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Origins: Come On Up To the House (Tom Waits?)

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Subject: Origins: Come On Up To the House
From: Richie
Date: 01 Jun 10 - 02:29 PM

Hi,

Apparently Tom Wait's "Come On Up To the House" is a spiritual. Where did it come from?

Are there other lyrics?

TY

Richie


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Subject: RE: Origins: Come On Up To the House
From: Richie
Date: 01 Jun 10 - 08:45 PM

Waiheke Island acapella group Sister Shout performs the song on youtube.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d368moU6uMM

Is it a spiritual?

Richie


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Subject: RE: Origins: Come On Up To the House
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 01 Jun 10 - 10:52 PM

I vaguely recall a gospel song "Come up to the house." Can't locate it.
It was no relation of the Waits song- something about coming up to the house of God.

I couldn't understand much of what the NZ group were singing. Dunno.


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Subject: RE: Origins: Come On Up To the House
From: wysiwyg
Date: 02 Jun 10 - 09:13 AM

There is another gospel song ("Come on in this house") that sounds (to me) a lot more like what might have flowed out of the spirituals tradition.

It's hard to be sure, tho, anytime someone sez a song "is a spiritual"-- for many reasons.

One reason is that authentic spirituals ARE still flowing out of memory, bubbling up in present generations from songs learned from the grandmothers. For this reason the "Spirituals" permathread lists ANY song whose possible spirituals relationship is discussed-- not to "label" the song as a spiritual but to make a discussion about it findable.

~Susan


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Subject: RE: Origins: Come On Up To the House
From: GUEST,Callie
Date: 02 Jun 10 - 09:29 AM

far as i know it's a spiritual written by Tom Waits. what's the mystery?


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Subject: RE: Origins: Come On Up To the House
From: Tannywheeler
Date: 02 Jun 10 - 11:38 AM

Sarah Jarosz does a song by that name on her first album. Sarah is a young woman of whom central Texas folkies/old-timers/bluegrassers/older country aficionados are justifiably PROUD. See her when you can. It will be a treat for anyone who does. Tw


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Subject: RE: Origins: Come On Up To the House
From: Rain Dog
Date: 15 Jun 10 - 03:18 PM

Sarah Jarosz covers the Waits/Brennan song

I like this video that Anders Lövgren did for the song

Come On Up to the House


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Subject: RE: Origins: Come On Up To the House
From: ClaireBear
Date: 15 Jun 10 - 04:20 PM

That's one terrific spiritual, source aside.

I especially like the line "Get down of the cross, we can use the wood."

Perhaps I'll suggest it for church -- we're always looking for new material.

C


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Subject: RE: Origins: Come On Up To the House
From: Rain Dog
Date: 06 Jan 11 - 12:41 PM

Hope Community Church worship team covering the Tom Waits song "Come on Up to the house" on 1/02/11. Thanks to Sarah Jarosz for her excellent arrangement of this song.


Come On Up to the House


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