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Lyr Add: I Know the Lord's Laid His Hands On Me

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Subject: I KNOW THE LORD'S LAID HIS HANDS ON ME
From: wysiwyg
Date: 20 Sep 01 - 10:00 PM

See also:

I Know The Lord Laid His Hands On Me, Tennessee Ernie Ford's Book Of Favorite Hymns

I Know The Lord's Laid His Hands On Me, Folk Songs Of The American Negro

I Know The Lord's Laid His Hands On Me, Songs Of Southern Colleges & Old Southern Melodies

I Know The Lord's Laid His Hands On Me, Songs Of Zion (Nix)

I Know The Lord's Laid His Hands On Me, Lift Every Voice And Sing

I Know The Lord's Laid His Hands On Me, American Negro Songs

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I KNOW THE LORD'S LAID HIS HANDS ON ME
Traditional Negro Spiritual


O I know the Lord, I know the Lord
I know the Lord's laid His hands on me
O I know the Lord, I know the Lord
I know the Lord's laid His hands on me
O hands on me

Did ever you see the like before
I know the Lord's laid His hands on me
King Jesus preaching to the poor?
I know the Lord's laid His hands on me

O wasn't that a happy day...
I know the Lord's laid His hands on me
When Jesus washed my sins away
I know the Lord's laid His hands on me

Some seek the Lord and don't seek Him right
I know the Lord's laid His hands on me
They fool all day and pray at night
I know the Lord's laid His hands on me

My Lord's done just what He said
I know the Lord's laid His hands on me
He's healed the sick and raised the dead
I know the Lord's laid His hands on me


SOURCE:
Park New Choir, http://parknewchoir.free.fr/

@spirituals

SH


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Subject: Add: I KNOW THE LORD LAID HIS HANDS ON ME, II
From: wysiwyg
Date: 07 Oct 03 - 11:09 AM

The above version (with only minor variation in words) is in the songbook, SONGS OF ZION.

There also is a wonderful version on the CD, FISK UNIVERSITY JUBILEE SINGERS, Vol. 1 Swing Low, Sweet Chariot, on Document Records (available through CAMSCO). It has different verses, so there's twice as long a song if you combine them.

~Susan

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I KNOW THE LORD LAID HIS HANDS ON ME, II
Traditional

REFRAIN:
O I know the Lord, I know the Lord
I know the Lord [or, "Lord has", throughout] laid His hands on me
O I know the Lord, I know the Lord
I know the Lord laid His hands on me

VERSES:

(can't make out words) knees (??)
I know the Lord laid His hands on me
(Thank God???) my soul (???) was alive at last
I know the Lord laid His hands on me

I never shall forget that day
(I know the Lord laid His hands on me)
When Jesus washed my sins away
(I know the Lord laid His hands on me)

I never felt such a love before
(I know the Lord laid His hands on me)
And it made me run from door to door
(I know the Lord laid His hands on me)

O some of these mornings bright and fair
(I know the Lord laid His hands on me)
Gonna take my wings and cleave the air
(I know the Lord laid His hands on me)


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: I KNOW THE LORD'S LAID HIS HANDS ON
From: Jerry Rasmussen
Date: 07 Oct 03 - 11:49 AM

The Men's chorus the Gospel Messengers are in sing this song and our bass singer Joe sings the lead..

Jerry


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: I KNOW THE LORD'S LAID HIS HANDS ON
From: wysiwyg
Date: 07 Oct 03 - 11:51 AM

Jerry,

Do you have the verse I can't hear well, or any other new ones?

Does your version generally follow the melody you can hear, for the New Park Choir, at the URL above?

~Susan


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Subject: Lyr Add: I Know the Lord Has Laid His Hands On Me
From: masato sakurai
Date: 07 Oct 03 - 12:40 PM

The source for Park New Choir is very likely Hampton Institute's Religious Folk Songs of the Negro (new edition, 1920; AMS, 1973, p. 166). Another version is in Emily Hallowell's Calhoun Platation Songs (1901, 1907; AMS, 1976, p. 74):

I KNOW THE LORD HAS LAID HIS HANDS ON ME
(from Fisk Jubilee Collection)

    O, I know de Lord, I know de Lord,
    I know de Lord ha' laid His hands on me.
    O I know de Lord, I know de Lord,
    I know de Lord ha' laid His hands on me.

(Solo) My Lord done jus' what he say,
(Cho.) I know de Lord ha' laid His hands on me.
(Solo) Heal de sick an' raise de dead,
(Cho.) I know de Lord ha' laid His hands on me.

Some seek de Lord but they don't seek Him right.
    I know de Lord ha' laid His hands on me.
Fool all day an' pray at night,
    I know de Lord ha' laid His hands on me.
          O, I know de Lord etc.

Ef ever you see de light befo',
    I know de Lord ha' laid His hands on me.
Jesus preaching to the poo'
    I know de Lord ha' laid His hands on me.
          O, I know de Lord etc.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: I Know the Lord's Laid His Hands On Me
From: wysiwyg
Date: 07 Oct 03 - 12:43 PM

Masato! Good to "see" you again, my friend.

Any help on my messed up verse from the Fisk recording, Masato?

~Susan


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: I Know the Lord's Laid His Hands On Me
From: Jerry Rasmussen
Date: 07 Oct 03 - 02:01 PM

Hi, Susan:

The version we do is fairly different from this one, but it's been a couple of years since we've done and because I only sing on the responses, I don't remember the whole song. From my memory, The lead sings... very drawn out..

I know the Lord
I know the Lord
I know the Lord has laid his hands on me

I know the Lord
I know the Lord
I know the Lord has laid his hands on me

The he picks up the tempo and goes into a call and response:

Lead: I know the Lord       Response: I know the Lord
       I know the Lord                  I know the Lord
      
and begins improvising with response repeating the same line:

       Something happened               Something happened
       Feet got light                   Feet got light
       Felt allright                   Felt allright
       Allright, allright               Allright, Allright

Then the lead sings: (with the chorus in union)

Lead: Jesus laid his hands         
       Jesus laid his hands
       Jesus laid his hands on me

I have a nagging feeling that there's another section to the song...
I'll see if I can get any other words..

Jerry


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: I Know the Lord's Laid His Hands On Me
From: vectis
Date: 07 Oct 03 - 07:03 PM

What's the tune?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: I Know the Lord's Laid His Hands On Me
From: wysiwyg
Date: 07 Oct 03 - 07:28 PM

Vectis, we do not have a posted version of the tune. As far as I know it's only available in printed songbooks or on recordings. I just got mine from CAMSCO-- well worth getting.

Anyone available to do MIDIs of spirituals, from printed or viewable-online melody lines, please contact me via PM or leave word in the spirituals permathread.

~Susan


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: I Know the Lord's Laid His Hands On Me
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 07 Oct 03 - 09:51 PM

WYSIWYG, that verse you can't get is here- maybe you can make it out from this clip (Oh, down on my knees when the lion came past, (? sounds like on top of) --- my soul gonna rise at last: Hymns
(www.geocities.com/hearchoirs/listi.html)

This spiritual was printed in R. N. Dett, 1927, Religious Folk Songs of the Negro, as sung at the Hampton Institute. The Cleveland Index is incorrect, it was not included in the original edition of Fenner, 1874. It may have been added from the spirituals collected at Tuskegee (R. H. Hamilton), or added by the editors of the edition of 1891 (F. G. Rathbun), or among the 25 added in 1909 from the efforts of F. J. Work, J. C. Lee, the Calhoun Colored School of Alabama or the Penn School of South Carolina (preface to 1909 edition). I have put these names here because only Work, among these, with his books, gets credit.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: I Know the Lord's Laid His Hands On Me
From: wysiwyg
Date: 07 Oct 03 - 11:15 PM

I got it! I got it! (I think I got it.)

Down on my knees when the Lion/Light passed by,
I thought my soul would rise and fly!


I think I am hearing LION, though I would prefer it as LIGHT, to keep a theme with the other verses.

Thank you, Q. And what a GREAT site that is!

~Susan


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: I Know the Lord's Laid His Hands On Me
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 08 Oct 03 - 12:04 AM

Yep, I think you got it. Does sound like lions, which would be more in character for a Negro spiritual (I think).

But- who are the singers?? Some are in MS sound, and some of these are identified- others just have a track number. Others come up in Real Audio, again some not ident. Some are missing (e. g. I paradisi). Some are complete and others are clips. The selection is catholic- or should I say eclectic- I know an Old Woman (who swallowed---).

Pleased to find "The Trees are all Bare," listed as "A Christmas song from Sussex- Copper Family.---" on /lista. But what choir? Also on "/listt."


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: I Know the Lord's Laid His Hands On Me
From: wysiwyg
Date: 08 Oct 03 - 12:26 AM

I'm headed for bed. I THINK you can find these answers via their search.... here: http://www.geocities.com/hearchoirs/

Enter the song title and up should pop the choir listing it came from.

To narrow the topics a bit, tho haphazardly, look at the site by choir rather than by song. Heck, who cares, I know I'm gonna get lost in there for a LONG time. Hubby snoozing in recliner waiting for me to come back down from the heights, right now!

:~)

~Susan


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: I Know the Lord's Laid His Hands On Me
From: wysiwyg
Date: 08 Oct 03 - 11:19 AM

Anymore lyric clues from Masato?

~S~


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: I Know the Lord's Laid His Hands On Me
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 08 Oct 03 - 11:35 AM

Odd- I type in a title in Search, and only get sponsors' listings, and the message no matches.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: I Know the Lord's Laid His Hands On Me
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 08 Oct 03 - 11:41 AM

Some songs not available to netscape, only obtainable with IE - computer garbage comes up.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: I Know the Lord's Laid His Hands On Me
From: Roger the Skiffler
Date: 09 Oct 03 - 09:18 AM

"Slight" thread creep. I knew I had a recording of this somewhere: I tracked it down to an obscure Skiffle compilation recorded by a Charterhouse school skiffle group (UK)called "The Saddlemen".

RtS
(no fact too trival or boring to keep to myself!)


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: I Know the Lord's Laid His Hands On Me
From: wysiwyg
Date: 09 Oct 03 - 09:24 AM

Does it vary from what's posted? If so, please post details?

~S~


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: I Know the Lord's Laid His Hands On Me
From: masato sakurai
Date: 09 Oct 03 - 10:20 AM

I've not found another version so far.

~Masato


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: I Know the Lord's Laid His Hands On Me
From: Roger the Skiffler
Date: 10 Oct 03 - 03:27 AM

Susan, I'll have to listen to it again! Being a skiffle version it is probably repeated choruses, not strong on verses!
RtS


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: I Know the Lord's Laid His Hands On Me
From: Roger the Skiffler
Date: 10 Oct 03 - 09:25 AM

OK, Susan, here's the thing:
After I logged off I went for my morning walk and had the darn tune in my head the whole way! Just didn't sound like the Saddlemen version,though (theirs had been salvaged from a poor quality demo tape). When I got back I checked and found a better version on a Vipers CD (the Vipers were a 1950s skifle grtoup in the UK, Lonnie's main rivals at the time). Both versions used generic "gospel" verses.
Vipers' version (significant lines only) :
Verse 1:
One of these mornings around 12 o'clock
------------------------------------
This old world's gonna reel and rock

Verse 2:
See those children dressed in white
---------------------------------
They must be the children of the Israelites

Verse 3:
See those children dressed in black
-----------------------------------
They must be the hypocrites a-turnin' back

Verse 4:
See those children dressed in red
---------------------------------
They must be the children that Moses led.

Saddlemen version has verses one and two as above (though harder to decipher!)and a different third (and final) verse:

Listen you sinners to what I say
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The Lord is a-comin' on Judgement Day.

PS
Just read in a novel based in Texas that "Methodists are Dancin' Baptists and Baptists are Methodists that can't read". Is that a generally held opinion in the US?!!
RtS
(Raised Methodist, lapsed Quaker, devout Skiffler, married to a pillar of the Church of England)


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: I Know the Lord's Laid His Hands On Me
From: wysiwyg
Date: 10 Oct 03 - 10:11 AM

Roger, thanks! Sorry, no help from me on your denominational question. The verses you cited are the usual zipper verses, and it would be interesting to fit them in now and then.

I thought the verses posted above were in a goofy order, so I I combined and then rearranged them with a little editing to smooth singability in congregational singing.

Below is how we'll be doing it.

~S~

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I KNOW THE LORD LAID HIS HANDS ON ME
Traditional Negro Spiritual, learned from the singing of the Fisk Jubilee Singers. Verses edited by Susan O. Hinton.



REFRAIN:
O I know the Lord, I know the Lord,
(I know the Lord laid His hands on me.)
O I know the Lord, I know the Lord,
(I know the Lord laid His hands on me.)

I never shall forget that day...
(I know the Lord laid His hands on me.)
When Jesus washed my sins away.
(I know the Lord laid His hands on me.)

I never felt such love before;
(I know the Lord laid His hands on me.)
And it made me run from door to door.
(I know the Lord laid His hands on me.)

Some seek the Lord and don't seek Him right;
(I know the Lord laid His hands on me.)
They sin all day and pray at night.
(I know the Lord laid His hands on me.)

Did ever you see the like before?
(I know the Lord laid His hands on me.)
King Jesus preaching to the poor?
(I know the Lord laid His hands on me.)

My Lord has done just what He said;
(I know the Lord laid His hands on me.)
Healed the sick and raised the dead.
(I know the Lord laid His hands on me.)

Down on my knees when the Lion passed by,
(I know the Lord laid His hands on me.)
I thought my soul would rise and fly!
(I know the Lord laid His hands on me.)

O one of these mornings, bright and fair,
(I know the Lord laid His hands on me.)
Gonna take my wings and cleave the air.
(I know the Lord laid His hands on me.)


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: I Know the Lord's Laid His Hands On M
From: PageOfCups
Date: 10 Oct 03 - 02:35 PM

I'm waiting for the parody: I Know Arnold's Laid His Hands On Me

PoC
going into the "time out" corner without being told


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: I Know the Lord's Laid His Hands On Me
From: Jerry Rasmussen
Date: 10 Oct 03 - 03:09 PM

Hey, Roger...

Having been a card-carrying Methodist and a card-carrying Baptist (and a card-carrying Lutheran and a card-carrying Catholic) I'd have to say that I've never seen a Methodist dance (although I have no doubt that they do) and I've danced with Baptists (my wife being one.)Does that make my wife and all her family (who dance and will do the Electric Slide and the Macarena at the drop of a hat) closet Methodists? Even more confusing, I know both Methodists and Baptists who can read.

I e-mailed the Director of the Baptist Men's Chorus I sing in and asked him where he got the lyrics to this song. We have practice Monday night, so I'll see if he has any further information. He's from Mississippi and I suspect that, like so many songs we do, he just remembers singing them when he was growing up... not from any book or recording. If he can add anything, I'll post it to this thread.


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