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Lyr Req: Ezekiel (Saw the Wheel)

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PSzymeczek 07 Apr 07 - 08:31 PM
Peace 07 Apr 07 - 08:42 PM
Q (Frank Staplin) 07 Apr 07 - 09:03 PM
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Subject: Lyr Req: Ezekiel (Saw the Wheel)
From: PSzymeczek
Date: 07 Apr 07 - 08:31 PM

Does anyone know where I can find these lyrics? The song was recorded by the Weavers and also by the Rooftop Singers.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Ezekiel (Saw the Wheel)
From: Peace
Date: 07 Apr 07 - 08:42 PM

Here ya go.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Ezekiel (Saw the Wheel)
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 07 Apr 07 - 09:03 PM

See thread 42235 for several versions: Ezekiel
This thread also links other threads.

Also see Spirituals Permathread (found by scrolling down in FAQ).

I don't know if any of these were the texts used by the Weavers or the Rooftops. There are many variations.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Ezekiel (Saw the Wheel)
From: Peace
Date: 07 Apr 07 - 09:14 PM

I hear you. Sorry not to have checked the DT first. I always assume (I kno, I kno) that people have done that, but many folks aren't aware it's there. Myself included, I guess.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Ezekiel (Saw the Wheel)
From: Azizi
Date: 07 Apr 07 - 10:40 PM

Here's another version of Ezekiel Saw The Wheel:

Ezekiel Saw de Wheel

(idea) by Infinite Burn (3.9 mon) (print)    ?   1 C! Thu Feb 01 2001 at 1:28:55


Ezekiel saw de wheel
Way up in de middle o' de air
Ezekiel saw de wheel
Way in de middle o' de air

De big wheel run by faith,
De little wheel run by de grace of god
A wheel wid'in a wheel
Way in de middle o' de air

Better min' my sister,
How you walk on de cross
Way in de middle o' de air
Yo' foot might slip
An' yo' soul be los'
Way in de' middle o' de air

Ezekiel saw de wheel
Way up in de middle o' de air
Ezekiel saw de wheel
Way in de middle o' de air

De big wheel run by faith,
De little wheel run by de grace of god
A wheel wid'in a wheel
Way in de middle o' de air

Ol' Satan wears a club foot shoe
Way in de middle o' de air
If you don' min' he'll slip it on you
Way in de middle o' de air

Ezekiel saw de wheel
Way up in de middle o' de air
Ezekiel saw de wheel
Way in de middle o' de air

De big wheel run by faith,
De little wheel run by de grace of god
A wheel wid'in a wheel
Way in de middle o' de air

http://www.everything2.com/index.pl?node_id=933521

And here's a YouTube video of [basically] that text version:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NpEJPNFQSoY

Added June 30, 2006 ;From glenr
"The Henry M. Gunn High School Choir performing 'Ezekiel Saw The Wheel' at ss Bonifacio e Allessio Basilica in Rome. Saturday, June 24, 2006. Solo by Dane Price".


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Ezekiel (Saw the Wheel)
From: Azizi
Date: 07 Apr 07 - 10:51 PM

I found several other video of the African American spiritual Ezekiel Saw The Wheel on YouTube. I selected that one because its words, tempo, and arrangement was closer to the one that I remember from my childhood and youth.

And may I say again that I vehementally dislike spirituals sung in [supposedly] Black dialect. In my not at all humble opinion, if you want to turn off Black audiences, sing spirituals in those dialects.

For some reason, my last comment reminds me of this fragment of a spiritual:

Chorus:
[Soloist or part of the choir]:
You better mind.
[Rest of choir]:
You better mind.
[Soloist or part of the choir]:
You better mind.
[Rest of choir]:
You better mind.
[All]:
You gotta give an account at the judgement.
You better mind.

{Add floating four line verses such as found in Ezekiel Saw The Wheel". Sing "You better mind" after each line of those verses. End with "You gotta give an account of the judgement. You better mind"]

-snip-

'nuff said.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Ezekiel (Saw the Wheel)
From: GUEST,banjopicker
Date: 29 Nov 11 - 11:19 AM

I dont know about The Weavers ever recording it I may be wrong but I know the Rooftop singers did it.


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