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Lyr Add: The Blind Man

wysiwyg 20 Sep 01 - 10:26 PM
Dicho (Frank Staplin) 21 Sep 01 - 02:18 PM
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Subject: THE BLIND MAN
From: wysiwyg
Date: 20 Sep 01 - 10:26 PM

See also:

Blind Man, Folk Songs Of North America

Blind Man, Lomax: Folk Songs Of North America


CLICK HERE to hear a choral version from the Park New Choir in France.

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THE BLIND MAN
Traditional Negro Spiritual


REFRAIN:
The blind man stood on the road and cried (road and cried)
The blind man stood on the road and cried (road and cried)
Crying, O Lordie, save me, O Lordie
The blind man stood on the road and cried (road and cried)

I ain't been to Heaven but I've been told (I've been told)
I ain't been to Heaven but I've been told (I've been told)
Crying, O Lordie, save me, O Lordie
I ain't been to Heaven but I've been told (I've been told)

My Lord's going to wash me whiter than snow (whiter than snow)
My Lord's going to wash me whiter than snow (whiter than snow)
Crying, O Lordie, save me, O Lordie
My Lord's going to wash me whiter than snow (whiter than snow)


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

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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: THE BLIND MAN
From: Dicho (Frank Staplin)
Date: 21 Sep 01 - 02:18 PM

The Park version differs from the one published by Lomax, who says it is from south and east Texas.

BLIN' MAN STOOD ON DE WAY AN' CRIED

Blin' man stood on de way an' cried,
Blin' man stood on de way an' cried,
Cryin', "O Lawd, show me de way."
Blin' man stood on de way an' cried.

Cryin', "Help me O Lawd, if you please,"
Cryin', "Help me O Lawd, if you please,"
Cryin', "O Lawd, show me the way."
Blin' man stood on the way an' cried.

When I was a sinner I stood on de way an' cried,
When I was a sinner I stood on de way an' cried,
Cryin', "O Lawd, show me de way."
Blin' man stood on the way an' cried.

The last verse of the Park version may have been borrowed from the gospel song, "Wash Me Whiter than the Snow."


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: THE BLIND MAN
From: GUEST
Date: 18 Jan 10 - 01:14 AM

The blind man stood in the road and cried
The blind man stood in the road and cried
Cryin' O Lord don't turn yo back on me
The blind man stood in the road and cried

The widow sat by the well and cried
The widow sat by the well and cried
Cryin' O Lord don't turn yo back on me
The widow sat by the well and cried

The people lay in the dark and cried
The people lay in the dark and cried
Cryin' O Lord don't turn yo back on me
The people lay in the dark and cried

The sick man come to the Lord and cried
The sick man come to the Lord and cried
Cryin' O Lord don't turn yo back on me
The sick man come to the Lord and cried


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: THE BLIND MAN
From: Joe Offer
Date: 18 Jan 10 - 01:48 AM

Hi - where'd you get that version?

-Joe-


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