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Lyr Req: Yet another 'No Hiding Place Down There'

GUEST,Calluna V. 26 Nov 16 - 11:27 PM
GUEST,Roger Knowles 27 Nov 16 - 10:19 AM
GUEST 27 Nov 16 - 10:57 PM
leeneia 28 Nov 16 - 12:07 PM
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Subject: Lyr Req: Yet another 'No Hiding Place Down There'
From: GUEST,Calluna V.
Date: 26 Nov 16 - 11:27 PM

I've been hunting the internet and this site for a (very catchy) song my grandfather used to sing me, mostly because I know I'm missing a verse, and I'm having more difficulty finding it than I expected. I've found a ton of songs that have some aspects in common with it, but none that is even a near match.

This is sung with a very bouncy, quick-paced, rollicking sort of rhythm (totally inappropriate to the content) with the chorus being so much fun to sing that it's hard to stop even when one has run out of verses. These are the two I remember:

Went to the rock to hide my face
Went to the rock to hide my face
Oh! Went to the rock to hide my face,
the rock cried out "No hiding place!"
No hiding place down there.

(chorus)
HALlelujah-lujah, no hiding place down there.
Oh, some come a-limping, some come a-lame
some come along with a ball and chain.
No hiding place down there!

Sinner, row your boat from side to side.
Sinner, row your boat from side to side.
Oh! Sinner row your boat from side to side:
gotta get to heaven on the evening tide.
No hiding place down there.

(chorus)

....

I'm not sure whether the rock was the first or third verse, in fact, but I know there's one more at least.

I apologize if this is already been posted somewhere. I'm not expert at searching the forum. But from what I was able to see, I didn't find it. If anyone has any information about it, I'd be very grateful.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Yet another 'No Hiding Place Down There'
From: GUEST,Roger Knowles
Date: 27 Nov 16 - 10:19 AM

Sister Mary, she wears a golden chain
Sister Mary she wears a golden chain
Sister Mary wears a golden chain
with every link in Jesus name
There's no hiding .......

The Devil wears a hypocrite shoe
Repeat
The devil wears a hypocrite shoe
if you don't watch he'll slip it on you
There's......

I'll pitch my tent on the old campground
Repeat
I'll pitch my tent on the old campground
and give Old Satan one more round
There's........

I believe it was recorded by the Carter Family, I learned it from Bill Clifton as " No Hiding Place Down Here"
Enjoy


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Yet another 'No Hiding Place Down There'
From: GUEST
Date: 27 Nov 16 - 10:57 PM

Huh! Thank you. I went and listened to a recording of the Carter Family singing it, and the melody (and tempo!) is different but it's not impossible to imagine that shifting from one to the other. It has that characteristic line structure, but it doesn't have the refrain at all, which is possibly the most identifying aspect of the version I learned.

(Also, I've never heard those three verses, so I'm still hunting the one I've forgotten, but that just makes me three verses the richer.)

Anyway, even with the differences, that puts me at least a little closer, so thank you!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Yet another 'No Hiding Place Down There'
From: leeneia
Date: 28 Nov 16 - 12:07 PM

YOuTube has at least three videos on this. This one gives the lyrics, and maybe your missing verse is in there:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=etYHWZyRSMU


The theme is "no hiding place down HERE" i.e., on the earth, when the Day of Judgment comes.


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