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Lyr Add: Get Away Jordan

DigiTrad:
CONESTOGA ON THE JORDAN ROAD
CROSSED OLD JORDAN'S STREAM
DEEP RIVER
JORDAN IS A HARD ROAD TO TRAVEL
RIVER OF JORDAN
ROLL, JORDAN, ROLL


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wysiwyg 20 Sep 01 - 07:09 PM
masato sakurai 24 Sep 01 - 11:53 AM
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Subject: GET AWAY JORDAN
From: wysiwyg
Date: 20 Sep 01 - 07:09 PM

GET AWAY JORDAN
Traditional Negro Spiritual

REFRAIN:
Get away Jordan, get away oh chilly Jordan
Get away, Jordan
Oh I wanna cross over to see my Lord
Get back chilly Jordan
And I wanna cross over to see my Lord

You know I promised the Lord
If He would set me free;
I'll go on find out where the End might be;
One day, one day I was walking alone;
You know I heard a voice but I saw no one;
You know the voice I heard sounded so sweet, child
Come down from my head to the sole of my feet.

You know one of these mornings it won't be long
You've gonna look for me, child and I'll be gone;
For a few more risings I'm sitting in the sun, Yeah
This old battle be fought and a victory won
You know a friend I used to love so dear;
He go on the glory and he left me here;
When my feet get cold My eyes shet;
My body has been chilled By the hand of Death ;
Talk Lord To the roof of my mouth.

My head is falling across my breath
You don't have to worry about the way I feel
God allmighty told me He'll right be there
Take me all in your wings of love
Carry my soul to the Heavens of above
They tell me the Jordan is deep and wide
But I promised mother I'll see her on the other side.


SOURCE:
Park New Choir, http://parknewchoir.free.fr/

@spirituals

SH


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: GET AWAY JORDAN
From: masato sakurai
Date: 24 Sep 01 - 11:53 AM

The chorus is similar to that of "Oh, Give Way, Jordan" in Hampton and Its Students (1874, p. 195).

OH, GIVE WAY, JORDAN

Oh, give way, Jordan, give way, Jordan,
Oh, give way, Jordan, I want to go across to see my Lord.

1.
Oh, I heard a sweet music up above,
I want to go across to see my Lord;
An' I wish dat music would come here,
I want to go across to see my Lord.
Oh, I heard a sweet music in de air,
I want to go across to see my Lord;
An' I wish dat music would come here,
I want to go across to see my Lord.

2.
Oh, stow back, stow back de powers of hell,
I want to go across to see my Lord,
And let God's children take de field,
I want to go across to see my Lord.
Now stan' back Satan, let me go by,
I want to go across, &c.,
Gwine to serve my Jesus till I die,
I want to go across, &c.--CHO.

3.
Soon in de mornin' by de break ob day
I want to go across, &c.,
See de ole ship ob Zion sailin' away,
I want to go across, &c.,
Now I must go across, an' I shall go across,
I want to go across, &c.,
Dis sinful world I count but dross,
I want to go across, &c.--CHO.

4.
Oh, I heard such a lumbering in de sky,
I want to go across, &c.,
It make a-me t'ink my time was nigh,
I want to go across, &c.,
Yes, it must be my Jesus in de cloud,
I want to go across, &c.,
I nebber heard him speak so loud--
I want to go across, &c.--CHO.

~Masato


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: GET AWAY JORDAN
From: wysiwyg
Date: 24 Sep 01 - 12:00 PM

Thanks, Masato.

It's hard to see if they are the same, since there is no tune for this one at the Park Choir site. Since so many of their pieces do not show up in the index of songbooks I have, it's hard to tell what their sources are. Hopefully as the overall project shapes up we will be able to invite them to come discuss some of these with us!

(Of course my index is not complete yet, so maybe this and others will turn up as more indexes come my way.)

~S~


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: GET AWAY JORDAN
From: masato sakurai
Date: 24 Sep 01 - 12:24 PM

I don't think these are the same, either. I posted it for comparison. By the way, "Get Away Jordan" has been a favorite number among gospel singers. Mahalia Jackson, Dorothy Love Coates, Davis Sisters, Rev. Cleophus Robinson, Roma Wilson, and the Fairfield Four (probably and others) recorded this song.

~Masato


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Subject: ADD: OH, GIVE WAY, JORDAN
From: wysiwyg
Date: 25 Sep 01 - 12:28 AM

Masato, I added your addition above to the thread, "Spirituals Posted at Mudcat."

I wonder if this is the same as "Give-A Way, Jordan" in a songbook I have never seen called My Songs.

~S~


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: GET AWAY JORDAN
From: Ralphie
Date: 25 Sep 01 - 01:23 AM

Oh....
It's a thread about spirituals...
I thought I'd offended someone..!!
I'll get me coat
Rgards Ralph Jordan


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: GET AWAY JORDAN
From: wysiwyg
Date: 25 Sep 01 - 01:27 AM

Ralphie, very funny!

Roll on Jordan, Roll!

~S~


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: GET AWAY JORDAN
From: Ralphie
Date: 25 Sep 01 - 01:31 AM

Thanks WYS
Humour is the lubrication of the soul IMHO
R x


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: GET AWAY JORDAN
From: wysiwyg
Date: 25 Sep 01 - 01:34 AM

FOR RALPHIE

Been dry, Lord, dry too long

Been dry, Lord, dry too long

If I don't laugh soon, Lord, might dry up an' blow 'way gone!

~S~


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