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Lyr Add: Come By Yuh (Spiritual)

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Subject: Lyr Add: Come By Yuh (Spiritual)
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 03 Feb 12 - 02:56 PM

COME BY YUH
Carolina Low Country spiritual

1
Somebody need you, come by *yuh,
Somebody need you, come by yuh,
Somebody need you. come by yuh,
Oh Lawd, come by yuh.
2
Wan' tuh git tuh Heben, come by yuh, (3x)
Oh, Lawd, come by yuh.
3
Soon in duh mawnin', come by yuh (3x)
Oh, Lawd, come by yuh.
4
Jedus duh call you, come by yuh, (3x)
Oh, Lawd, come by yuh.
5
Cyan' cross duh ribbuh, come by yuh, (3x)
Oh, Lawd, come by yuh.
6
Yo' fadduh duh call you, come by yuh, (3x)
Oh, Lawd, come by yuh.
7
On duh way tuh Glory, come by yuh, (3x)
Oh, Lawd, come by yuh.
8
Gwine down tuh Jerdan, come by yuh, (3x)
Oh, Lawd, come by yuh.
9
Pain got duh body, come by yuh, (3x)
Oh, Lawd, come by yuh.
*here.

Pp. 308-308, with musical score. The leader sings the first part of the line, the congregation sings "come by yuh." The leader sings the last line of the verse.

Spirituals collected by the Society for the Preservation of Sprirtuals. Section on spirituals in the book arranged by Katharine C. Hutton et al. Two selections recorded on discs; no longer available.

Augustine T. Smythe et al., 1931, The Carolina Low-Country, The Macmillan Company, NY.

Nerd (16 Dec 08) posted the text in thread 65010, but without heading, and the spiritual did not enter the Permathread.
Origins, Kumbaya .

The spiritual probably is the origin of the song Kumbaya.


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Subject: RE: Origins: Kumbaya
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 04 Feb 12 - 01:44 PM

I posted the spiritual "Come By Yuh" in a separate thread, to emphasize its distinctness and put it in a form that could be recorded in the Spirituals Permathread.

There is no certainty that Frey's gospel song is derived from this Carolina low-country spiritual, other than similarity in pronunciation of the title. (see cross-referenced threads.)

Same intent as the old spiritual, "Jesus, won't you come b'm-by? [by and by], with Jesus substituted for Lord.

Also see 1st verse of "Jesus won't you come by here" in Rise Up Singing p. 94 (other verses there are floaters). A better version of this old white(?) gospel song on youtube-
"Jesus won't you come by here"
youtube, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H5gk3wowcVw

John Fahey plays it well on his guitar as an instrumental, also youtube- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TDbs8qRESVs

Sheet music for a version here, "words and music Traditional Christian."
http://pwdonline.info/documents/JesusWontYou Comeby.pdf

"Lord, Won't You Come By Here" in the Ruby Pickens Tartt Collection in Solomon and Solomon, Honey in the Rock," p. 27.
This is much closer to the Carolina low-country spiritual, it's occurrence in Alabama suggests that it was fairly widespread.

Madelyn Sheppard published it, Eight Selected Spirituals, 1926. See Bluegrass Messengers, http:/bluegrassmessengers.com/621-o-lord-wont-you-come-by-here.aspx.

John A. Lomax collected it in Texas (John A. Lomax, Texas Recordings, 1941).
Also in Lib. Congress, unidentified singer in Alabama, 1941, coll. Sonkin.

"O Lord, Won't You Come By Here," Frank C. Brown Collection of North Carolina Folklore, vol. 3, p. 658,, 3 verses, Negro, coll. Boyd, 1927, "Somebody's sick; Lord, Come By Here, etc."

"Come By Here, Good Lord", old gospel, instrumental on youtube
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UqW3xogskk

Also, at funeral, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7kK_xZ7w548
Billy Bishop, etc.

I have tried to find an origin for this, but it seems to be 'anon.' and nothing certain before 1920s.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Come By Yuh (Spiritual)
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 05 Feb 12 - 02:50 PM

Lyr. Add: LORD, WON'T YOU COME BY HERE

1
Oh, Lord, won't you come by here
Lord, won't you come by here
Oh. Lord, won't you come by here
Lord, won't you come by here
Oh Lord, won't you come by here
Lord, won't you come by here.
2
Now Lord, hit's er needy time
Now Lord, hit's a needy time
Oh, Lord, hit's a needy time
Now, Lord, hit's a needy time (3x)
3
Lord, I'm er motherless child (2x)
Oh, Lord, I'm er motherless child
Lord, I'm er motherless child (3x)
4
Lord, won't you hear me cry (2x)
Oh, Lord, won't you hear me cry
Lord, won't you hear me cry (3x)
5
Lord, I'm goin' down in your name (2x)
Oh, Lord, I'm goin' down in your name
Lord, I'm goin' down in your name.

"Come by here" is a Southern idiom for transportation and visiting, some intrusion into the pattern of daily routine, as in "The train doesn't come by here."
------
"Oral-musical qualities of the pulpit cadence dominate this artistically superior and moving prayer of the desolate."
Notes with the hymn.
No. 27. 1984, O. and J. Solomon, Honey in the Rock, Ruby Pickens Tartt Collection of Religious Folk Songs from Sumpter County, Alabama, Mercer University Press.
Tartt MSS., Alabama Archives, collection completed by 1937.

Outside of the pulpit, the first and second verses continue in the gospel song, "Needed Time" (variously titled).


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Come By Yuh (Spiritual)
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 05 Feb 12 - 03:36 PM

Lightnin Hopkins changes "Lord" to "Jesus" in his classic version of Needed Time which is similar to "Lord, won't you come by here."

Lyr. Add: NEEDED TIME

Jesus, will you come by here (3x)

Now is the needed time (3x)

....... won't be long (3x) (help needed)

Now is the needed time (3x)

Jesus, won't you come by here (3x)

Repetition

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XNAXLtfQd7y

Eric Bibb sings Needed Time including verses "I'm down on my knees, down on my knees praying" and "If you don't be long, won't you come by here."
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5wjPMbaDdjE

EriC Bibb sings a with different emphasis-
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i3pvIhYlJRA&feature=related


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Come By Yuh (Spiritual)
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 05 Feb 12 - 03:57 PM

Lyr. Add: O LORD, WON'T YOU COME BY HERE?
Pamlico Co., c. 1927-1928

1
Somebody's sick; Lord, come by here (3x)
O Lord, won't you come by here!
2
Somebody's dying; Lord, come by here.
(Same repetition)
3
Somebody's in trouble; Lord, come by here.
(Same repetition)

From Bluegrass Messengers:
http://www.bluegrassmessengers.com/621-o-lord-wont-you-come-by-here.aspx
"From Julian P. Boyd, as coll. from Minnie Lee," pupil at Alliance school.
Called a fragment, but likely complete. The song depends on a few lines and repetition.

A song with same title in Madelyn Sheppard, 1926, "Eight Selected Spirituals," pp. 18-20, New York (not seen).


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Come By Yuh (Spiritual)
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 05 Feb 12 - 04:11 PM

Sheet music for Jesus, Won't You Come By Here, with hand and step movements.

Lyr. Add: Jesus, Won't You Come By Here
"Traditional Christian"

Jesus, won't you come by here, oh-oh,
Jesus won't you come by here
Jesus, wont you come by here

Now is a needed time, oh-oh,
Now is a needed time
Now is a needed time

With chords.

No additional information.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Come By Yuh (Spiritual)
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 05 Feb 12 - 05:41 PM

Added note to O Lord, Won't You Come By Here posted from Bluegrass Messengers site.
Their source was Frank C. Brown, North Carolina Folklore, vol. 3, Folksongs from North Carolina, no. 621, p. 658. Called a "Negro fragment."


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Come By Yuh (Spiritual)
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 05 Feb 12 - 06:35 PM

Lordy, Won't You Come By Here, Georgia Peach, clip.
Gospel Warriors: 50 Years of Female Gospel Classics, track 3; can be heard in full at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pOIXsuVdH3k


Clara Hudman Ghelston Brock, recorded 1931.

O Lord, can you hear me praying
My Lord, can you hear me praying (I love you)
I Love you- hear me pray

O Lord, won't you come by here, etc.

http://www.artistdirect.com/nad/window/media/page/0,,94448-1057024,00.html


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Come By Yuh (Spiritual)
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 05 Feb 12 - 06:52 PM

Can you identify this white gospel singer? Has he recorded?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EM7q-nuVAZ8&feature=related.

Jesus, Won't You Come By Here

I'm prayin' for you to come down here
I'm Praying for you to come down here
Praying for you to come down here

Now is the needy time (needed?)
Now is the needy time
Now is the needy time

I'm down on my knees and praying
Down on my knees and praying
Jesus, won't you come by here

Jesus, won't you come by here
O Jesus, won't you come by here
Jesus, won't you come by here

I'm praying for you to come by here
I'm praying for you to come by here
Praying for you to come by here

I'm down on my knees and praying
I'm down on my knees and praying
Jesus, won't you come by here.

Repetition


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Come By Yuh (Spiritual)
From: Janie
Date: 05 Feb 12 - 08:14 PM

clickies for Q last 3 links. The 1st two are both Georgia Peach.



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pOIXsuVdH3k

http://www.artistdirect.com/nad/window/media/page/0,,94448-1057024,00.html



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EM7q-nuVAZ8&feature=related


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Come By Yuh (Spiritual)
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 06 Feb 12 - 01:28 PM

Thanks, Janie.
Georgia Peach was a great gospel singer; unfortunately few know her material and most of it is no longer available.
Her "Lordy, Won't You Come By Here" is two lines embroidered and repeated, to good effect.

O Lord, can't you hear me pray (repetitions)
My Lord, "
O Lordy, "

O Lord, won't you come by here (repetitions)
My Lord, "
O Lordy, "


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Come By Yuh (Spiritual)
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 06 Feb 12 - 01:52 PM

Lyr. Add: Come By Here
Bolton Brothers

1
Lead: Come by here good Lord
Choir: Come by here
(the two lines repeated 3 times)
Oh, Lord come by here.
2
Lead: Somebody praying Lord
Choir: Come by here
(The two lines 3x)
O Lord come by here
3
Lead: We need your power
Choir: Come by here
(The two lines 3x)
O Lord come by here.
4
Lead: Somebody need You Lord
Choir: Come by here
(Two lines, 3x)
O Lord come by here.
5
Lead: Somebody praying Lord
Choir: Come by here
(two lines 3x)
O Lord
Lead: I need you
Choir:
Come by here.

http://www.allgospellyrics.com/index.php?sec=listing&lyricid=12125


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Come By Yuh (Spiritual)
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 06 Feb 12 - 02:19 PM

Lyr. Add: Come By Here, Good Lord
Walter Hawkins

Chorus 1:
Come by here good Lord,
come by here
Come by here, good Lord,
come by here
Come by here good Lord,
Come by here.
Oh Lord come by here.

Verse:
I've been praying for such a long time,
Praying for some peace of mind.
Here I am Lord,
My heart and my soul,
Praying for you to take control.

Come by here good Lord (5x)

Chorus 1

Chorus 2:
Somebody's praying Lord
Come by here

(Can't you hear them Jesus)
Come by here.

(Somebody's praying Lord)
Come by here;
Oh Lord come by here
Chorus 3:
Somebody needs you, Lord,
Come by here.

Somebody needs you Lord
Come by here
Somebody needs you Lord,
Come by here.
Oh Lord come by here.
Chorus 4:
Waiting and waiting
(for you to come by here)


Waiting
(speak to my heart, come on by here Jesus)

Waiting and waiting
(Come by here)
Oh Lord, come by here.

This is a very large, comprehensive collection of gospel lyrics.
First page of index:
http://www.music-lyrics-gospel.com/christian_music_a.asp


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Come By Yuh (Spiritual)
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 06 Feb 12 - 02:33 PM

Lyr. Add: JESUS, WON'T YOU COME BY-AND-BY!

You ride dad horse,
You call him Macadoni.
Jesus, won't you come bum- by?
You ride him in de mornin'
And you ride him in de evenin',
Jesus, won't you come bum- by?

De Lord knows de world's gwine to end up,
Jesus won't you come bum- by?

Musical score with chords, pp. 110-111.
Slave Songs of the United States, Collection with new piano accompaniments and guitar chords by IRVING SCHLEIN, Oak Publications, 1965.
Transcribed from the compilation by William Francis Allen, C. P. Ware and Lucy McKim Garrison, 1867. (The original online).


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Come By Yuh (Spiritual)
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 06 Feb 12 - 04:47 PM

Lyr. Add: Jesus, Won't You Come By Here?

Jesus, won't you come by here? (3x)
Now is the needed time (2x)
Jesus, won't you come by here?
2
Listen, can't you hear me call? (2x)
Jesus, won't you come by here?
Now is a needed time (2x)
Jesus won't you come by here?
3
And Daniel was in the lions' den (2x)
Daniel in the lions' den
He said, "Lord, have mercy on me" (2x)
Jesus, won't you come by here?
4
He said, "Lord, you said you'd answer prayer." (3x)
5
Well the Lord, he sent an angel down (3x)
6
And the angel locked the lions' jaws (3x)

http://www.jesterbear.com/Hoodoo/Spirituals.html


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Come By Yuh (Spiritual)
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 06 Feb 12 - 05:00 PM

Lyr. Add: Jesus Won't You Come By Here

Jesus won't you come by here (2x)
Jesus won't you come by here?
Now is a needed time (2x)
Jesus won't you come by here?

I'm down on my knees a-prayin' ----

And Daniel was in the lion's den ----
He said Lord! you said you'd answer prayer----

Well now the Lord he sent an angel down ----
And the angel locked the lion's jaw----

From Rise Up Singing, 1992, The Group Singing Songbook, p. 94.
From Redpath & Neustadt "Angels Hovering Round."


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Come By Yuh (Spiritual)
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 08 Feb 12 - 04:53 PM

Lyr. Add: Come By Now

Lord we ask that you come by now
Jesus come and heal us now
Spirit come and fill us now

Repetitions

Similar idea, different song.
With chords.
http://www.traditionalmusic.co.uk/gospel-praise-chords/gospel-praise-songs.html

Many gospel songs at this site, so I have given the index page. Songs found through initial letter.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Come By Yuh (Spiritual)
From: Gurney
Date: 08 Feb 12 - 10:57 PM

I suppose there is no connection with Wales, where they also say 'Come by here,' pronounced 'year' or 'yyeer.'


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