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GUEST,Boldfinger 17 Mar 01 - 08:29 PM
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Subject: Lyr Add: DO LORD
From: GUEST,Boldfinger
Date: 17 Mar 01 - 08:29 PM

Chorus: Do Lord, oh do Lord, oh do remember me. (3x) Way beyond the blue.

Verse: I got a home in Glory Land, outshines the sun. (3x) Way beyond the blue.

Anybody know any more verses to this Spiritual?


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Subject: Lyr Add: DO LORD
From: Joe Offer
Date: 17 Mar 01 - 08:52 PM

Hi, Goldfinger - a Google Search (click) turns up a number of versions. Mostly, it's the verses you have (the only ones I knew), plus:

I'll take Jesus for my savior, you take him too (3x)
Look away beyond the blue. (horizon)

I'll wear the robe, and you wear the crown (3x)
If I reach Heaven before you do, I'll wait there for you. (3x)
When all my sins are washed away, I'll climb the golden stairs (3x)
I love the Master up on high, you love him too. (3x)

Hope that does the trick for you.

-Joe Offer-


Here's the way I learned the song in Wisconsin in the late 1950s:

DO LORD

Do Lord, oh do Lord, oh do remember me, O Lordy
Do Lord, oh do Lord, oh do remember me
Do Lord, oh do Lord, oh do remember me
Look away beyond the blue.

I've got a home in glory land that outshines the sun (3x)
Look away beyond the blue.

I took Jesus as my savior, you take him too (3x)
Look away beyond the blue.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Do Lord, Oh Do Lord
From: Sorcha
Date: 17 Mar 01 - 08:52 PM

Click here


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Do Lord, Oh Do Lord
From: catspaw49
Date: 17 Mar 01 - 09:02 PM

Jimmy got laid by his cousin,
I want her too (3X)
Jimmy got laid by his cousin, I want her too
'Fore my balls turn blue.

In my never ending quest to trash otherwise fine songs, this is one where I have a lot more verses for like the one above.

Spaw


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Do Lord, Oh Do Lord
From: raredance
Date: 17 Mar 01 - 10:47 PM

go also to this recent thread:

http://www.mudcat.org/thread.CFM?threadID=29053

rich r


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Subject: Lyr Add: IN UNION THERE IS STRENGTH
From: Mark Clark
Date: 18 Mar 01 - 12:14 AM

Well don't forget the union version of the song...

In Union There Is Strength

We've got a boss that slave drives us and we'll remember him (that bastard),
We've got a boss that slave drives us and we'll remember him, (2 times)
Look to solidarity.

Refrain:
In union in union in union there is strength, (3 times)
Look to solidarity.

I've got Jesus on my button, you've got him too, (3 times)
Look to solidarity.

(refrain)

Jesus Christ was a member of the carpenter's local, (3 times)
Local ninety-three oh three.

(refrain)


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Do Lord, Oh Do Lord
From: wysiwyg
Date: 18 Mar 01 - 10:11 AM

Ouch, Pat.

~S~


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Subject: Lyr Add: DO LORD
From: alison
Date: 18 Mar 01 - 08:44 PM

if you will not bear a cross you can't wear a crown x3
way beyond the blue......

this was one of my favourites from my Sunday school days....

slainte

alison


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Subject: Lyr Add: BEULAH LAND
From: mousethief
Date: 19 Mar 01 - 06:12 PM

To the same melody,

I've got a sister in gloryland (or Beulah Land, wherever that is)
Outshine the sun
I've got a sister in gloryland
Outshine the sun
I've got a sister in gloryland
Outshine the sun
Away beyond the sky

I've got a brother/mother/father/etc.

Come and go to gloryland
Outshine the sun (etc.)

This from Mississippi John Hurt, who RULES.

Alex


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Subject: Lyr Add: DO LORD
From: GUEST,Pete Dodenhoff
Date: 20 Mar 01 - 10:12 AM

There's also:

"I got a Lord in heaven above who hears and answers prayers" (3x)

and

"The Lord is my shepherd and I shall not want" (3x)

Also, "Do Lord" makes a cool (if somewhat curious) medley with "Good Ol' Mountain Dew."

Pete


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Do Lord, Oh Do Lord
From: Ferrara
Date: 20 Mar 01 - 10:47 AM

Helpful hint (which everyone but me probably already knows, but here goes...):

rich r posted a URL that I suspect came from his list of Traced threads on Mudcat. For fun, I tried that URL. It just took me to a blank page, which is what I expected having had this problem many times. But if you edit the URL and change "threadID" to threadid, it works and you get to the thread.

Bill & I have whined to Max about this problem but ....

Rita


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Do Lord, Oh Do Lord
From: raredance
Date: 20 Mar 01 - 06:54 PM

actually it wasn't from a list of traced threads, I did a forum search for it and then copy/pasted it into here. I confess to being unaware that that doesn't work and from what you say it wouldn't have helped to use a blue clicky becasue I would have copy/pasted the exact same information. How curiously queer.

rich r


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Subject: Lyr Add: LIGHTS IN THE VALLEY and DEADHEADS AND...
From: raredance
Date: 20 Mar 01 - 06:59 PM

Of course the other solution is wanton duplication, Here is the info I tried to cite from the other thread.

"A Folksinger's Guide to Grass Roots Harmony" by Ethel Raim and Josh Dunson (Oak Publications 1968) contains the following information about the tune/song:

"Here's a tune that has appeared as a dozen different songs in the string band repertoire. J E Mainer's Mountaineers, one of the great old time commercially recorded bands, sings a religious version of the tune with harmonies that make full use of its depth, Lights in the Valley...Crockett Ward and his Boys use pretty much the same tune for their memorable Deadheads and Suckers."

I will put both sets of lyrics below. "Lights in the Valley" has elements in common with the lyrics of the camp song "Do Lord."

LIGHTS IN THE VALLEY

I'm waitin' for my Jesus; He's comin' after me.
I'm waitin' for my Jesus; He's comin' after me.
I'm waitin' for my Jesus; He's comin' after me.
Look away behind the moon.

CHORUS:
Lights in the valley outshine the sun
Lights in the valley outshine the sun
Lights in the valley outshine the sun
Look away behind the moon.

Get ready mother, He's comin' after you. (3X)
Look away behind the moon.

CH

Get ready father, He's comin' after you. (3X)
Look away behind the moon.

CH

Get ready sinner, He's comin' after you (3X)
Look away behind the moon.

CH

DEADHEADS AND SUCKERS

Deadheads and suckers, how can you live?
How can you live, darlin', how can you live?
Oh it's deadheads and suckers, how can you live
When good men are dyin' every day?

I'm goin' around the mountain, bound to leave you now.
Bound to leave you now, darlin', bound to leave you now.
Goin' around the mountain, bound to leave you now,
And darlin' I don't know what to do.

Light in the graveyard, it outshines the sun.
Outshines the sun, darlin', outshines the sun.
Light in the graveyard, it outshines the sun.
And darlin' I don't know what to do.

High sheriff and police am runnin' after me.
Runnin' after me, darlin', runnin' after me.
High sheriff and police am runnin' after me.
And Lordy I don't know what to do.

Mighty happy meeting, don't you want to go?
Don't you want to go, darlin' don't you want to go?
Mighty happy meeting, don't you want to go?
Yes, we'll all go.

Another song that uses the tune is "Lost all my money but a two-dollar bill" which has been recorded by Doc Watson.

rich r

HTML line breaks added. --JoeClone, 12-Jun-02.


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Subject: Do Lord Remember Me
From: Dicho (Frank Staplin)
Date: 13 Nov 01 - 03:13 PM

DO LORD REMEMBER ME

Do Lord, do Lord, do remember me (3 times)
O do, Lord, remember me.

When I'm in trouble, do remember me, (3 times)
O do, Lord, remember me.

When I'm dyin, do remembr me (3 times)
O do, Lord, remember me.

When this world's on fire, do remember me (3 times)
O do, Lord, remember me.

1st verse of When My Blood Runs Chiller and Cold identical to 1st verse here.
John W. Work, American Negro Songs and Spirituals, 1940, p. 82.
@religion @spiritual


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Do Lord Remember Me
From: alison
Date: 13 Nov 01 - 06:10 PM

other verses we sang

If you do not bear a cross you can't wear a crown (x3)

I took Jesus as my Saviour, you take him too (x3)

I got a home in gloryland tha outshines the sun (x3)

slainte

alison


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Do Lord Remember Me
From: Dicho (Frank Staplin)
Date: 13 Nov 01 - 06:23 PM

Thanks, Alison. Your 1st verse appears in My Blood Runs Chiller and Cold. In the same song, I've got a home in Beulah Land outshines the sun cf. with your 3rd verse. I think all three are going to show up in several more.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Do Lord Remember Me
From: Marymac90
Date: 13 Nov 01 - 06:24 PM

When I worked at a day camp, we would lead singing on the bus. We sang it similiar to the above, except for the last line.

Do, Lord, oh do, Lord, oh do ya remember me,
[(oh Lordy) 1st time only]
Do, Lord... (twice more)
Look away-yay beyon-ond the blue ho-riz-on


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Do Lord Remember Me
From: catspaw49
Date: 13 Nov 01 - 06:33 PM

Y'all know of course that there IS this PREVIOUS THREAD.........Yeah, I thought ya' did.

Spaw



    Relying on the Wisdom of Spaw, I combined threads. -Joe Offer-


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Do Lord Remember Me
From: Deda
Date: 13 Nov 01 - 06:36 PM

We used to sing a version as kids:

Do, Lord, oh do Lord, oh do you remember me [3 times]
Look away beyond the blue horizon

There were a lot of other verses which have faded now -- something like, "I've got a home in Jordan, way beyond the sea." Sorry, the gray matter, what there is left, isn't responding.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Do Lord Remember Me
From: Dicho (Frank Staplin)
Date: 17 Dec 01 - 02:53 PM

DO LORD REMEMBER ME

Cho.
Do Lard, do Lawd, do remember me (3 times)
Do Lawd, remember me.

When I'm sick an' by myself,
Do remember me; (sing couplet 3 times)
Do, Lawd, remember me.

When I'm crossin' Jurdon, etc.

If I ain't got no frien's at all, etc.

Paul and Silus bound in jail, etc.

One did sing while the other one prayed, etc.

When I'm bound in trouble, etc.

When I'm goin' from do' to do', etc.

Grissom, The Negro Sings a New Heaven, 1930 (Dover 1969), p. 68-69 with music.
Some different verses here.
@religion @spiritual


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Do Lord Remember Me
From: Cappuccino
Date: 17 Dec 01 - 04:13 PM

We use that as just one part of Gloryland. But we'll gladly have the extra verses... thanks!

- Ian B


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Do Lord, Oh Do Lord
From: Sorcha
Date: 15 Mar 05 - 10:37 PM

I'm goin up to Heaven to open the gates


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Do Lord, Oh Do Lord
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 15 Mar 05 - 11:05 PM

The Spiritual under this name is in thread 41104 (listed in the heading): Do, Lord


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Do Lord Remember Me
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 18 Nov 10 - 02:01 PM

1863,"Under the Palmetto," H. G. Spaulding, Continental Monthly, Vol. 4, No. 2, p. 198.

O, Lord, Do, Lord (no title)

I'm a like to die as Jesus die,
An' he die with a freely good will,
He lay in de grabe,
An' he stretchy out He arms,
O Lord, remember me.
Chorus:

O, Lord, remember me,
Do, Lord, remember me;
Remember me when de year rolls round,
O, Lord, remember me.

Brief musical score.

http://books.google.com/books?id=uzEZAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA199&dq=%22O+brudder+William%22#22&f=false

Article found by Jim Dixon.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Do Lord Remember Me
From: GUEST,mg
Date: 18 Nov 10 - 03:32 PM

Daniel's in the lion's den and what did he do


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Do Lord Remember Me
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 18 Nov 10 - 04:28 PM

Said, 'Howdy, Mr. Lion, let's talk?'


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Subject: RE: Origins: Do Lord, Oh Do Lord, Do Remember Me
From: Joe Offer
Date: 24 Apr 17 - 11:55 PM

Here's a nice recording of the song by Mississippi John Hurt:


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Subject: RE: Origins: Do Lord, Oh Do Lord, Do Remember Me
From: GUEST,henryp
Date: 25 Apr 17 - 04:51 AM

There's an echo of this in Be Gone Forever by Anna McGarrigle and Keith Sykes.

Sometimes we're ugly
Not really worth it
This is a lonely planet's story
We're the third one from the sun

Do Lord oh do remember us
Yes, yes, remember us

There will be a singer
Whenever our time has come to die
Be gone forever

Also memorably recorded by Guy Clark.


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Subject: RE: Origins: Do Lord, Oh Do Lord, Do Remember Me
From: GUEST
Date: 23 Aug 17 - 06:16 AM

The third verse
I read about it in the book of revelation; you read it to. ×3

While he's calling you.....


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