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Lyr Req: Get Up and Do Right (Alice Gerrard)

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Subject: Lyr Req: Get up in the Morning and do right
From: SingMore
Date: 13 Jan 10 - 12:48 PM

Can someone who "hears better" than I do help? I have Alice Garrard's CD with this song, and I have slowed it down, but I STILL can't get all the words to the verses. Anyone? Thanks.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Get up in the Morning and do right
From: SingMore
Date: 13 Jan 10 - 12:54 PM

For whatever it's worth, I'll throw in my efforts so far. It gets pretty useless on the last verse:


You can holler you want about the job so bad
Complain about all the things that you can't have
You're in a big rush and down [and sad?]
Come on, children; come on now, now, now

You wonder why this world's a-going downhill
Bigwigs and politicians lie and cheat to steal
They're doing wrong to people in the name of freedom
Come on, children; come on.

You don't need all the cars and toys you think you need
Substitute a bit of kindness for all degree
Throw a little happiness out in your field
Come on, children; come on now, now

There's a man downtown; he's a-sleeping on a grate
A woman got [customs] showing on her face
A little baby child [is a rescue case?]


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Get up in the Morning and do right
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 15 Jan 10 - 02:47 PM

I found Alice Gerrard's web site (note spelling).

The correct title is GET UP AND DO RIGHT. It's on the album "Foolish Lover's Waltz" by the Weems/Gerrard Band.

I can't find any lyrics or sound file online.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Get Up and Do Right (Alice Gerrard)
From: SingMore
Date: 24 Jan 10 - 11:50 PM

Yeah, Jim, I have the CD. I just can't understand all the words!


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Subject: Lyr Add: GET UP AND DO RIGHT (Alice Gerrard)
From: GUEST,Eric Zorn
Date: 23 Aug 16 - 01:20 PM

Alice and Beverly Smith released this song on their CD "The Cherry Tree" (2013) and the lyrics are clear. A note in the liner says that "Alice originally wrote this song with another verse, at the time, seemed appropriate about people not being satisfied with their jobs. In the recent and current climate of joblessness and people laid off and out of work, it seemed no longer appropriate.


GET UP AND DO RIGHT
As recorded by Alice Gerrard and Beverly Smith

CHORUS: Get up in the morning and do right.
Don't you get up and go and do wrong.
Get up in the morning and do right,
All day long.

1. You wonder why this world's a-going downhill.
Bigwigs and politicians lie, cheat and steal.
We're doing wrong to people in the name of freedom
Come on, children; come on, now, now.

2. You don't need all the cars and toys you think you need.
Substitute a bit of kindness for all the greed.
Sow a little happiness out in your field.
Come on, children; come on now, now.

3. There's a man downtown; he's a-sleeping on a grate.
A woman's got cuts and bruises showing on her face.
A little baby child needs a refuge place.
Come on children, come on now, now.


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