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In the House of the Lord…and McFerrin

By the looks of things, it might seem like Bobby McFerrin’s royalties for the 1988 single “Don’t Worry, Be Happy” have finally run out: The golden-throated vocalist is currently living in a church rectory in Philadelphia.

The truth is, McFerrin has neither joined rank with the homeless who seek refuge from the bone-chilling Philadelphia winter nights in a church shelter, nor has he run out of dough. He’s renovating a house nearby, and he needed a place to stay while the contractors did their magic.

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