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Lyr Add: Never Heard a Man Speak Like This Man

Dicho (Frank Staplin) 14 Nov 01 - 06:18 PM
Jerry Rasmussen 14 Nov 01 - 08:07 PM
Dicho (Frank Staplin) 14 Nov 01 - 08:13 PM
Jerry Rasmussen 14 Nov 01 - 08:33 PM
Dicho (Frank Staplin) 14 Nov 01 - 08:35 PM
Jerry Rasmussen 14 Nov 01 - 08:52 PM
masato sakurai 17 Nov 01 - 08:51 AM
wysiwyg 12 Feb 02 - 01:53 PM
GUEST,J 02 Feb 12 - 05:48 AM
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Subject: Never Heard a Man Speak Like This Man
From: Dicho (Frank Staplin)
Date: 14 Nov 01 - 06:18 PM

NEVER HEARD A MAN SPEAK LIKE THIS MAN

Cho.
I never heard a man speak like this man before, (twice)
All the days of my life, ever since I bin born,
I never heard a man speak like this man before.

They carried him to the court house, they tried him one by one,
They'll find no fault in Jesus, in nothin' he said an' done.
Cho.
He spoke once in Jersalem, to de one he loved the best,
I would not have bin there, if my brother had not bin dead.
Cho.
He spoke once to Nicodemus, says he must be borned again,
All the days of my life, ever since I bin born,
I never heard a man speak like this man before.
Cho. (Between verses, sing last two lines of chorus, then all three lines, making a 5-line chorus.

Krehbiel, Afro-American Folk Songs, p. 159, Neve' a Man Speak Like This Man, probably is similar (not seen).
Mandy and Sims Tartt and Betty Atmore, Livingston, AL. John and Ruby Lomax 1939 Southern States Recording Trip. Click on Links at top of page and go to Lomax Collection for notes and sound.
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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Never Heard a Man Speak Like This Ma
From: Jerry Rasmussen
Date: 14 Nov 01 - 08:07 PM

This song was beautifull recorded by the Five Blind Boys... have to go pull it out and transcribe the lyrics..

Jerry


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Never Heard a Man Speak Like This Ma
From: Dicho (Frank Staplin)
Date: 14 Nov 01 - 08:13 PM

Please do, and post them, Jerry.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Never Heard a Man Speak Like This Ma
From: Jerry Rasmussen
Date: 14 Nov 01 - 08:33 PM

Here are two more verses:

He spoke to me one morning and these are the words he said
Said, I'll make you sweet and holy
And you will never be afraid
I'll make your burden lighter
I'll make your pathway brighter
But I never heard a man speak like this man before

Nicodemus went to the Lord
He went to the Lord by night
He said Rabbi, which means Master
Will you show me to the light?
Nicodmeus, let me tell you like a friend
You've got to be born again
But I've never heard a man speak like this man before

This song is on:

The Original Five Blind Boys of Mississipp: I Never Heard A Man
Jewel Gospel Series JCD-3126

Thanks for posting this, Dicho. This has been on the Gospel Messengers learning list. Now, I've got the words on paper...


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Never Heard a Man Speak Like This Ma
From: Dicho (Frank Staplin)
Date: 14 Nov 01 - 08:35 PM

Are the words in the other verses the same or different from the Lomax one?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Never Heard a Man Speak Like This Ma
From: Jerry Rasmussen
Date: 14 Nov 01 - 08:52 PM

The chorus is identical, but the two other verses are not sung on the recording. Same song, same chorus, completely different verses..

Jerry


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Subject: Lyr Add: NEVER A MAN SPEAK LIKE THIS MAN (Bahamas)
From: masato sakurai
Date: 17 Nov 01 - 08:51 AM

B.B. King recorded this song on his spirituals album. The Krehbiel version, from "Bahama Songs and Stories," by Charles L. Edwards, Ph.D., published for the American Folk-lore Society, is not so similar:


NEVER A MAN SPEAK LIKE THIS MAN

CHORUS: Oh! look-a' death; look-a' death.
She's trav'lin' thro' the lan'.
She's trav'lin' thro' the lan',
For I neve' sawhr a man for to speak like this man.

1. I wish ole Satan would be still,
I neve' sawhr a man for to speak like this man.
An' let me do my Master's will.
I neve' sawhr a man for to speak like this man.

2. I heard sich a ram'lin' in the sky,
I neve' sawhr a man for to speak like this man.
I tho't my Lawd was passin' by.
I neve' sawhr a man for to speak like this man.

3. Jacob's ladder mus' be long.
I neve' sawhr a man for to speak like this man.
The angels shout from 'eavin down.
I neve' sawhr a man for to speak like this man.

4. I saw King Peter on the sea.
I neve' sawhr a man for to speak like this man.
He left his net an' follow me.
I neve' sawhr a man for to speak like this man.


~Masato

[From Bahama Songs and Stories: A Contribution to Folk-lore by Charles L. Edwards (London: Houghton, Mifflin and Company, 1895), page 50.]


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Never Heard a Man Speak Like This Ma
From: wysiwyg
Date: 12 Feb 02 - 01:53 PM

Above indexed.

~S~


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Subject: RE: Add: Never Heard a Man Speak Like This Man
From: GUEST,J
Date: 02 Feb 12 - 05:48 AM

B.B. King - I Never Heard A Man

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Subject: RE: Add: Never Heard a Man Speak Like This Man
From: GUEST,terry
Date: 14 Feb 13 - 09:22 PM


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