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Tune Req: Light the light, keep out the devil

In Mudcat MIDIs:
Shut de Door


AllisonA(Animaterra) 07 Aug 03 - 05:29 PM
AllisonA(Animaterra) 07 Aug 03 - 05:30 PM
Sorcha 07 Aug 03 - 06:52 PM
GUEST,John Hardly 07 Aug 03 - 08:50 PM
GUEST,John Hardly 07 Aug 03 - 11:00 PM
AllisonA(Animaterra) 08 Aug 03 - 06:11 AM
GUEST,John Hardly 08 Aug 03 - 07:06 AM
wysiwyg 23 Jan 04 - 10:28 PM
Sorcha 24 Jan 04 - 12:41 AM
wysiwyg 24 Jan 04 - 12:45 AM
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AllisonA(Animaterra) 25 Jan 04 - 06:27 AM
wysiwyg 28 Jan 04 - 12:32 AM
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GUEST 22 May 04 - 12:20 PM
GUEST,jennifer 06 Apr 05 - 01:06 AM
Azizi 06 Apr 05 - 08:45 AM
John Hardly 06 Apr 05 - 05:01 PM
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GUEST,Jennifer Siataga :] 11 Aug 06 - 01:22 AM
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GUEST,Do you know 02 Mar 08 - 09:04 PM
GUEST,lizlion 31 Mar 08 - 11:10 PM
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Q (Frank Staplin) 27 Jun 08 - 11:22 PM
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Subject: Tune Req: Light the light, keep out the devil
From: AllisonA(Animaterra)
Date: 07 Aug 03 - 05:29 PM

I'm doing this search for a member of my new little gospel choir. Anyone know this"


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Subject: LYR ADD Light the light, keep out the devil
From: AllisonA(Animaterra)
Date: 07 Aug 03 - 05:30 PM

light the light, keep out the devil
light the light, keep the devil in the dark
light the light, keep out the devil
everything is gonna be alright
everything is gonna be alright
vs 2
shut the door, keep out the devil
shut the door, keep the devil in the dark
shut the door, keep out the devil
everything is gonna be alright
everything is gonna be alright
everything is gonna be alright


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Light the light, keep out the devil
From: Sorcha
Date: 07 Aug 03 - 06:52 PM

How soon do you need it? I sent WYSIWYG the complete SATB score several months ago, but she is road tripping right now.


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Light the light, keep out the devil
From: GUEST,John Hardly
Date: 07 Aug 03 - 08:50 PM

It's an old Randy Stonehill song Shut De Do'-- redone by Tim and Molly O'Brien on their great Sugar Hill CD titled Remember Me

You may have heard a re-do (cover) but the original words are

shut de do, keep out de debil
Shut de do keep de debil in de night...


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Subject: Lyr Add: SHUT DE DO' (Randy Stonehill)
From: GUEST,John Hardly
Date: 07 Aug 03 - 11:00 PM

SHUT DE DO'
Randy Stonehill

CHORUS: Shut de do', keep out de debil
Shut de do', keep de debil in de ni-eet
Shut de do', keep out de debil
Light de candle everything's alright
Light de candle everything's alright

When I was a baby child
(Shut de do', keep out the debil)
Good and bad was just a game
(Shut de do', keep the debil in de ni-eet)
Many years and many trials
(Shut de do', keep out the debil)
They proved to me they not the same
(Shut de do', keep the debil in de ni-eet) CHORUS

Here's something you can do
If you dig it, you might want to
You can sing the song with me
Move your lips on the count of three CHORUS

Oh, Satan is an evil charmer
(Shut de do', keep out the debil)
He's hungry for a soul to hurt
(Shut de do', keep the debil in de ni-eet)
And without your holy armor
(Shut de do', keep out the debil)
He will eat you for dessert
(Shut de do', keep the debil in de ni-eet) CHORUS

My mama used to sing this song
(Shut de do', keep out the debil)
Poppa used to sing it, too
(Shut de do', keep the debil in de ni-eet)
Jesus called and took them home
(Shut de do', keep out the debil)
And so I sing the song for you
(Shut de do', keep the debil in de ni-eet) CHORUS


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Light the light, keep out the devil
From: AllisonA(Animaterra)
Date: 08 Aug 03 - 06:11 AM

I can wait! I'll send WYSYWYG a PM- thanks, Sorcha!
I'll be away in Colorado (visiting my dad in Boulder) next week, so there's time!
Allison


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Light the light, keep out the devil
From: GUEST,John Hardly
Date: 08 Aug 03 - 07:06 AM

obviously I misunderstood the question.


...walking away sheepishly.


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Light the light, keep out the devil
From: wysiwyg
Date: 23 Jan 04 - 10:28 PM

Never did find the sheet music (BAD Wizzy!), but how about a MIDI? I'm sending one to Mmario for Mudcat MIDIs.

BTW I believe it's actually an old spiritual, tho I can't cite the source, and that the Stonehill version is perhaps his arrangement and adaptation of same.

Great Epiphany piece.

~Susan


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Light the light, keep out the devil
From: Sorcha
Date: 24 Jan 04 - 12:41 AM

Yes, bad Wizzy....I know I sent it, I know you rec'd it....bad, bad Wizzy! Midi would do tho...


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Light the light, keep out the devil
From: wysiwyg
Date: 24 Jan 04 - 12:45 AM

The MIDI's a corker, too!

~S~


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Light the light, keep out the devil
From: GUEST
Date: 24 Jan 04 - 10:55 PM

Did it work, or do you want more?


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Light the light, keep out the devil
From: AllisonA(Animaterra)
Date: 25 Jan 04 - 06:27 AM

I would love the midi! Hop to it, Wizzy (whenever you can, please!)!


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Light the light, keep out the devil
From: wysiwyg
Date: 28 Jan 04 - 12:32 AM

It's at Mudcat MIDIs!

~Susan


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Subject: Shut de do' online performance
From: wysiwyg
Date: 01 Feb 04 - 04:01 PM

Hear it in Real Audio, about 3-4 minutes into an archived October 19, 2002 PRAIRIE HOME COMPANION show from Fitzgerald Theater, Saint Paul, Minnesota:

H E R E

Performed by the Hopeful Gospel Quartet: Mollie O'Brien, Robin and Linda Williams, and Garrison Keillor.

~Susan


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Light the light, keep out the devil
From: GUEST
Date: 22 May 04 - 12:20 PM


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Light the light, keep out the devil
From: GUEST,jennifer
Date: 06 Apr 05 - 01:06 AM

You all have NO Idea how long I have been looking for those lyrics!!!!!


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Light the light, keep out the devil
From: Azizi
Date: 06 Apr 05 - 08:45 AM

I have "Shut the door. Keep the devil in the night" on a recently produced CD of various reggae artists. That version really rocks!

Of course, I can't find that CD now. That would be too much like right. But I'll post the name of the CD and the artist's name
when I find it.

[And yes, I need to be more organized.]


PS.

I thought that this was originally a Caribbean song, but apparently these artists 'reggaed' the song up like they do so many other songs...

"Shut the door..." puts in words the Caribbean/Southern African American folk belief about the devil coming out at night to steal folk's souls...

The Caribbean folklore has duppies [ghosts] and the boogieman..The same one that lived in the Southern part of the USA...

Of course, the connections between West Indian folklore and African American folklore are understandable given the history and bloodlines we share..but-as they say-that is another story...


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Light the light, keep out the devil
From: John Hardly
Date: 06 Apr 05 - 05:01 PM

everything I can find still attributes "original words and music - Randy Stonehill" That is the attribution on the Tim & Mollie O'Brien CD.

Could this be one of those "I thought it was an old folk song" about which that other thread is speaking?


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Light the light, keep out the devil
From: John Hardly
Date: 06 Apr 05 - 05:02 PM

...by the way -- even if it is penned by Stonehill that still makes it over thirty years old.


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Light the light, keep out the devil
From: GUEST,Jennifer Siataga :]
Date: 11 Aug 06 - 01:22 AM

light the light, keep out the devil
light the light, keep the devil out the door
light the light, keep out the devil
everything is gonna be alright
everything is gonna be alright

Jesus said, let there be light
(bridge) -light the light, keep out the devil
and everything is gonna be alright
(bridge) -light the light, keep out the devil
just listen closely & you will see
(bridge) -light the light, keep out the devil
that you will live eternaly
(bridge) -light the light and keep out the devil

light the light, keep out the devil (keep repeating til' fade)


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Light the light, keep out the devil
From: Azizi
Date: 15 Nov 07 - 06:58 PM

Hello, guest Fefrowllare. If you have registered, why are you still posting as a guest?

Be that as it may, your post prompted me to look for a YouTube video of this Caribbean gospel song.

There's a few of them. Here's one that I think is pretty good:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k2YMS0Fk5-w&feature=related
"Shut De Door" - Dry Bones


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Light the light, keep out the devil
From: GUEST,Do you know
Date: 02 Mar 08 - 09:04 PM

What verse this song originated from?


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Light the light, keep out the devil
From: GUEST,lizlion
Date: 31 Mar 08 - 11:10 PM

Verse 1:
Oh when I was a baby child,
(shut de do', keep out the devil),
good and bad was just a game,
(shut de do', keep the devil in the night).

Many years and many trials,
(shut de do', keep out the devil),
they proved to me they're not the same,
(shut de do', keep the devil in the night).

Chorus

Verse 2:
Well Satan is an evil charmer,
(shut de do', keep out the devil),
he's hungry for a soul to hurt,
(shut de do', keep the devil in the night).

And without your holy armour,
(shut de do', keep out the devil),
he'll eat you for dessert,
(shut de do', keep the devil in the night).

Chorus

Bridge:
Said a hey, hey, hey, shut de do',
hey, hey, hey, shut de do',
hey, hey, you better shut de do;
say a prayer and he won't be back no more,
say a prayer and he won't be back no more.

Verse 3:
My momma used to sing this song,
(shut de do', keep out the devil),
my papa used to sing it too,
(shut de do', keep the devil in the night).

I have grown a little older,
(shut de do', keep out the devil),
so now I sing this song for you,
(shut de do', keep the devil in the night).

Chorus

Ending:
Light the candle everything's alright,
light the candle everything's alright.


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Light the light, keep out the devil
From: GUEST,lizlion
Date: 27 Jun 08 - 10:02 PM

Intro:
We keep jammin'
We be rockin'
We keep jammin'
We be rockin'

Chorus:
Shut de do', keep out the devil,
shut de do', keep the devil in the night.
Shut de do', keep out the devil,
light the candle everything's alright,
light the candle everything's alright.

Verse 1:
Oh when I was a baby child,
(shut de do', keep out the devil),
good and bad was just a game,
(shut de do', keep the devil in the night).

Many years and many trials,
(shut de do', keep out the devil),
they proved to me they're not the same,
(shut de do', keep the devil in the night).

Chorus

Verse 2:
Well Satan is an evil charmer,
(shut de do', keep out the devil),
he's hungry for a soul to hurt,
(shut de do', keep the devil in the night).

And without your holy armour,
(shut de do', keep out the devil),
he'll eat you for dessert,
(shut de do', keep the devil in the night).

Chorus

Bridge:
Said a hey, hey, hey, shut de do',
hey, hey, hey, shut de do',
hey, hey, you better shut de do;
say a prayer and he won't be back no more,
say a prayer and he won't be back no more.

Verse 3:
My momma used to sing this song,
(shut de do', keep out the devil),
my papa used to sing it too,
(shut de do', keep the devil in the night).

I have grown a little older,
(shut de do', keep out the devil),
so now I sing this song for you,
(shut de do', keep the devil in the night).

Chorus

Ending:
Light the candle everything's alright,
light the candle everything's alright.


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Light the light, keep out the devil
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 27 Jun 08 - 11:22 PM

lizlion- thanks for the verses. Where do they come from?


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Light the light, keep out the devil
From: GUEST,TRUE.FAITH
Date: 17 Oct 11 - 01:59 PM

what is the 90s Christian rap song that had these lyrics in it?


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