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Lyr Add: I'm Packin' Up

wysiwyg 28 Oct 03 - 02:47 PM
masato sakurai 29 Oct 03 - 05:51 AM
Margret RoadKnight 29 Oct 03 - 06:54 AM
masato sakurai 29 Oct 03 - 09:10 PM
wysiwyg 01 Nov 03 - 02:00 PM
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Subject: Lyr Add: I'm Packin' Up
From: wysiwyg
Date: 28 Oct 03 - 02:47 PM

Hear a live recording at VOICES ACROSS AMERICA. Call/response format, with portions in parens either echoes by choir or leader/choir unison.

~S~

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I'M PACKIN' UP (I'm Gettin' Ready to Go)
Traditional spiritual, as sung by Minnie Chill and CME, Danville Community of Biggersville, Mississippi


I'm packin' up... I'm gettin' ready to go
I'm packin' up (I'm packin' up, I'm gettin' ready to go)
I'm packin' up (I'm packin' up, I'm gettin' ready to go)
Lord, I'm (jes' packin' up, gettin' ready to go)

My mother's gone (my mother's gone, I'm gettin' ready to go)
My mother's gone (my mother's gone, I'm gettin' ready to go)
My mother's gone (my mother's gone, I'm gettin' ready to go)
Lord, I'm (jes' packin' up, gettin' ready to go)

I'm prayin' hard (I'm prayin' hard, I'm gettin' ready to go)
I'm prayin' hard (I'm prayin' hard, I'm gettin' ready to go)
I'm prayin' hard (I'm prayin' hard, I'm gettin' ready to go)
Lord, I'm (jes' packin' up, gettin' ready to go)

My father's gone (my father's gone, I'm gettin' ready to go)
My father's gone (my father's gone, I'm gettin' ready to go)
My father's gone (my father's gone, I'm gettin' ready to go)
Lord, I'm (jes' packin' up, gettin' ready to go)

I'm packin' up... I'm gettin' ready to go
I'm packin' up (I'm packin' up, I'm gettin' ready to go)
I'm packin' up (I'm packin' up, I'm gettin' ready to go)
Lord, I'm (jes' packin' up, gettin' ready to go)



SH


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Subject: Lyr Add: PACKIN' UP
From: masato sakurai
Date: 29 Oct 03 - 05:51 AM

The most famous and much livelier version of this song was sung by the Famous Ward Singers (Clara Ward Singers), who recorded several times. This is from their 1958 recording (on The Gospel Train Is Coming, MCA/Gems MVCE 24003 [Japan]; originally Dot DLP25138). Marion Williams, once a member of the Ward Singers, also sang this.
PACKIN' UP

I am on my way to the true Jerusalem
Where the sun never goes down
Every day I'm making preparations
Well I'm packin' (Gettin' ready to go)
Yeah, I'm gettin' ready (Gettin' ready to go)
Gettin' ready to go
(I'm packin' up, gettin' ready to go)

Packin' up (Gettin' ready to go)
Gettin' ready to go (Gettin' ready to go)
Packin' up (Gettin' ready to go)
Gettin' ready to go (Gettin' ready to go)
Packin' up (Gettin' ready to go)
Gettin' ready to go (Gettin' ready to go)
I'm packin' up (Gettin' ready to go)
Gettin' ready to go (Gettin' ready to go)

Oh, I got my sword (Got my sword)
I got my shield (sword and shield)
Got my ticket (Got my ticket)
Signed and sealed (Signed and sealed)
Well, you know, I'm packin' (Gettin' ready to go)
Yeah, I'm gettin' ready (Gettin' ready to go)
Gettin' ready to go
(I'm packin' up, gettin' ready to go)

*
Well, you know, I'm packin', packin'
Lord (Packin' up) oh, Lord (Packin' up)
Lord (Packin' up) oh, Lord (Packin' up)
Lord (Packin' up) oh, Lord (Packin' up)
Lord (Packin' up) oh, Lord (Packin' up)
(Packin' up, packin' up, packin' up, packin' up)

(Packin' up, packin' up, packin' up, packin' up)
Lord (Packin' up) oh, Lord (Packin' up)
I'm packin' up (Gettin' ready to go)
Gettin' ready (Gettin' ready to go)
Gettin' ready to go
(I'm packin' up, gettin' ready to go)

Then I pray (Gettin' ready to go)
An earnest prayer (Gettin' ready to go)
Lord, Lord (Gettin' ready to go)
Please meet me there (Gettin' ready to go)
Then I tell Him (Gettin' ready to go)
He's got to make me stronger (Gettin' ready to go)
Don't you know I can't (Gettin' ready to go)
Can't hold off much longer (Gettin' ready to go)

When a wheel (When a wheel)
Brings to turn (Gettin' ready to go)
Little fire (And the fire)
Begins to burn (Fire begins to burn)
Well, you know, I'm packin' (Gettin' ready to go)
Yeah, I'm gettin' ready (Gettin' ready to go)
Gettin' ready to go
(I'm packin' up, gettin' ready to go)

(* Repeat)


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: I'm Packin' Up
From: Margret RoadKnight
Date: 29 Oct 03 - 06:54 AM

Great call, Masato!
(1st line probably "new" Jerusalem)


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: I'm Packin' Up
From: masato sakurai
Date: 29 Oct 03 - 09:10 PM

Margret, you're right. The "new" Jerusalem.


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Subject: Add: I'm Packin' Up, 3
From: wysiwyg
Date: 01 Nov 03 - 02:00 PM

Here's how we'll be doing it.

~Susan

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I'M PACKIN' UP (I'm Gettin' Ready to Go)
Traditional spiritual, learned from the singing of Minnie Chill and CME, Danville Community of Biggersville, Mississippi. The most famous and much livelier version of this song was sung by the Famous Ward Singers (Clara Ward Singers), who recorded it several times. Marion Williams, once a member of the Ward Singers, also sang this. Endless verses on a number of themes can be made up for any occasion. This version edited and additional verses by Susan O. Hinton.


I'm packin' up...    I'm gettin' ready to go
I'm packin' up (I'm packin' up, I'm gettin' ready to go)
I'm packin' up (I'm packin' up, I'm gettin' ready to go)
Lord, I'm (jes' packin' up, gettin' ready to go)

I'm on my knees (on my knees, gettin' ready to go)
I'm on my knees (on my knees, gettin' ready to go)
I'm on my knees (on my knees, gettin' ready to go)
Lord, I'm (jes' packin' up, gettin' ready to go)

I'm takin' joy (takin' joy, gettin' ready to go)
I'm takin' joy (takin' joy, gettin' ready to go)
I'm takin' joy (takin' joy, gettin' ready to go)
Lord, I'm (jes' packin' up, gettin' ready to go)

I'm goin' home (goin' home, gettin' ready to go)
I'm goin' home (goin' home, gettin' ready to go)
I'm goin' home (goin' home, gettin' ready to go)
Lord, I'm (jes' packin' up, gettin' ready to go)

I'll praise Him there (praise Him there, gettin' ready to go)
I'll praise Him there (praise Him there, gettin' ready to go)
I'll praise Him there (praise Him there, gettin' ready to go)
Lord, I'm (jes' packin' up, gettin' ready to go)

I'll see His face (see His face, gettin' ready to go)
I'll see His face (see His face, gettin' ready to go)
I'll see His face (see His face, gettin' ready to go)
Lord, I'm (jes' packin' up, gettin' ready to go)

I've done my best (done my best, gettin' ready to go)
I've done my best (done my best, gettin' ready to go)
I've done my best (done my best, gettin' ready to go)
Lord, I'm (jes' packin' up, gettin' ready to go)

I'm packin' up (packin' up, gettin' ready to go)
I'm packin' up (packin' up, gettin' ready to go)
I'm packin' up (packin' up, gettin' ready to go)
Lord, I'm (jes' packin' up, gettin' ready to go)

SH


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: I'm Packin' Up
From: AllisonA(Animaterra)
Date: 01 Nov 03 - 04:17 PM

I'm saving this for Animaterra to do! Thanks, Susan!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: I'm Packin' Up
From: wysiwyg
Date: 01 Nov 03 - 04:53 PM

We're doing it tonight, and I'm putting it in the porta-kit too, for unexpected chances to lead songs at events when there are no instruments handy.

~S~


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: I'm Packin' Up
From: wysiwyg
Date: 19 Apr 14 - 05:10 AM

Nowadays I use this to close workshops, song circles, meetings, etc, sending it around the circle if people have caught the pattern well enough to "spontaneate" their own improvised appreciations of one another or what they're taking away from the event. I'll point between my part and their response to help them catch it and start off the improvs with something like, "I'll take your smile," (packin up gettin ready to go). I'll see who's getting it quickest and then point the turn to them. I don't explain much-- that just creates a schoolroom, perfectionist, killjoy vibe. The song itself does all the work and I just model setting it loose.

♥♡♥


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