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Chord Req: Ross Campbells' version of Angel Gabrie

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GUEST,Rockytunes 14 Dec 13 - 01:32 AM
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Subject: Chord Req: Ross Campbells' version of Angel Gabriel
From: GUEST,Rockytunes
Date: 14 Dec 13 - 01:32 AM

Hello Everyone,

First time on mudcat :)

WOW! I was so pleased to find Ross Campbell's version of Angel Gabriel on youtube! It is Ross Campbell from the UK and he's playing a 12 string, and singing, and it's really great. Anyone who hasn't heard it, do a youtube search and enjoy a real artist in the prime of his craft...

Ross, if you're on this site, could you provide the chords for your version?

Joe is getting me signed up for PM's, and I thought I'd see if posting on this site would connect with Ross. I know there is a Ross Campbell who posts here, but not sure if it's the same one.

If it is, Ross, if you also have a website for cd sales, please post that too (unless it isn't allowed to post websites on mudcat).

Thanks everyone.

See Norman & Nancy Blake Version

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Subject: RE: Chord Req: Ross Campbells' version of Angel Gabrie
From: Sandra in Sydney
Date: 14 Dec 13 - 08:08 AM

this one? definitely by Mudcat's very own Ross Campbell

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Subject: RE: Chord Req: Ross Campbells' version of Angel Gabrie
From: Ross Campbell
Date: 14 Dec 13 - 10:55 AM

Mea culpa! Yes, it's me. I had forgotten all about this. Ray Gurney was recording the set at the "Loaded Dog" and this was the first video clip he put up on the club website. Thanks to Sandra for the chance to sing there, and to Margaret for the harmonies!

I've already responded to an email from the OP which arrived via Margaret.

I got the song "Angel Gabriel" from Emma Williamson when she sang it at Fylde about ten years ago.

Lyrics here
and also in the DT here
I seem to have added the author/composer attribution to my version below.

"Angel Gabriel                Frank Dumont/James E. Stewart

Oh my soul, my soul, I'm bound for to rest
In the arms of the angel Gabriel
And I'll climb up that hill and I'll look to the west
I'm crossing over Jordan to the Lamb
And I'll sit me down in my old armchair
But people, I will not be tired
And though Satan may sneeze I will take my ease
As I warm myself up by the fire

Chorus:         And I'll shout and I'll dance
                And I'll rise up early in the morning
                  I will rise and I'll rub my sleepy eyes
                  When old Gabriel comes blowing on his horn

Oh my soul, my soul I'm bound for to rest
I'll rest just as sure as I am born
And I'll sing like a blackbird sitting in its nest
When old Gabriel comes blowing on his horn
And I'll throw my clothes away up on the shore
New garments I will have to wear
And I'll have brand new shoes and I'll never get the blues
The angels will come and curl my hair

Oh I won't be sad when it's time for me to leave
I'll pack up my bandbox and go
Goodbye old friends, it's no time for to grieve
Yes I'm moving up to glory very slow
And I'll eat my meals, yes, three times a day
You can bet your life, that I will not be late
And I'm gonna have some fun when all you people come
'Cause I'm gonna check the tickets at the gate

Digital Tradition Mirror note: This is a traditional ("campmeeting") song, sung by Atwater-Donnelly (and perhaps Doc Watson) that I know of. This version is from Atwater-Donnelly's Like the Willow Tree, on BCN Records. CK oct 97"

Good luck with the song. I still sing it, but usually with concertina accompaniment these days. Alternative minstrel-style lyrics follow.

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Subject: LYR ADD - Angel Gabriel (Minstrel version)
From: Ross Campbell
Date: 14 Dec 13 - 11:11 AM

"Angel Gabriel" (1875) End Song. Words by Frank Dumont
                                                 Music by James E. Stewart
New York: J. L. Peters, Plate No. 10,656-3.
[Source: pages 6-8 of "Minstrel Songs, Old and New" (1883)]

Oh! my soul, my soul am a gwine for to rest,
In de arms of angel Gabriel,
And I climb on a hill and I look to de west,
And I cross over Jordan to de Lam';
And I'll sit me down in de old armchair,
Oh! brudders, I will never tire,
And old Satan my sneeze, but I will take my ease,
And I'll warm myself at de holy fire.

CHORUS:                I will shout, (I will shout,)
                        And I'll dance, (And I'll dance,)
                        And I'll wake up early in de morn;
                        And I will arise, and rub my sleepy eyes,
                        When old Gabriel am blowing his horn.

Oh! my sould, my sould am a gwine for to rest,
Gwine to rest just as sure as I am born,
And I'll look like a blackbird a sitt'n' on a rest,
When old Gabr'll am blowing on de horn;
And I'll leave my clothes safe upon de shore,
For I'll have new garments for to wear;
And I'll have bran-new shoes, and never get de blues,
And de angels dey will come and curl my hair.


Oh! ... I shan't weep when I'm gwine for to leave,
So I'll pack up my band-box and I'll go,
And my brethren, oh! harken and don't ever grieve,
For I'm gwine up to glory very slow;
And I'll eat my meals, yes, three times a day,
Oh! you bet your life I won't be late,
And I'll have lots of fun, when you, my brethren, come,
For I'm gwine to take de tickets at de gate.


From this web page -
which can be found on Benjamin Robert Tubb's Public Domain Music site.


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: Ross Campbells' version of Angel Gabrie
From: Ross Campbell
Date: 14 Dec 13 - 11:20 AM

Nearly forgot - the chords! I set these up for Ray Gurney, who also wanted to sing the song.

Angel Gabriel chords

Oh my soul , my                               (Dm)
soul, I'm                                (Am)
bound                                        (Bb)
for   to                                (Am)
rest, in the                                (Dm)
Arms of the                                (Bb)
Angel Gab-                                (Am)
-riel                                        (Dm)-(Am)-(Dm)
I'll climb that                                (Dm)
hill and I'll                                (Am)
look                                        (Bb)
to the                                        (Am)
west, I'm                                (Dm)
crossing over                                (Bb)
Jordan to the                                (Am)
Lamb. And I'll                               (Dm-Am-Dm)
sit me                                        (F)
down        in the                                 (C)
old                                         (Bb)
arm                                        (Am)
chair, but                                (Dm)
people, I will not be                        (Dm)
tired. And though                        (Am)-(A)
Satan may                                (Dm)
Sneeze                                        (Am)
I'll be                                        (Bb)
at my                                        (Am)
ease, As I                                (Dm)
warm myself                                (Bb)
up by the                                (Am)
fire                                         (Dm-Am-Dm)

And I'll shout, and I'll                 (F)
dance, and I'll                         (C-Am)
Rise up                                 (Dm)
early in the                                 (Am)
mor-                                         (Bb)
-ning, Oh                                 (Am)
I will                                      (Dm)
Rise and I'll                                (Am)
rub my                                    (Bb)
sleepy                                    (Am)
eyes, when Old                            (Dm)
Gabriel comes                               (Bb)
blowing on his                               (Am)
Horn                                         (Dm-Am-Dm)

Ross Campbell 16/4/2010

Sorry for wiggly alignment - they look straight in the text box!

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