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Posted:  27 Jan 2009 01:18
Song starts out,
Men often dream of faraway lands with strange sounding names,
Oh but it seems that each time i dream, it's much the same

Any help would be appreciated
Posted:  27 Jan 2009 19:11
WHAT'S THAT I HEAR?

VERSE 1:
MEN OFTEN DREAM OF FAR AWAY LANDS,
WITH STRANGE SOUNDING NAMES
OH BUT IT SEEMS THAT EACH TIME I DREAM,
IT'S MUCH THE SAME
I SPEND MY DAYS IN MUCH THE SAME WAY,
I WAIT FOR THAT SOUND
THEN MY HANDS SHALL BE RAISED, IN ONE SHOUT OF PRAISE, HEADED FOR HIGHER GROUND.


CHORUS:
OH WHAT'S THAT I HEAR
IS IT THE SOUND OF A TRUMPET
I FEEL THE TOUCH
OF A MUCH BETTER PLACE
AND IF I AM DREAMING
OH PLEASE DON'T WAKE ME
SOON THE EASTERN SKIES WILL PART AND I'LL SEE HIS FACE


VERSE 2:
THIS WORLD HAS LOST ALL OF ITS CHARM,
IT'S NO PLACE FOR ME
THERE'S A BRIGHT SHINING THRONE IN MY NEW HOME,
THAT I LONG TO SEE
OH YES THERE'S A PLACE THAT I'VE NEVER BEEN,
I'VE NEVER BEEN BEFORE
A WHITE PEARLY GATE AND A FATHER WHO WAITS,
STANDING RIGHT BY THE DOOR

[ CHORUS ]
Posted:  27 Jan 2009 23:37
Are you sure about lines 5 and 6 of verse two? They were the ones I was stuck on?
Posted:  28 Jan 2009 03:33
Anyone know who might have recorded this song? I remember hearing someone sing it on a UPC Conference compilation recording around the early eighties
Posted:  29 Jan 2009 02:34
Men often dream of faraway lands with strange sounding names
Oh but it seems that each time I dream, its much the same
I see a place that I have never seen before
It's got a white pearly gate and a father that  waits
By a big open door

chorus:
What's that I hear, is it the sound of a trumpet
I feel the touch of a much better place
If I am dreaming, please don't awake me
For soon the eastern skies will part and I'll see his face.

Now this old world has lost its charm, it's no place for me
It's that white shining throne in my new home I long to see
And i spend my days in much the same ways, I wait for that sound
THen my hands will be raised, with one shout of praise
Headed for higher ground
Posted:  29 Jan 2009 18:23
That's a Murrell Ewing song.
Posted:  30 Jan 2009 00:24
Many thanks, everyone. Appreciate it.
Posted:  30 Jan 2009 15:08
Does anyone know the chords to this song. I've been searching for a long time. Thanks to all.
Posted:  31 Jan 2009 04:07
Do you know Nashille Notation? Or is there a particular key you want?
Posted:  31 Jan 2009 15:30
I do not know Nashille Notaion. But I can transpose to any key if I need to. If you happen to know the chords.. I know  the  I  IV  V etc. if you can do it that a way too. Thanks.
Posted:  31 Jan 2009 19:03
Nashville Notation is the I IV bit.
Here goes.

I                                      V            I                                                     IV
Men often dream of faraway lands with strange sounding names
                 I                    V                     I                                    V
Oh but it seems that each time I dream, it's much the same
               I         V                 I                        IV
I see a place that I have never seen before
                                        I                   V                  I
It's got a white pearly gate and a Father that waits
          V               I
By a big open door

chorus:
I                       IV                                         i
What's that I hear, is it the sound of a trumpet
                   V                                      I
I feel the touch of a much better place
              IV                                         I
If I am dreaming, please don't awake me
        IV             I                IV             I
For soon the eastern skies will part
        V                  I
And I'll see His face

Hope this helps
Posted:  31 Jan 2009 19:05
Sorry, all my notations spaced over about four letters after I posted
Posted:  02 Feb 2009 16:26
Thank you so much.  That does help.  God Bless
Posted:  04 Mar 2009 17:33
I need the sheet music for Whats that I hear is it the sound of a trumpet , by Ewing Murrell    ASAP.     Thanks so much.    kmdome420@neo.rr.com      God Bless
Posted:  03 Jan 2011 00:55
I am also looking for the words to  a song by the same title, but it is obviously a dirrerent song. I believe the one I am looking for was written by Bill Morgan who used to live in or near Quitman or Heber Springs AR. His brother or brother-in-law or sister-in-law may have also written or cowritten some of it. They used to travel and sing during the 80's or longer. I can't remember what they were called, but they wrote and sang most of their own material.
"What's that I hear, it sounds just like a trumpet--what's that I hear in the middle of the night. Is it the sound of God's angels that I hear?" I can remember bits and pieces of the rest of the song, but not enough to put it together.
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