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jeffs 11 Oct 98 - 07:30 PM
skw@ 13 Oct 98 - 03:57 AM
jeffs 14 Oct 98 - 07:30 PM
ML in Ottawa 17 Oct 98 - 10:04 PM
Dicho (Frank Staplin) 11 Dec 01 - 04:45 PM
Dicho (Frank Staplin) 11 Dec 01 - 05:48 PM
masato sakurai 12 Dec 01 - 09:47 AM
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Subject: Lyr Add: HONEY IN THE ROCK^^
From: jeffs
Date: 11 Oct 98 - 07:30 PM

Does anybody have anything more? I was a a bit surprised that it isn't (wasn't) in digital tradition. I couldn't find it on the web either.

jeffs


chorus
Honey in the rock for all Gods children
Honey in the rock, honey in the rock
Honey in the rock for all Gods children
Feed every child of God

If religion were a thing that money could buy
Feed every child of God
The rich would live and the poor would die
Feed every child of God

Some say Peter and some say Paul,
But I say one lord made us all

I'll climb and I'll climb that mountain top
I'll climb and I'll climb and I'll never stop

The tallest tree in Paradise
Some just call it the tree of life

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Subject: Lyr Add: HONEY IN THE ROCK^^
From: skw@
Date: 13 Oct 98 - 03:57 AM

Jeffs, thanks for giving me the push to take down the words to this. It's on a Guy and Candie Carawan LP, 'The Land Knows You're There' (1986; see a parallel thread for the title song). In the sleeve notes, Guy says: ' I heard the beautiful chorus to [this] from my neighbour Alice Wine when I lived on Johns Island, South Carolina. I added the verses, words and music, to make it a song I could sing.' - Susanne

Chorus
Honey in the rock for all God's children
Honey in the rock, honey in the rock
Honey in the rock for all God's children
Feed every child of God

If religion was a thing that your money could buy
> Feed every child of God
The rich would live and the poor would die
> Feed every child of God
But I thank my soul that it is not so
> Feed every child of God
Both the rich and poor together must go
> Feed every child of God

Some say Peter and some say Paul
Remember that the one God made us all
I'll climb and climb and I'll never stop
I'll climb until I reach that mountain top

The tallest tree in Paradise
People call it the tree of life
And all you little children
You got a right to the tree of life


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Subject: RE: honey in the rock : more lyrics?
From: jeffs
Date: 14 Oct 98 - 07:30 PM

Thank You!


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Subject: Lyr Add: HONEY IN THE ROCK^^
From: ML in Ottawa
Date: 17 Oct 98 - 10:04 PM

1.Hypocrite, hypocrite, God despise; (Feed every child of God.)
Tongue's so clean, but he still tell lies; (Feed every...)

2. We can have justice if we care, (Feed every...)
Right is right and fair is fair, (Feed every...)
Heart to heart and hand to hand; (Feed every...)
Together we'll push to the Promised Land. (Feed every...)

3. When I'm happy I'll shout and sing, (Feed every...)
And make the heavenly spirit ring. (Feed every...)

4. One of these mornings bright and fair, (Feed every...)
Gonna take my flight in the middle of the air, (Feed every...)
One of these nights about twelve o'clock, (Feed every...)
This whole world's gonna reel and rock. (Feed every...)

5. If we're gonna be fair, we gotta open the door; (Feed every...)
We gotta house the homeless and feed the poor. (Feed every...)
If the chains hold us down, we gotta break the lock, (Feed every...)
Then we'll taste sweet honey in the rock. (Feed every...)

HTML line breaks added. --JoeClone, 4-Feb-02.


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Subject: Lyr Add: HONEY IN THE ROCK
From: Dicho (Frank Staplin)
Date: 11 Dec 01 - 04:45 PM

Lyr Add: HONEY IN THE ROCK III

Mother, mother, come and see
What the Lord has done for me
I am so humble
Never get tired
I am walkin' by my Savior's side.

Cho.
Honey in the rock, honey in the rock
Oh it taste like honey in the rock
Go taste and see dear Lord 'tis good
Oh hit taste like honey in the rock.

Brother, brother, come and see
What the Lord has done for me
I am so humble
Never get tired
I am walkin' by my Savior's side.

Sister, sister, come and see, etc.

Gambler, gambler, can't you see, etc.

Sinners, sinners, can't you see, etc.

"Honey In The Rock," the Ruby Pickins Tartt Collection of Religious Folk Songs from Sumter County, Alabama, 1991, edited by Olivia and Jack Solomon, Mercer University Press, p. 111.
Based on Song of Moses, his last speech to the Israelites.
Vera Hall gave John Lomax a version of this song for the Library of Congress Recording Project in Sumter County.
@religion @spiritual


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Subject: RE: honey in the rock : more lyrics?
From: Dicho (Frank Staplin)
Date: 11 Dec 01 - 05:48 PM

I have duplicated Rich R's posting on thread 19957. Sorry.


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Subject: RE: honey in the rock : more lyrics?
From: masato sakurai
Date: 12 Dec 01 - 09:47 AM

A different version of "Honey in the Rock" was sung by A.C. Forehand & Blind Mamie Forehand and was recorded in 1927 (on Storefront & Streetcorner Gospel 1927-1929, Document DOCD-5054). Still another version was by Five Blind Boys of Alabama, in c.1950/51 (reissued on Five Blind Boys of Alabama 1948-1951, FLY CD 946). The first three lines are the same as those in Sweet Honey in the Rock's version of "Sweet Honey in the Rock" below, which is a "new version by Bernice Reagon" (on Sweet Honey in the Rock, Flying Fish FF 70022):

SWEET HONEY IN THE ROCK

Sweet honey in the rock
Sweet honey in the rock
Know it taste like honey in the rock
I come warm, I come gentle, and I come strong, and I come cooing
Know it taste like honey in the rock

Incidentally, Rev. D.C. Rice sang a song seemingly not related but containing the line "there is honey in the rock for you etc." repeatedly in his sermon record titled "A Sure Foundation" (1928) (on Rev. D.C. Rice 1928-1930, Document DOCD-5071).

~Masato

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZuzWwh2MoRg


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