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Tune Req: Run On (God's Gonna Cut You Down)

GUEST,Jay 01 Jun 07 - 03:54 PM
GUEST,Jay 01 Jun 07 - 03:54 PM
Joe Offer 01 Jun 07 - 06:16 PM
Peace 01 Jun 07 - 08:22 PM
Peace 01 Jun 07 - 08:29 PM
Peace 01 Jun 07 - 08:35 PM
masato sakurai 01 Jun 07 - 08:41 PM
GUEST,Joe Offer, at the Women's Center 01 Jun 07 - 10:26 PM
GUEST,Earle 09 Apr 09 - 10:17 PM
GUEST 17 Dec 09 - 08:42 PM
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Subject: RE: PermaThread? Unanswered Requests
From: GUEST,Jay
Date: 01 Jun 07 - 03:54 PM

I'm looking for the origins and the tune for a song originally titled
"Run On", which also has alternate titles; and variations of the tune.


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Subject: RE: PermaThread? Unanswered Requests
From: GUEST,Jay
Date: 01 Jun 07 - 03:54 PM

Thanks in advance :)


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Subject: Tune Req: Run On
From: Joe Offer
Date: 01 Jun 07 - 06:16 PM

Hi, Jay -
Hope you don't mind that I moved you over to a specifically-titled thread. Can you tell us anything more about the song? Who sings it, what are the lyrics, where did you hear it?
If you have lyrics, please post what you know of the song. Titles can be misleading, so it's best to share whatever you have.
-Joe Offer-


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Run On
From: Peace
Date: 01 Jun 07 - 08:22 PM

Very good overview here. (I was directed to this by a friend.)


NB: There is a link to the words Johnny Cash used at the bottom of the page. FYI.


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Run On
From: Peace
Date: 01 Jun 07 - 08:29 PM

'"God's Gonna Cut You Down", also known as "Run On", is a traditional folk song which has been recorded by numerous artists representing a variety of genres.'

from the link above.


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Run On
From: Peace
Date: 01 Jun 07 - 08:35 PM

Youtube link to Johnny Cash singin' the song.

(And some other folks, too.)


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Run On
From: masato sakurai
Date: 01 Jun 07 - 08:41 PM

From Elvis Presley: Original Versions of Songs He Sang:
Run On recorded by Elvis on Wednesday, 25 May, 1966
Written by: Traditional
Originally recorded by Golden Gate Quartet in 1947
Hear Elvis's version on: How Great Thou Art; Amazing Grace (CD 1)
Originally called the Golden Gate Jubilee Quartet, the Golden Gate Quartet started singing together in the mid-1930s. They gradually moved from a pure gospel repertoire to include pop and jazz numbers. They moved from the USA to France in 1959 where they enjoyed considerable popularity. The Golden Gate Quartet's version of this song was released on Bluebird under the title," God's Gonna Cut 'Em Down." The number has also been recorded by Odetta, with the similar title, "God's Gonna Cut You Down."


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Subject: ADD: God's Gonna Cut You Down (Run On)
From: GUEST,Joe Offer, at the Women's Center
Date: 01 Jun 07 - 10:26 PM

God's Gonna Cut You Down (Run On)
(Traditional)

You can run on for a long time
Run on for a long time
Run on for a long time
Sooner or later God'll cut you down
Sooner or later God'll cut you down

Go tell that long tongue liar
Go and tell that midnight rider
Tell the rambler, the gambler, the back biter
Tell 'em that God's gonna cut 'em down
Tell 'em that God's gonna cut 'em down

Well my goodness gracious let me tell you the news
My head's been wet with the midnight dew
I've been down on bended knee talkin' to the man from Galilee
He spoke to me in the voice so sweet
I thought I heard the shuffle of the angel's feet
He called my name and my heart stood still
When he said, "John go do My will!"

Go tell that long tongue liar
Go and tell that midnight rider
Tell the rambler, the gambler, the back biter
Tell 'em that God's gonna cut 'em down
Tell 'em that God's gonna cut 'em down

You can run on for a long time
Run on for a long time
Run on for a long time
Sooner or later God'll cut you down
Sooner or later God'll cut you down

Well you may throw your rock and hide your hand
Workin' in the dark against your fellow man
But as sure as God made black and white
What's down in the dark will be brought to the light

You can run on for a long time
Run on for a long time
Run on for a long time
Sooner or later God'll cut you down
Sooner or later God'll cut you down

Go tell that long tongue liar
Go and tell that midnight rider
Tell the rambler, the gambler, the back biter
Tell 'em that God's gonna cut you down
Tell 'em that God's gonna cut you down
Tell 'em that God's gonna cut you down


source: http://www.oldielyrics.com/lyrics/johnny_cash/gods_gonna_cut_you_down.html
There's a broadband connection at the Women's Center, so I was able to watch YouTube for the first time. The video for this cut was terrific.


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Run On (God's Gonna Cut You Down)
From: GUEST,Earle
Date: 09 Apr 09 - 10:17 PM

Does anybody out there know who owns the rights to the song lyrics or if they are public domain?

"Traditional" lends me to believe they are so old they can be recorded by whomever.

Thanks!


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Run On (God's Gonna Cut You Down)
From: GUEST
Date: 17 Dec 09 - 08:42 PM

http://www.secondhandsongs.com/song/6688

Run on for a Long Time by Bill Landford & The Landfordaires (1943)


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