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30th Apr '17 9:38:56 AM TrevMUN
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* The documentary series ''Stories from the Stone Age'' includes a scene depicting what a funeral from the Natufian culture (s people who existed roughly 14 thousand years ago) might have looked like. One Nautufian begins playing on a bone pipe--and the first few bars are clearly the melody from Amazing Grace.

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* The documentary series ''Stories from the Stone Age'' includes a scene depicting what a funeral from the Natufian culture (s people who existed roughly 14 thousand years ago) might have looked like. One Nautufian Natufian begins playing on a bone pipe--and the first few bars are clearly the melody from Amazing Grace.
30th Apr '17 9:38:15 AM TrevMUN
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* The documentary series ''Stories from the Stone Age'' includes a scene depicting what a funeral from the Natufian culture (s people who existed roughly 14 thousand years ago) might have looked like. One Nautufian begins playing on a bone pipe--and the first few bars are clearly the melody from Amazing Grace.
15th Apr '17 2:19:25 PM nombretomado
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* A Cherokee version is used in the ''{{Wonderfalls}}'' episode "Totem Mole". The situation fits the song's lyrics very well, since a tough, cold-hearted lawyer has just found her way to spirituality.

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* A Cherokee version is used in the ''{{Wonderfalls}}'' ''Series/{{Wonderfalls}}'' episode "Totem Mole". The situation fits the song's lyrics very well, since a tough, cold-hearted lawyer has just found her way to spirituality.
15th Apr '17 5:14:03 AM shamblingdead2
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* ''Series/{{Shameless}}'': During the Season 4 episode "Iron City," a woman at [[spoiler: the hospice that Frank visits]] delivers a folk rendition. We only get to hear a bit of it, though.
11th Mar '17 3:25:24 PM nombretomado
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* Subverted by ''Radio/APrairieHomeCompanion'': in one episode, Garrison Keillor and some other people sing "Amazing Grace" to the tune of the MickeyMouseClub Song (you know, the one that goes "M-I-C, K-E-Y, M-O-U-S-E").

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* Subverted by ''Radio/APrairieHomeCompanion'': in one episode, Garrison Keillor and some other people sing "Amazing Grace" to the tune of the MickeyMouseClub Series/TheMickeyMouseClub Song (you know, the one that goes "M-I-C, K-E-Y, M-O-U-S-E").
5th Feb '17 3:09:03 PM weirdfantasy
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* In ''Film/StrokerAce'', Lugs likes to sing this to himself. It's also his go-to song if he wants to show off his singing voice, but Pembrook is the only one who appreciates it.
25th Oct '16 6:46:02 AM beergood
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* Creator/AlanMoore's novel ''Jerusalem'' contains an entire chapter about the song, how John Newton came to write it, and a former slave trying to come to terms with the fact that the most liberating song he knows was written by a slave trader.
22nd Sep '16 8:36:31 PM nombretomado
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Another fun fact: It uses the CommonMeter, which is, naturally, very common. As such the same lyrics can be sung to the tune of ''TheBeverlyHillbillies'', ''GilligansIsland'', "Camp Town Races," "House of the Rising Sun," and "[[Disney/TheLionKing I Just Can't Wait to be King]]," along with many other songs.

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Another fun fact: It uses the CommonMeter, which is, naturally, very common. As such the same lyrics can be sung to the tune of ''TheBeverlyHillbillies'', ''GilligansIsland'', ''Series/TheBeverlyHillbillies'', ''Series/GilligansIsland'', "Camp Town Races," "House of the Rising Sun," and "[[Disney/TheLionKing I Just Can't Wait to be King]]," along with many other songs.
19th Sep '16 2:24:03 AM PaulA
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* At the end of Creator/PiersAnthony's ''[[Literature/IncarnationsOfImmortality Being a Green Mother]]'', this [[ItMakesSenseInContext is sung at a wedding by the groom, Satan.]]

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* At the end of Creator/PiersAnthony's ''[[Literature/IncarnationsOfImmortality Being a Green Mother]]'', ''Literature/BeingAGreenMother'', this [[ItMakesSenseInContext is sung at a wedding by the groom, to demonstrate his genuine love for his bride despite [[spoiler:the fact that he's Satan.]]



* BarackObama referred to the hymn during [[https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2015/06/26/remarks-president-eulogy-honorable-reverend-clementa-pinckney his eulogy for the fallen victims of the June 2015 Charleston Church shooting]]. He even tries [[https://youtu.be/IN05jVNBs64 singing the hymn]], with the rest of the attendees joining in.

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* BarackObama UsefulNotes/BarackObama referred to the hymn during [[https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2015/06/26/remarks-president-eulogy-honorable-reverend-clementa-pinckney his eulogy for the fallen victims of the June 2015 Charleston Church shooting]]. He even tries [[https://youtu.be/IN05jVNBs64 singing the hymn]], with the rest of the attendees joining in.
28th Aug '16 8:51:25 AM ThePocket
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** In ''VideoGame/BioShock1'', the Rosebud Splicer model sometimes sings the song to herself.
** A choral hymn in 8-6-8-6 meter greets you when you first walk into a church-with-a-capital-C? Must be "Amazing Grace"... [[SubvertedTrope wait, what's that]]? "Will the Circle Be Unbroken?" ''VideoGame/BioshockInfinite'', you sly dog, you! You distracted me with all the [[SceneryPorn pretty shinies]] - I didn't even ''notice'' you were using trochees!

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** In ''VideoGame/BioShock1'', the Rosebud Splicer model sometimes sings the song to herself.
herself. Interestingly, she mainly sings the third verse ("The Lord has promised good to me", etc.) which is the one most commonly skipped over nowadays.
** A choral hymn in 8-6-8-6 meter greets you when you first walk into a church-with-a-capital-C? Must be "Amazing Grace"... [[SubvertedTrope wait, what's that]]? "Will the Circle Be Unbroken?" ''VideoGame/BioshockInfinite'', you sly dog, you! You distracted me with all you![[note]]The tunes are nearly identical for the [[SceneryPorn pretty shinies]] - I didn't even ''notice'' you were using trochees!first couple of lines, aside from a difference in time signature.[[/note]]
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