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Lyr Req: People Get Ready (Curtis Mayfield)

NancyO 28 Feb 98 - 10:03 PM
Barry Finn 28 Feb 98 - 11:35 PM
Joe Offer 01 Mar 98 - 01:50 AM
Barry Finn 01 Mar 98 - 09:48 AM
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Barry Finn 01 Mar 98 - 05:09 PM
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belter 02 Mar 98 - 10:44 PM
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Will 03 Mar 98 - 03:04 PM
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Subject: Train a' Coming
From: NancyO
Date: 28 Feb 98 - 10:03 PM

... there's a train a'coming, it's picking up passengers one by one..

I believe this is an old-time Black blues gospel??

I would love to find the lyrics and where I could get a cd by the singer.

Thanks,

NancyO


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Subject: RE: Train a' Coming
From: Barry Finn
Date: 28 Feb 98 - 11:35 PM

People Get Ready, Chamber brothers. Barry


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Subject: RE: Train a' Coming
From: Joe Offer
Date: 01 Mar 98 - 01:50 AM

Here is a link to the lyrics, Nancy. They're at the International Lyrics Server, which attributes the song to Rod Stewart and Human Nature. You're better off believing Barry, I think.
-Joe Offer-


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Subject: RE: Train a' Coming
From: Barry Finn
Date: 01 Mar 98 - 09:48 AM

Joe, that was Al Stewart you sent us to, I should've said, I don't know who the words are by, but the Chamber Brothers had a big hit with it back in the 60's.


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Subject: Lyr Add: PEOPLE GET READY (from Human Nature)
From: alison
Date: 01 Mar 98 - 04:57 PM

Hi,

Followed Joe's link to Al Stewart then did a search, so here is Human Nature's version.

Human Nature
Telling Everybody

People Get Ready

People get ready
There's a train a-comin'
you don't need no baggage
Just get on board
All you need is faith
To hear the diesel hummin'
You don't need no ticket
Just thank the Lord

People Get ready
For the train to Jordan
It's pickin' up passengers
From coast to coast
Faith is the key
Open the doors and board on
There's room for all
Amongst who loves the most


Just as an aside, who did (I can only remember the chorus) "Fe-fi-fo-fum look out baby 'cause here I come, And I'm gonna ? make love to you so get ready - get ready, And I'm gonna make you love me too so get ready - get ready Here I come. (Get ready 'cause here I come)."

Was that the Chambers Brothers??

Slainte

Alison


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Subject: RE: Train a' Coming
From: Barry Finn
Date: 01 Mar 98 - 05:09 PM

Alison, yup, that's the Chamber(s?) Brothers, they were a late 60's, R&B group, had another hit called "Time" & "Going Uptown To Harlem". Don't remember much else, sorry. Barry


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Subject: People Get Ready
From: Joe Offer
Date: 01 Mar 98 - 10:21 PM

Oh....Al Stewart. Well, DUH. Who he? I think the version I remember is the one by the Chambers Brothers. It's a great song, whoever sang it. It's easy to put some nice, rich harmony in it.
-Joe Offer-


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Subject: RE: Train a' Coming
From: Earl
Date: 02 Mar 98 - 10:48 AM

It was written by Curtis Mayfield.


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Subject: RE: Train a' Coming
From: Jaxon
Date: 02 Mar 98 - 01:00 PM

It may seem hard to believe now but the Chambers Brithers played at Newport and were featured a number of times at Club 47 (now Passim) in Cambridge. Eric von Schmidt and Jim Rooney wrote a history of folk in Cambridge/Boston called "Baby Let Me Follow You Down" that talks about them. I saw them play at 47 and don't think I could hear anything for a few days. They were great!

Jaxon


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Subject: RE: Train a' Coming
From: belter
Date: 02 Mar 98 - 10:44 PM

I think this may be related to a country gospel song done by Roy Acuf. The title may have been Last Train To Glory, or Gospel Train.


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Subject: RE: Train a' Coming
From: Jerry Friedman
Date: 02 Mar 98 - 11:31 PM

Al Stewart had a couple intelligent-person's-mellow-rock hits in the late '70s: "Time Passages" and "The Year of the Cat".


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Subject: RE: Train a' Coming
From: Earl
Date: 03 Mar 98 - 01:55 PM

Originally recorded by the Impressions, the lyrics are here.


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Subject: RE: Train a' Coming
From: Will
Date: 03 Mar 98 - 03:04 PM

The Chamber's Brothers version of People get Ready was great. The song also works really well as an a capella medley with "This train don't carry no gamblers".


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Subject: RE: Train a' Coming
From: gpitts
Date: 03 Mar 98 - 05:49 PM

question for belter do you know the Roy Acuff tune :"Freight Train Blues" if you do do you have the lyrics it was also on Bob Dylans first LP.


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Subject: RE: Train a' Coming
From: alison
Date: 03 Mar 98 - 06:06 PM

Hi,

Anyone got the lyrics to the Chamber's brother's one?

Slainte

Alison


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Subject: RE: Train a' Coming
From: Will
Date: 03 Mar 98 - 09:02 PM

Alas, I once had the Chambers Brothers vinyl, but it got lost in a house shuffle.


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Subject: Lye Add: PEOPLE GET READY (Curtis Mayfield)^^^
From: dick greenhaus
Date: 03 Mar 98 - 09:15 PM

People Get Ready

Curtis Mayfield

People get ready There's a train a-coming
You don't need no baggage
You just get on board
All you need is faith
To hear the diesels humming
Don't need no ticket
You just thank the Lord

People get ready
For the train to Jordan
Picking up passengers
From coast to coast
Faith is the key
Open the doors and board them
There's room for all
among the loved the most

There ain't no room
for the hopeless sinner
Who would hurt all mankind just
To save his own
Have pity on those
whose chances are thinner
Cause there's no hiding place
From the Kingdom's Throne

So people get ready
for the train a-comin'
You don't need no baggage
you just get on board !
All you need is faith
to hear the diesels hummin
Don't need no ticket
you just thank, you just thank the Lord

Yeah
Ooh

Yeah
Ooh

I'm getting ready
I'm getting ready
this time I'm ready
this time I'm ready


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Subject: RE: Train a' Coming
From: Earl
Date: 03 Mar 98 - 11:52 PM

Looks like the same song to me.


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Subject: RE: Train a' Coming
From: Will
Date: 04 Mar 98 - 04:05 PM

Thanks, Dick. That's as close to what I remember the Chambers Brothers singing as my memory will allow, and much closer than the bits and pieces I have been singing to the kids for the last ten years.


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Subject: TRAIN< TRAIN
From: bmwkt@blomand.net
Date: 30 Aug 98 - 03:15 PM

DOes anyone know the history of Train, Train performed by Blackfoot.?? It sounds as if it could be blues and not just considered southern rock. I need some serious help on this question. Thanks for your time! Katy


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Subject: Need song title for lyrics
From:
Date: 14 Feb 99 - 02:06 PM

I am looking for the name of a songut particularly for those that might be used in a school program for K-3song "People Get Ready." I know Rod Stewart, Curtis Mayfield and Phil Collins (orshmid sun instead. Thanks link.net

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Subject: RE: Train a' Coming
From: Barry Finn
Date: 14 Feb 99 - 11:04 PM

Refresh. Barry


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Subject: RE: Need song title for lyrics
From: Barry Finn
Date: 14 Feb 99 - 11:05 PM

See thread titled "Train a' Coming. Barry


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Subject: RE: Train a' Coming
From: Lonesome EJ
Date: 15 Feb 99 - 12:28 AM

Alison....I am pretty sure "Get Ready Cause Here I Come" was a Temptations song,at least they had the hit with it.Later it was re-done by Rare Earth in a more rocked up version.


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Subject: Lyrics, please: 'People Get Ready'
From: Paul G.
Date: 31 May 99 - 10:40 AM

I think the name of this Gospel style tune is "People Get Ready" at least that's the first line. "...there's a train a coming..." Anybody got yhe rest?

Thanks! Paul


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Subject: Lyr Add: PEOPLE GET READY (Curtis Mayfield)
From: Jeri
Date: 31 May 99 - 11:20 AM

From TC's Song Lyrics Archive at http://www.users.globalnet.co.uk/~inferno/sla.html

People Get Ready
Curtis Mayfield

People get ready

There's a train a-coming
You don't need no baggage
You just get on board
All you need is faith
To hear the diesels humming
Don't need no ticket
You just thank the Lord

People get ready
For the train to Jordan
Picking up passengers
From coast to coast
Faith is the key
Open the doors and board them
There's room for all
among the loved the most

There ain't no room
for the hopeless sinner
Who would hurt all mankind just
To save his own
Have pity on those
whose chances are thinner
Cause there's no hiding place
From the Kingdom's Throne

So people get ready
for the train a-comin'
You don't need no baggage
you just get on board !
All you need is faith
to hear the diesels humming
Don't need no ticket
you just thank, you just thank the Lord

Yeah
Ooh

Yeah
Ooh

I'm getting ready
I'm getting ready
this time I'm ready
this time I'm ready
©
^^


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Subject: RE: Lyrics, please: 'People Get Ready'
From: ali_hil
Date: 31 May 99 - 02:58 PM

Sorry, Im lost I wanna find an Aerosmith lyrics.Can you help me?
Hi - this is a folk music site, so we don't have anything from Aerosmith. The lyrics site mentioned above has some Aerosmith stuff. Click here to get direct to their Aerosmith files. The International Lyrics Server used to be the best place for rock lyrics, but it was shut down and hasn't come back online yet - they're due to come back soon.
-Joe Offer-


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Subject: RE: Lyrics, please: 'People Get Ready'
From: Barry Finn
Date: 31 May 99 - 04:20 PM

There were a few threads on People Get Ready a while back, give the forum a search. Barry


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Subject: RE: Lyrics, please: 'People Get Ready'
From: Roger in Baltimore
Date: 31 May 99 - 04:31 PM

Ali-hil,

Yes, perhaps you are a bit lost. Not many lyrics to modern rock and roll at this site. You might try theOn-Line Guitar Archive. They do a pretty good job.

If you are looking for one of their Top-40 hits, you can try Lyrics World. They cover lyrics for Top-40 music from 1930 to 1998.

Good luck in your search.

Roger in Baltimore


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Subject: RE: Lyrics, please: 'People Get Ready'
From: Paul G.
Date: 31 May 99 - 04:43 PM

Thank you, thank you, thank you Jeri and Barry!

Paul


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Subject: Lyr Add: THE FACTORY (Bruce Springsteen)
From: Jeri
Date: 31 May 99 - 08:48 PM

If I wasn't familiar with Curtis Mayfield and heard a gospel choir perform this gospel song, I might have thought it was "folk" too!

Ironic anecdote alert. I was living in England from '79 to '81 and used to listen to Jim Lloyd's "Folk on II." He once introduced a song by saying "now, here's (name of group) with an American work song." They started to sing acapella:

Early in the morning factory whistle blows,
Man rises from bed and puts on his clothes,
Man takes his lunch, walks out in the morning light,
It's the working, the working, just the working life.

Through the mansions of fear, through the mansions of pain,
I see my daddy walking through them factory gates in the rain,
Factory takes his hearing, factory gives him life,
The working, the working, just the working life.

End of the day, factory whistle cries,
Men walk through these gates with death in their eyes.
And you just better believe, boy,
somebody's gonna get hurt tonight,
It's the working, the working, just the working life.

The Factory, by Bruce Springsteen (It sounded good acapella)


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Subject: RE: Lyrics, please: 'People Get Ready'
From: Paul G.
Date: 31 May 99 - 09:33 PM

As I recall, Springstein won the best contemporaty Folk song grammy a year or two ago...Also, Kenny Rankin recorded a version of People Get Ready about 15 years ago that was pretty folky. I'm looking to work some gospel-style songs into my mix for performing. I like the genre, and find many gospel tunes lend themselves to acoustic instrumentation...I'd welcome any additional song suggestions!

Best to all.

PG


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Subject: RE: Lyrics, please: 'People Get Ready'
From: Barry Finn
Date: 31 May 99 - 09:57 PM

The Chambers Brothers did this in a gospel sort of style back in the late 60's & they did it quite well. I think the LP was titled Going Uptown To Harlem. Thanks Jeri, always thought it to be a gospel number till now. Barry


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Subject: RE: Train a' Coming
From: Joe Offer
Date: 02 Oct 01 - 09:35 PM

Max played a Sonny Terry recording of this song on Mudcat Radio today - the tune was quite different from the Chambers Brothers recording I'm used to. Dick says Curtis Mayfield wrote it. When was the song written?
Lyrics World says Mayfield copyrighted it in 1964 - but the Sonny Terry version Max played is so different, it may be from a different source.
-Joe Offer-


Here's a post that got lost - not sure how I came across it.

Thread #9122   Message #58547

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14-Feb-99

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Subject: Performers of "People Get Ready"



I'm looking for a list of performers who've recorded or made a regular part of their repertoire the gospel song "People Get Ready." I know Rod Stewart, Curtis Mayfield and Phil Collins (orshmid sun instead. Thanks    link.net



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Subject: RE: People Get Ready - Train a' Coming
From: Steve Latimer
Date: 02 Oct 01 - 10:21 PM

I know that Jeff Beck did a wonderful version with Rod Stewart singing. It was kind of a reunion thing for them in the eighties. Jeff credits Curtis Mayfield, but I wouldn't be surprised if it pre-dates him.

Great song.


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Subject: RE: People Get Ready - Train a' Coming
From: GUEST,Roger the skiffler
Date: 03 Oct 01 - 03:37 AM

I'm relying on my unreliable memory but UK's Chris Barber Jazz and Blues Band did a version too which I think was on his Battersea Rain Dance LP, around 1970.
RtS


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Subject: RE: People Get Ready - Train a' Coming
From: GUEST,Mick O'Gorman
Date: 03 Oct 01 - 09:39 AM

I bought a copy of Eva Cassidy's compilation CD for her spine tingling version of Sting's 'Fields of Gold'. People Get Ready is one of the tracks recorderd on that CD. I dont have th CD in work with me, but I will get catalogue number, etc, and post it as soon as I can.


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