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Origin or info on 'You Better Mind'

TinDor 21 Nov 09 - 12:36 PM
TinDor 21 Nov 09 - 10:39 PM
GUEST,999 22 Nov 09 - 12:19 AM
Joe Offer 22 Nov 09 - 12:36 AM
TinDor 23 Nov 09 - 09:31 AM
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Subject: Origin or info on 'You Better Mind'
From: TinDor
Date: 21 Nov 09 - 12:36 PM

It sounds like a Negro spiritual but I cant find any info on it. Here are two videos of the song

"Oh, You Better Mind"

You Better Mind - UNSHAKEN


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Subject: RE: Origin or info on 'You Better Mind'
From: TinDor
Date: 21 Nov 09 - 10:39 PM

^up


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Subject: RE: Origin or info on 'You Better Mind'
From: GUEST,999
Date: 22 Nov 09 - 12:19 AM

Would you please post a few lines from the song?


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Subject: ADD: You Better Mind'
From: Joe Offer
Date: 22 Nov 09 - 12:36 AM

I see that both recordings are from Seventh-day Adventist groups.

YOU BETTER MIND

CHORUS (twice)
Oh, you better mind,
You better mind
You gotta give an account in the judgment
You better mind

Oh, you better mind how you talk,
You better mind what you're talkin' about
You gotta give an account in the judgment
You better mind

CHORUS (twice)

think...thinkin' about

preach...preachin' about

sing...singin'

CHORUS (twice)

Transcribed by ear from the Omega Quartet YouTube Recording.

The Website of the Omega Quartet does not seem to function completely.


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Subject: RE: Origin or info on 'You Better Mind'
From: TinDor
Date: 23 Nov 09 - 09:31 AM

I think found a little something on it. It seems to be an Afram slave song/negro spiritual from the Georgia/Carolina Sea Islands

John W. Work "You'd Better Min"

"Negro slaves sometimes accepted Christianity because Jesus was declared to be a guarantee against all hurt, harm, or danger…Spirituals during the aftermath of [Nat] Turner's insurrection remind one of the various descriptions of the judgment day in sacred literature…[songs such as] 'What a mornin'!' [The author quotes a song collected on the islands off the coast of South Carolina called "You'd Better Min'." i.e. You'd better min', (2X) For you got to give account in the Judgment, You'd better min']"


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