Through the clink and tinkle of the bottles and glasses at the bar the
jukebox blasted Tex Ritter's unctuous boom:
If Jee-sus came to your house to spend a day or tew . . . From the
phonograph at a dime store record counter another voice in another
version lilted with a bouncy, corn pone accompaniment: If He came
unexpected, I wonder whut yew'd dew . . .
All through the South last week, the embarrassing chant of If Jesus Came
to Your House sounded from phonographs. Victor, Decca and Capitol have
each made recordings of the song in cooperation with three...
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