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Lyr/Tune Req: Will the Waters Be Chilly

Barbara Shaw 09 Nov 09 - 04:13 PM
maeve 09 Nov 09 - 04:45 PM
oldhippie 09 Nov 09 - 05:49 PM
catspaw49 09 Nov 09 - 05:58 PM
oldhippie 09 Nov 09 - 06:01 PM
Q (Frank Staplin) 09 Nov 09 - 07:41 PM
Amos 09 Nov 09 - 11:55 PM
GUEST,leeneia 10 Nov 09 - 03:07 PM
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Subject: Looking for: Will the Waters Be Chilly
From: Barbara Shaw
Date: 09 Nov 09 - 04:13 PM

Heard this song once at NOMAD several years ago, during a workshop with the Patons, Karen K, the Beans, a few others I didn't know. I've asked them all, by the way, and no one remembers it!

Google tells me it's an old hymn that's contained in certain old books, none of which I have. Does anyone know where I can find the lyrics and melody online? Sheet music would be good, an mp3 would be great, lyrics and a midi would suffice.


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Subject: RE: Looking for: Will the Waters Be Chilly
From: maeve
Date: 09 Nov 09 - 04:45 PM

Looks like it was recorded by: Murphy, Jeanie; and Scott Marckx. Time's Been Sweet, Murphy, CD (199?), trk# 9
Contact Ms. Murphy at:
   Jeanie Murphy
   402 14th St. SW
   Puyallup WA 98371
muma5@earthlink.net
*************************
or try Byy the shape note book with "Will the Waters Be Chilly?" to buy the hymnal.
**************************
Regards,

maeve


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Subject: RE: Looking for: Will the Waters Be Chilly
From: oldhippie
Date: 09 Nov 09 - 05:49 PM

Partial lyrics:

Show pity, Lord, O Lord forgive
Prepare me, Lord, to die
Will the waters be chilly
Will the waters be chilly
Will the waters be chilly
When I'm called to die.


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Subject: RE: Looking for: Will the Waters Be Chilly
From: catspaw49
Date: 09 Nov 09 - 05:58 PM

So the guy arrives at the Pearly Gates and St. Peter takes a look at him and the guy exclaims, "I can't help it.....the water was chilly!"


Spaw


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Subject: RE: Looking for: Will the Waters Be Chilly
From: oldhippie
Date: 09 Nov 09 - 06:01 PM

found this referencce at: http://whmc.umsystem.edu/invent/3826aclist.html


a.c. 147 JOSEPH C. HICKERSON, Head of the Archive of Folk Song, Library Congress. 16 June 1976, at UMC in group sing. Bill Weaver, Dave Para, Ruth Barton, etc. Recorded by A.E. Schroeder. Noise on recording and some comments not comprehensible. Singers could not always be identified.
Side 1: Joe Hickerson, "Long Gone";
Bill Weaver, "I Believe if I Lived My Life Again,"
"Did You Feed My Cow?"
"Bile Them Cabbage Down," with bones and leaf;
"Knoxville Girl,";
"What'll I Do With the Baby O";
"It's a Gift To Be Simple";
"Beaver Tune";
"Amazing Grace";
"Will the Waters Be Chilly?"
"Down in the Arkansas";
"I Gave My Love a Cherry";
Parody of "I Gave My Love a Cherry."

Side 2: "Jimmy Crack Corn";
"Daisy";
Mr. Kelley: "Ticklish Reuben";
"Turkey in the Straw";
"Du, Du Liegst Mir im Herzen";
"The Willow Garden";
"Rosin the Bow";
"The Steels of the White Man."
"Billy in the Alley";
banjo tune, "Sally Ann";
"Liza Jane";
"Catalina, Battalina.";
"Down to the Well";
"Amazing Grace";
"Gypsy Davy";
"The Unquiet Grave";
"Blow the Candles Out";
"Cigarettes and Whiskey";
"The Cleans


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Subject: RE: Looking for: Will the Waters Be Chilly
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 09 Nov 09 - 07:41 PM

In the hymnal, "Favorite Songs and Hymns," worshipmusic.com; $9.95


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Subject: RE: Looking for: Will the Waters Be Chilly
From: Amos
Date: 09 Nov 09 - 11:55 PM

Title
Will the waters be chilly? [sound recording]
Recording engineer
Halpert, Herbert
Singer
Martin, W. L., Mrs.
Place of Publication/Creation
Hillsville, Virginia
Date Recorded
03-1939
Language
English
Form
sound recording
Collection Description
H. Halpert 1939 Southern States Recordings
Repository
American Folklife Center, Library of Congress
Sung by Mrs. W. L. Martin.
Note
Text read from J. B. Vaughan, Resurrected Songs Prepared for the Church (Athens, Ga., ca. 1904), p. 93.
Subject
United States of America--Virginia--Hillsville
AFC Number
AFC 1939/005
AFS Number
AFS 02752 A03
Updated

"Father and Mother, weep not, for Agnes is in the green, peaceful
bowers of Paradise. She is being led, fed and refreshed by the great Shephard of the sheep
and lambs, who was himself once a child, that he might sanctify the tender age of infancy
and who in the days of His flesh, pressed infants to his bosom and speaking those comforting
words, " suffer little children to come unto me and forbid them not." Agnes and a few days
before she died, "Jesus is Passing This Way, " and " Will the Waters be Chilly?" The smile
left on her face is one evidence that the "waters" were not "chilly" to her but that she had
passed into the Elysian fields, where sickness, sorrow and death will have no more influence
over her precious little body.

By: J. W. Duncan

October 17, 1900 page 15 col 4       (Shady Grave Cem. Jersey) "


Schroeder, Adolf E. (1916- ) and Rebecca B. (1921- ), Folk Song and Folklore Collection, 1957-1987 (C3826)

184 audio cassettes, 2 records, 23 audio tapes, 2 video cassettes, .2 l.f.
For a general overview of this collection, please see the Information Sheet. Please note that av materials cannot be duplicated. For assistance with this collection, please contact the reference staff.
Will the Waters Be Chilly, a.c. 147



Show pity, Lord, O Lord forgive,


Prepare me, Lord, to die

Will the waters be chilly, will the waters

be chilly, Will the waters be chilly when I'm

called to die?

—Cumberland Mt. Folk Song (Excerpted from Time

Not much to go on, I'm afraid.


A


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Subject: RE: Looking for: Will the Waters Be Chilly
From: GUEST,leeneia
Date: 10 Nov 09 - 03:07 PM

Are you getting ready for Halloween, or what?


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