OVER IN THE GLORY LAND

Created on 16/03/2005
Latest update on 02/07/2022

Artist: Vaughan Quartet
Author: James Acuff/Emmett Dean
Label: Rich
Year: 1924

Copyright from 1906 as Just Over In The Glory Land. Published in Dean's collection Glad Hosannas.

Covers:

1927:

Sam Morgan's Jazz Band [from New Orleans]

1928:

Daniel Brown [as Now Is The Needy Time]

1928:

Mississippi John Hurt [as Blessed Be The Name and in '63 (confronted with his own mortality?) as Over In The Glory Land]

1930:

Sister Clara Hudson

1938:

J.E. Mainer's Mountaineers [as Just Over In The Glory Land]

1952:

Lightnin' Hopkins [as Needed Time for RPM]

1954:

Chris Barber

1957:

Vipers Skiffle Group

1958:

Ken Colyer

1959:

Lonnie Donegan [as Gloryland]

1959:

Acker Bilk

1960:

Stanley Brothers

1964:

Kentucky Colonels

1964:

Tennessee Ernie Ford

1965:

Pearl Sisters [as Lapland; see footnote]

1966:

Willy Schobben [idem - instrumental]

1966:

Hank Locklin

1966:

Mac Wiseman

1966:

Grandpa Jones

1967:

Lords [as Gloryland, hit in GER and CH]

1968:

J.D. Sumner & The Stamps

1969:

Lightnin' Hopkins [as Jesus Would You Come By Here]

1971:

Specials [from Groningen (NL), skating fans, as Ard Die Wint De Wereldcup, top 20 NL; later that same year as Ajax Wint De Wereldcup]

1972:

Taj Mahal [as Needed Time in film Sounder]

1973:

Vader Abraham & Goede Zonen [as Ajax Wint De Europacup]

1974:

Albert Mol [as Naar Voren, ode to Johan Cruyff]

2012:

Broken Circle Breakdown Bluegrass Band

2022:

Hank Williams Jr. [as Jesus Won't You Come By Here]

Ajax Wint De Wereldcup, Holland's most famous football yell, was based on Lapland, an instrumental locally best known from Willy Schobben's trumpet version. In fact this sing-a-long tune was first heard around Dutch skating halls, not football fields, introduced by local skating hero Kees Verkerk who happened to be a reasonable trumpet player on the side, which he demonstrated during a TV interview playing Lapland, which stuck. When Kees was de-throned by his younger (and cuter) compatriot Ard Schenk, a novelty band from Groningen (The Specials!) used this very same gospel tune under Ard Die Wint De Wereldcup, landing them their biggest hit so far. When Ajax Amsterdam later that same year reigned supreme, these very same Specials didn't hesitate to overdo their trick.

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