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Tune Req: Rock of Ages/Jacob's Ladder

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JACOB'S LADDER


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GUEST,Robin 17 Jul 01 - 12:18 AM
Joe Offer 17 Jul 01 - 12:50 AM
wysiwyg 23 Jul 01 - 10:31 AM
wysiwyg 24 Jul 01 - 02:13 AM
Chris Seymour 12 May 05 - 10:06 PM
HiHo_Silver 18 May 05 - 10:45 AM
HiHo_Silver 19 May 05 - 07:48 PM
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Subject: Rock of Ages/Jacob's Ladder
From: GUEST,Robin
Date: 17 Jul 01 - 12:18 AM

Hi.

I'm trying to find a recording and/or lyrics of a song with the following lyrics:

"I have seen the rock of ages, I have climbed Jacob's Ladder."

Everyone seems to know it. But no one knows where to find it (they don't call it oral tradition for nothin'!)

Thanks for any help.


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Subject: ADD: I've Just Seen the Rock of Ages
From: Joe Offer
Date: 17 Jul 01 - 12:50 AM

Hi, Robin - I think this is the one you want. I found it at www.bluegrasslyrics.com.
-Joe Offer-
I'VE JUST SEEN THE ROCK OF AGES
(John Preston)

Oh, I was standing by the bedside
Where my fevered mother lay
When she called me close beside her
And I thought I heard her say
I've just seen the rock of ages
Jacob's ladder hanging down
I've just crossed the river of Jordan
Now, my son, I'm homeward bound
Oh, as we gathered by her bedside
Tears begin to fill our eyes
Then she called me close beside her
And whispered softly her good-byes

Pine trees blowin' cross the mountain
Where forever she will lay
There she'll rest beside the fountain
There she'll sleep beneath the clay

Recorded by Ralph Stanley, Robin & Linda Williams, and others.


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Rock of Ages/Jacob's Ladder
From: wysiwyg
Date: 23 Jul 01 - 10:31 AM

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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Rock of Ages/Jacob's Ladder
From: wysiwyg
Date: 24 Jul 01 - 02:13 AM

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Subject: LYR ADD: Rock of Ages/Jacob's Ladder
From: Chris Seymour
Date: 12 May 05 - 10:06 PM

A variant, with a few interesting word changes:

As sung by James Reams on his CD "Songbird"

I was standing by the bedside
Where my feeble mother lay
When she called me close beside her
And I heard her softly say

chorus:
I have seen the rock of ages
Jacob�s ladder hanging down
I have crossed the River of Jordan
And now my soul is sinking down

(chorus)

And then she called me close beside her
And whispered softly her good bye
And as she whispered so sweetly
A teardrop formed within my eye

(chorus)

Palm trees growing on the mountain
Where forever she will lay
And there she�ll rest beside the fountain
And there she�ll sleep beneath the clay


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Rock of Ages/Jacob's Ladder
From: HiHo_Silver
Date: 18 May 05 - 10:45 AM

Can anyone come up with a midi, sound clip or sheet music for this song? I cannot seem to find it.
Thanks?


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Rock of Ages/Jacob's Ladder
From: HiHo_Silver
Date: 19 May 05 - 07:48 PM

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