 - 08:46 PM

I have a picture titled "The Hope of a Nation" by H. K. Haines. The date on the back of the picture is 1928 1933, also on the back is an article telling about the hope of a nation. I was wanting to know if you could tell me anything about it? It was distributed by L.B. Price Mercantile in St.Louis Mo.You can e-mail me at jfrank@mywdo.com Thank you for your help. Nancy


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Subject: RE: ADD: Bible on the Table and the Flag upon the Wall
From: GUEST,LuLu
Date: 17 Sep 11 - 02:24 PM

I'm looking for the sheet music for piano or a songbook with this song in it. Can anyone help me?


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Subject: RE: ADD: Bible on the Table and the Flag upon the Wall
From: GUEST,999
Date: 25 Dec 11 - 11:12 PM

http://www.wegotrecords.com/78s/gene-autry-i-lost-my-little-darlingthe-bible-on-the-table-the-flag-upon-the-wall.php

Sheet music available at that link.


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Subject: RE: ADD: Bible on the Table and the Flag upon the Wall
From: GUEST,999
Date: 25 Dec 11 - 11:16 PM

Sorry, that's the record, NOT the sheet music.


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Subject: RE: ADD: Bible on the Table and the Flag upon the Wall
From: GUEST
Date: 03 Feb 17 - 04:35 AM

I'm hoping the song and the print by Haines are unrelated. Since a few of you have asked about the print... well... I can tell you where my grandfather bought his. He paid $3 (which was a lot in those days) and he bought it at a rally of the Knights of the Ku Klux Klan (note the burning cross in the sky). His was likely a first issue (around 1926), and the note on the back was very different (mentioned defending our freedoms from threats both foreign and domestic). Left little doubt as to the association with the KKK


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Subject: RE: ADD: Bible on the Table and the Flag upon the Wall
From: Nigel Parsons
Date: 03 Feb 17 - 05:14 AM

I'm hoping the song and the print by Haines are unrelated. Since a few of you have asked about the print... well... I can tell you where my grandfather bought his. He paid $3 (which was a lot in those days) and he bought it at a rally of the Knights of the Ku Klux Klan (note the burning cross in the sky). His was likely a first issue (around 1926), and the note on the back was very different (mentioned defending our freedoms from threats both foreign and domestic). Left little doubt as to the association with the KKK
Sounds like the KKK may have had their own version. I can't really see a fiery cross in this vesion: Hope of a nation

Cheers
Nigel


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Subject: RE: ADD: Bible on the Table and the Flag upon the Wall
From: GUEST,Phil d'Conch
Date: 03 Feb 17 - 10:19 PM

My family has owned several of these. All were blank on the reverse. The promotional/motivational texts (several) were added to the backer board by the distributor, most commonly the American Picture Company Kansas City, MO.

In 1926 business was booming in these United States. Conditions were such that many people were forgetting a lot of basic truths of life—forgetting to be thankful that they were free Americans and taking our American way of life too much for granted. Later in 1929 the break came, and by 1933 it was necessary for most of us to grasp for something higher than purely material things, for most of our material assets had disappeared.

There were however many people who kept both feet on the ground.    Among these was James M. Haines, a Kansas City artist and photographer, who visioned the outcome of such a trend, created a wonderful picture— "The Hope of a Nation"— whose artistic and realistic conception is destined to live forever.

"The Hope of a Nation" was copyrighted by Mr. Haines in 1926 and later in 1933, when a slight change in the subject was made.

Mr. Haines has assigned to us the sole privilege of distributing this beautiful picture, which should be in every home and school in America.

We accept this responsibility with the full realization that no country can exist without their Colors, their Deity, and the Symbol of the Cross.

"
For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul?" Mark 8:36



fyi: J.M Haines was James Madison Haines (1883-1952) the Kansas City commercial/institutional photographer, (school yearbooks &c.) His work is pretty well known in Missouri genealogy/archival circles. No idea what that "slight change in subject" was but no mention of the Klan in any of his output.

...but one man's 'Star of Bethlehem' is the other's 'flaming cross' nowadays I s'pose.


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