When writing Songs Well Done, I remember thinking about the text "My father's house has many mansions" and taking off poetically from that idea. this recording is the ORIGINAL VERSION. At the time I wrote it i was working regularly with Hannibal and was happy to have a strong voice with a wide range who could sing operatic literature and gospel songs and merge these genres. People who heard this song were very responsive to it, and we had many requests to perform it at events and occasions.
in the history of the song, it was incorporated into a complete musical, Follow That Star, and was one of the high points of the musical.
Later in time various other versions of the text were written. At the time of this writing there are three versions of the song , this being the original.