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Subject: Lyr Req: Missing Spirituals
From: wysiwyg
Date: 27 Mar 05 - 08:17 AM

Below is a list of song clips-- sound files I have from various sources-- that appear to be songs we don't have posted at Mudcat or in the DT. (Although it never hurts for a fresh pair of eyes to look in there.)

The titles are as given on the recording the clip is from, plus (for some), any identifying phrase that might give a clue to an alternate title or to identify how it's different from other songs with similar titles. The name of the singer or group is part of the file name, if I had it.

Some of these are listed in my index of spirituals in print-- books I don't have. (I have another pile of titles that ARE in books I have, and I'll post those as I work them up for church.) PM me if you want a fresh copy of the index via email. I have been told it is too big to post.

Please help if you can. If you want to hear the clip, PM me your email addy and let me know which clip(s).

Thanks,

~Susan

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Ain't Got Time to Die - FJS.mp3
Ain't Got Time to Die clip - Kathleen Battle.wav
Ain't No Grave Can Hold My Body Down clip - Bozie Sturdivant.wav
At the Meeting clip - Sensational Nightingales.wav

band of Gideon - Fisk U Jubilee Quartette - opensource.mp3
Bear de Burden-All God's Chillun Got Wings clip - robeson.wav
Bear the Burden (in the heat of the day) clip - Paul Robeson.wav
Been in the Storm So Long - fisk - KC.wav
Blow, Gabriel clip- McIntosh County Shouters - acd.wav

Can I Ride (If I Got My Ticket) clip - jubilant sykes.wav
Can I Ride (Lord, If I Got My Ticket ) clip - shaw.wav
Carry Me Back to Green Pastures clip - paul robeson.wav
Choose Your Seat And Set Down - vera hall.mp3
Choose Your Seat and Set Down clip - Vera Hall.wav
Come Down Angels (trouble the water) clip - brown.wav
Come on Children, Let's Sing clip - mahalia.wav
Come On Up To Bright Glory clip - mahalia.wav

Daniel, Daniel, Servant of the Lord - fisk - KC.wav
Daniel, Daniel, Servant of the Lord clip - fisk.wav
De Gospel Train clip - Florence Quivar.wav
De 'Ole Ark's A-Movering clip - robeson.wav
Deep River - Blind Boys of Alabama- OTRH.wmv
Deep River clip- marian anderson.wav
Did You Hear When Jesus Rose clip - Robert Sims.mp3
Didn't My Lord Deliver Daniel clip - robeson.wav

Go Down Emanuel Road clip - belafonte.wav
Go Tell It on the Mountain - Blind Boys of Alabama - OTRH.wmv
Go, preach my Gospel (ed. William Dargan) clip - chi acapella.wav
God's Little Birds - Sister O M Terrell.mp3
Going Home clip - robeson.wav
Gonna Journey Away - fisk - KC.wav
Good Mornin'('John Canoe' Processional) clip - belafonte anth.wav
Great Camp Meeting clip - fisk.wav

Hammer Ring clip.wav
Hammer Song clip - Paul Robeson.wav
Hark 'E Angel (Watcher's Shout) clip - Harry Belafonte.wav
He Got Better Things for You clip - Memphis Sanctified Singers.wav
Heard Of A City Called Heaven clip - roland hayes - em.wav
He's All and All clip - Wings Over Jordan.wav
High Water clip - paul robeson.wav
Hold Out Your Light clip- Robert Sims.mp3
Honor! Honor! clip - Leontyne Price.wav
Honor, Honor clip- Kathleen Battle.wav
Honor, Honor long clip - marian anderson.wav
Hope I'll Join the Band clip - fisk.wav
How Do You Do, Ev'rybody (Greeting Shout) clip - Erzalene Jenkins.wav

I know dat I'll be happy 'till I die.mp3
I Know I Have Another Building clip - fisk.wav
I Love the Name clip - Florence Quivar.wav
I Want to Be Ready clip - Paul Robeson.wav
I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel To Be Free clip - Leontyne price.wav
I'll Hear de Trumpet clip - robeson.wav
I'll Make Me A Man clip - roland hayes - em.wav
I'll Never Turn Back (W. C. Handy) clip - Uzee Brown.wav
I'm a Soldier - Blind Boys of Alabama - OTRH.wmv
I'm Goin' to Tell God All O' My Troubles clip - robeson.wav
I'm Gonna Sing Till the Spirit Moves - fisk - KC.wav
I'm Gonna Sing Till the Spirit Moves clip - fisk.wav
I'm Troubled clip - roland hayes - em.wav
In Bright Mansions clip - fisk.wav
It Takes a Long Pull to Get There clip - Paul Robeson.wav

Judgement clip - Rev. Sister Mary M. Nelson.wav

Keep Movin' clip- Standard Quartette - acd.wav
Kneebone Bend (Prayer Shout) clip - Bessie Jones.wav

Lead Me to the Rock clip - Charles Sims.wav
Lord I Done Done clip - fisk.wav
Lord I'm Out Here On Your Word (got my religion in time) - fisk - KC.wav
Lord, How Come Me Here clip - brown.wav
Lord, How Come Me Here instr clip - norman, battle.wav
Lord, I Just Can't Keep from Cryin' clip - brown.wav
Lord, I Just Can't Keep From Cryin' long clip - price.wav
Lord, I'm Out Here on Your Word clip - fisk.wav

March Down to Jordan clip - belafonte.wav
Mary, What You Call Yo' Baby clip - Erzalene Jenkins.wav
Mighty Lak' A Rose clip - robeson.wav
Moan, You Moaners clip - bessie smith, bessemer singers.wav
My Good Lord's Done Been Here clip - Robert Sims.mp3
My Lord's Writing All the Time clip - fisk.wav
My Way clip - Paul Robeson.wav
My Way Is Cloudy clip - leontyne price.wav

Noah, Noah, Hold On clip.wav
Now Let Me Fly clip - fisk.wav

O Glory clip - brown.wav
O Thou Silent Night clip - robeson.wav
Oh Glory clip - norman, battle.wav
Oh! Rock Me, Julie clip (Kern) - robeson.wav
On Revival Day (A Rhythmic Spiritual) clip - bessie smith.wav
One Of You Shall Betray Me clip - roland hayes - em.wav

Po' Mo'ner Got a Home at Las' clip - conrad.wav
Po' Moaner Got a Home at Last clip - Fisk Jubilee Singers,Quartet - acd.wav
Poor Man Lazarus (dip your finger in the water) - fisk - KC.wav
Poor Mourner clip - shaw.wav

Ride On Jesus (I want to go to heaven in the morning) - fisk -KC.wav
Rise, Shine, For Thy Light Is A 'Comin' - FJS.mp3
Rise, Shine, Give God the Glory (Brethren Rise) clip - fisk.wav
Rock in a Weary Land (My God Is a Rock) clip - Belafonte.wav
Rock in a Weary Land (My God Is a Rock) clip - shaw.wav
Rock in Jerusalem (ringing them bells) - fisk- KC.wav
Run to Jesus (Fisk Jubilee Singers collection) clip - chi acapella.wav

Sit Down (Going Up To Heaven) clip - roland hayes - em.wav
Sit Down (Lord, Is This Heaven) clip - roland hayes - em.wav
Sit Down (You're Tired, Child) clip - roland hayes - em.wav
Sit Down, Servant clip - Leontyne Price.wav
Some Day He'll Make It Plain to Me clip - robeson.wav
Stand Still Jordan clip - Paul Robeson.wav
Sweet Little Jesus Boy clip - leontyne price.wav
Sweet Little Jesus Boy clip - Robert Sims.mp3

Take My Mother Home clip - conrad.wav
There Is a Green Hill clip - robeson.wav
There Is a Light Shining clip - fisk.wav
There Is a Light Shining for Me clip - fisk.wav
There's a Meetin' Here Tonight clip - Joseph Crawford.wav
They Led My Lord Away clip - jubilant sykes.wav
This Is the Hammer clip - robeson.wav
Too Late, Sinner clip.wav
Trampin' clip - fisk.wav
Trampin' long clip - marian anderson.wav

Walk Together Children clip - brown.wav
Walk Together, Children clip - brunelle.wav
Wanderer clip - Paul Robeson.wav
Watch and Pray clip - brown.wav
Weepin' Mary clip - Paul Robeson.wav
What band is this - Hann's Emperors of Song - opensource.mp3
When I Am Laid In Earth clip - anderson.wav
Who Betrayed My Lord clip - roland hayes - em.wav
Wonderful Councillor clip - Leonard DePaur.wav
Work All de Summer clip - robeson.wav

You Better Get Somebody on Your Bond clip - fisk.wav
You Can Tell the World clip - norman, battle.wav
You're Going to Reap Just What You Sow clip - fisk.wav


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Missing Spirituals
From: wysiwyg
Date: 27 Mar 05 - 08:21 AM

PS, why? Because if it's on a recording, it ought to be considered popular enough to include at Mudcat. (Many of the above appear on numerous recordings.) Also, for 99% of the above, the song is attributed in some way as a "spiritual." Maybe an individual song is or is not a spiritual; for songs in doubt, as you work through the list-- maybe a new "origins" thread for each of those is in order?

Thanks,

~Susan


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Missing Spirituals
From: wysiwyg
Date: 28 Mar 05 - 05:01 AM

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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Missing Spirituals
From: wysiwyg
Date: 29 Mar 05 - 06:23 PM


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Missing Spirituals
From: GUEST,joseacsilva@sercomtel.com.br
Date: 30 Mar 05 - 08:52 AM

Hi Susan, you´ve got great material there. I wish I could listen to that somehow.

Joe


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Missing Spirituals
From: wysiwyg
Date: 30 Mar 05 - 09:18 AM

Guest j, all you have to do is spend hours sifting through Amazon, CDBaby, and Barnes & Noble online to find the recordings and their sound clips. I'm very lucky that I have the time, the health, and the computer to do it. I'm also very lucky that my tune memory and familiarity with the melodic idiom of the genre make it possible for me to estimate the basics of a tune from a 30-second clip.

Do you have any of the songbooks where these might appear, to help by posting a few?

~Susan


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Missing Spirituals
From: wysiwyg
Date: 30 Mar 05 - 09:19 AM

PS, be on the lookout for an email from "motormice."

~Susan


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Missing Spirituals
From: GUEST,WYS
Date: 30 Mar 05 - 10:35 AM

Actually, with the list above, it's not that hard to Google up the clips, using the song title + artist name.

When I checked Mudcat for what had been posted, Supersearch must have been glitching, because these are in the DT, substantially as sung in the clips:

Deep River
Didn't My Lord Deliver Daniel
Go Tell it on the Mountain
Hammer Ring
I'll Hear de Trumpet
Mighty Lak' A Rose
Now Let Me Fly (chorus differs on clip)

Sorry about that. Still, I would not be sure we have ALL the lyrics for those songs, as they might be shown in spirituals songbooks.

~Susan


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Missing Spirituals
From: wysiwyg
Date: 03 Apr 05 - 12:58 PM

Also looking for:

If He Changed Mah Name
Sing, Aho, If I had The Wings Of A Dove
An' I Cry
Guide My Feet
Come Out The Wilderness
Now We Take This Feeble Body
The Bridegroom Has Done Come

~S~


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Missing Spirituals
From: wysiwyg
Date: 03 Apr 05 - 01:10 PM

If some of y'all have checked your songbooks or CD liner notes, but don't have any of these I am looking for, it would be helpful to me if you post here about it. Or I may start sending out PMs to likely suspects! :~)

Thanks,

~Susan


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Subject: Add: LORD, I JUST CAN'T KEEP FROM CRYIN'
From: wysiwyg
Date: 04 Apr 05 - 11:00 AM

LORD, I JUST CAN'T KEEP FROM CRYIN'
Traditional Negro Spiritual
Arr. Margaret Bonds (1913-1972)

Lord, I just can't keep from cryin' some time
When my heart is full of sorrow
And my eyes are full of tears
Lord, I just can't keep from cryin' some time.

Lord, I fold my arms and cry some time
When my heart is full of sorrow
And my eyes are full of tears
Lord, I fold my arms and cry some time.

Lord, I hum a tune and cry some time
When my heart is full of sorrow
And my eyes are full of tears
Lord, I hum a tune and cry some time.

SH

@spiritual


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Subject: Add: AIN'T GOT TIME TO DIE
From: wysiwyg
Date: 04 Apr 05 - 11:06 AM

AIN'T GOT TIME TO DIE
Traditional Negro Spiritual
As sung by the Kuumba Chorus

[The parts marked SATB below can be unison congregational or choral responses.]

(lead) Lord I keep so busy praisin' my Jesus...
(SATB) Keep so busy praisin' my Jesus (2x)
Ain' got time to die.
Hm, I'm praisin' my Jesus (3x)
Ain' got time to die.

CHO:
'Cause it takes all o' my time to praise my Jesus
All of my time to praise my Lord
If I don't praise Him de rocks gon-ter cry out:
"Glory an' hon-nuh, glory an' hon-nuh!"
Ain' got time to die.

(lead) Lord, I keep so busy workin' fer de Kingdom...
(SATB) Keep so busy workin' fer de Kingdom (2x)
Ain' got time to die.
Hm, I'm workin' fer de Kingdom (3x)
Ain' got time to die.

(repeat Chorus)

(lead) Lord I keep so busy servin' my Master
(SATB) Keep so busy servin' my master (2x)
Ain' got time to die.
Hm, I'm servin' my master (3x)
Ain' got time to die

(repeat Chorus)

Now won't you git out o' my way, lemme praise my Jesus?
Out o' my way, lemme praise my Lord
If I don't praise Him de rocks gon-ter cry out:
"Glory an hon-nuh, glory and hon-nuh!"
Ain' got time to die.

SH

@spiritual


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Subject: ADD: OLD ARK'S A-MOVERIN'
From: wysiwyg
Date: 04 Apr 05 - 11:11 AM

THE OLD ARK'S A-MOVERIN'
Traditional Negro Spiritual


CHO:

F
The old ark's a-moverin'
C7         F
A-moverin' a-moverin'

The old ark's a-moverin'
          C7    F
By the Spirit of God

(repeat)


F
How many days the water fall
C7             F
Forty days and nights in all

Old ark she reel, old ark she rock
            C7          F
Old ark she landed on a mountain top


Ham, Shem, and Japeth was settin' one day
Talkin' on the upper deck and lookin' at the bay
While they was disputin' 'bout this and that
The ark done bump on Ararat

See that sister dressed so fine
She ain't got religion on her mind
See that brother dressed so gay
Devil's gonna come and carry him away


SOURCE: Guitar Picker - www.gospelmusic.tk


SH

@spiritual


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Subject: Add: GUIDE MY FEET
From: wysiwyg
Date: 04 Apr 05 - 11:15 AM

GUIDE MY FEET
Traditional Negro Spiritual


1. Guide my feet while I run this race.
Guide my feet while I run this race.
Guide my feet while I run this race,
For I don't want to run this race in vain!

2. Hold my hand while I run this race.
Hold my hand while I run this race.
Hold my hand while I run this race,
For I don't want to run this race in vain!

3. Stand by me while I run this race.
Stand by me while I run this race.
Stand by me while I run this race,
For I don't want to run this race in vain!

4. I'm your child while I run this race.
I'm your child while I run this race.
I'm your child while I run this race,
For I don't want to run this race in vain!

5. Search my heart while I run this race.
Search my heart while I run this race.
Search my heart while I run this race,
For I don't want to run this race in vain!

6. Guide my feet while I run this race.
Guide my feet while I run this race.
Guide my feet while I run this race,
For I don't want to run this race in vain!

SH

@spiritual


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Missing Spirituals
From: wysiwyg
Date: 04 Apr 05 - 11:19 AM

Here's a clue for finding "Come Out the Wilderness":

Text: Afro-American spiritual
Music: Afro-American spiritual, adapt. and arr. by William Farley Smith, 1986
Tune: TURNER, Meter: Irr.

Might be from a Methodist Hymnal.

~S~


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Missing Spirituals
From: wysiwyg
Date: 04 Apr 05 - 11:28 AM

REVISED LIST OF WANTED SONGS:

Ain't No Grave Can Hold My Body Down clip - Bozie Sturdivant.wav
An' I Cry
At the Meeting clip - Sensational Nightingales.wav

band of Gideon - Fisk U Jubilee Quartette - opensource.mp3
Bear de Burden-All God's Chillun Got Wings clip - robeson.wav
Bear the Burden (in the heat of the day) clip - Paul Robeson.wav
Been in the Storm So Long - fisk - KC.wav
Blow, Gabriel clip- McIntosh County Shouters - acd.wav
Bridegroom Has Done Come

Can I Ride (If I Got My Ticket) clip - jubilant sykes.wav
Can I Ride (Lord, If I Got My Ticket ) clip - shaw.wav
Carry Me Back to Green Pastures clip - paul robeson.wav
Choose Your Seat And Set Down - vera hall.mp3
Choose Your Seat and Set Down clip - Vera Hall.wav
Come Down Angels (trouble the water) clip - brown.wav
Come on Children, Let's Sing clip - mahalia.wav
Come On Up To Bright Glory clip - mahalia.wav
Come Out The Wilderness

Daniel, Daniel, Servant of the Lord - fisk - KC.wav
Daniel, Daniel, Servant of the Lord clip - fisk.wav
De Gospel Train clip - Florence Quivar.wav
Did You Hear When Jesus Rose clip - Robert Sims.mp3

Go Down Emanuel Road clip - belafonte.wav
Go, preach my Gospel (ed. William Dargan) clip - chi acapella.wav
God's Little Birds - Sister O M Terrell.mp3
Going Home clip - robeson.wav
Gonna Journey Away - fisk - KC.wav
Good Mornin'('John Canoe' Processional) clip - belafonte anth.wav
Great Camp Meeting clip - fisk.wav

Hammer Song clip - Paul Robeson.wav
Hark 'E Angel (Watcher's Shout) clip - Harry Belafonte.wav
He Got Better Things for You clip - Memphis Sanctified Singers.wav
Heard Of A City Called Heaven clip - roland hayes - em.wav
He's All and All clip - Wings Over Jordan.wav
High Water clip - paul robeson.wav
Hold Out Your Light clip- Robert Sims.mp3
Honor! Honor! clip - Leontyne Price.wav
Honor, Honor clip- Kathleen Battle.wav
Honor, Honor long clip - marian anderson.wav
Hope I'll Join the Band clip - fisk.wav
How Do You Do, Ev'rybody (Greeting Shout) clip - Erzalene Jenkins.wav

I know dat I'll be happy 'till I die.mp3
I Know I Have Another Building clip - fisk.wav
I Love the Name clip - Florence Quivar.wav
I Want to Be Ready clip - Paul Robeson.wav
I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel To Be Free clip - Leontyne price.wav
I'll Make Me A Man clip - roland hayes - em.wav
I'll Never Turn Back (W. C. Handy) clip - Uzee Brown.wav
I'm a Soldier - Blind Boys of Alabama - OTRH.wmv
I'm Goin' to Tell God All O' My Troubles clip - robeson.wav
I'm Gonna Sing Till the Spirit Moves - fisk - KC.wav
I'm Gonna Sing Till the Spirit Moves clip - fisk.wav
I'm Troubled clip - roland hayes - em.wav
If He Changed Mah Name
In Bright Mansions clip - fisk.wav
It Takes a Long Pull to Get There clip - Paul Robeson.wav

Judgement clip - Rev. Sister Mary M. Nelson.wav

Keep Movin' clip- Standard Quartette - acd.wav
Kneebone Bend (Prayer Shout) clip - Bessie Jones.wav

Lead Me to the Rock clip - Charles Sims.wav
Lord I Done Done clip - fisk.wav
Lord I'm Out Here On Your Word (got my religion in time) - fisk - KC.wav
Lord, How Come Me Here clip - brown.wav
Lord, How Come Me Here instr clip - norman, battle.wav
Lord, I'm Out Here on Your Word clip - fisk.wav

March Down to Jordan clip - belafonte.wav
Mary, What You Call Yo' Baby clip - Erzalene Jenkins.wav
Moan, You Moaners clip - bessie smith, bessemer singers.wav
My Good Lord's Done Been Here clip - Robert Sims.mp3
My Lord's Writing All the Time clip - fisk.wav
My Way clip - Paul Robeson.wav
My Way Is Cloudy clip - leontyne price.wav

Noah, Noah, Hold On clip.wav
Now We Take This Feeble Body

O Glory clip - brown.wav
O Thou Silent Night clip - robeson.wav
Oh Glory clip - norman, battle.wav
Oh! Rock Me, Julie clip (Kern) - robeson.wav
On Revival Day (A Rhythmic Spiritual) clip - bessie smith.wav
One Of You Shall Betray Me clip - roland hayes - em.wav

Po' Mo'ner Got a Home at Las' clip - conrad.wav
Po' Moaner Got a Home at Last clip - Fisk Jubilee Singers,Quartet - acd.wav
Poor Man Lazarus (dip your finger in the water) - fisk - KC.wav
Poor Mourner clip - shaw.wav

Ride On Jesus (I want to go to heaven in the morning) - fisk -KC.wav
Rise, Shine, For Thy Light Is A 'Comin' - FJS.mp3
Rise, Shine, Give God the Glory (Brethren Rise) clip - fisk.wav
Rock in a Weary Land (My God Is a Rock) clip - Belafonte.wav
Rock in a Weary Land (My God Is a Rock) clip - shaw.wav
Rock in Jerusalem (ringing them bells) - fisk- KC.wav
Run to Jesus (Fisk Jubilee Singers collection) clip - chi acapella.wav

Sing, Aho, If I had The Wings Of A Dove
Sit Down (Going Up To Heaven) clip - roland hayes - em.wav
Sit Down (Lord, Is This Heaven) clip - roland hayes - em.wav
Sit Down (You're Tired, Child) clip - roland hayes - em.wav
Sit Down, Servant clip - Leontyne Price.wav
Some Day He'll Make It Plain to Me clip - robeson.wav
Stand Still Jordan clip - Paul Robeson.wav
Sweet Little Jesus Boy clip - leontyne price.wav
Sweet Little Jesus Boy clip - Robert Sims.mp3

Take My Mother Home clip - conrad.wav
There Is a Green Hill clip - robeson.wav
There Is a Light Shining clip - fisk.wav
There Is a Light Shining for Me clip - fisk.wav
There's a Meetin' Here Tonight clip - Joseph Crawford.wav
They Led My Lord Away clip - jubilant sykes.wav
This Is the Hammer clip - robeson.wav
Too Late, Sinner clip.wav
Trampin' clip - fisk.wav
Trampin' long clip - marian anderson.wav

Walk Together Children clip - brown.wav
Walk Together, Children clip - brunelle.wav
Wanderer clip - Paul Robeson.wav
Watch and Pray clip - brown.wav
Weepin' Mary clip - Paul Robeson.wav
What band is this - Hann's Emperors of Song - opensource.mp3
When I Am Laid In Earth clip - anderson.wav
Who Betrayed My Lord clip - roland hayes - em.wav
Wonderful Councillor clip - Leonard DePaur.wav
Work All de Summer clip - robeson.wav

You Better Get Somebody on Your Bond clip - fisk.wav
You Can Tell the World clip - norman, battle.wav
You're Going to Reap Just What You Sow clip - fisk.wav


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Missing Spirituals
From: wysiwyg
Date: 04 Apr 05 - 12:19 PM

The text below is substantially as sung by Andre Solomon-Glover, Opera Ebony (arr. Margaret Bonds, art-song style); I've lightly edited to reflect a more traditional folk-perfomance approach. BTW, "Sing Aho" is a typical effort at matching syllables to tune.... I think "Sing-a O" or even "Sing, O" would have been a more likely approach originally and that it became "Sing Aho" via transcription error when first written down for publication. Yes, I took the liberty of making that assessment... what can I say, this is my area of study after all, so people are free to adhere to the later transcription as sung operatically. :~)

~S~

=======================================================

SING O, THAT I HAD THE WINGS OF A DOVE
Title generally given as "Sing Aho If I had the Wings of a Dove")
Traditional Negro Spiritual


CHO:
Sing-a ho that I had the wings of a dove,
Sing, ho that I had the wings of a dove,
Sing-a ho that I had the wings of a dove,
I'd fly away and be at rest.

1. The Virgin Mary had one son;
I'd fly away and be at rest.
The unbelievers had him hung.
I'd fly away and be at rest.

2. Zion's daughters wept and moaned,
I'd fly away and be at rest.
When their dying Savior groaned.
I'd fly away and be at rest.

3. Sinner man, see what a shame,
I'd fly away and be at rest.
To trample down your Savior's Name!
I'd fly away and be at rest.

SH

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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Missing Spirituals
From: wysiwyg
Date: 04 Apr 05 - 12:22 PM

IF HE CHANGED MAH NAME
Traditional Negro Spiritual
As sung by Benjamin Matthews (Opera Ebony)

I told Jesus it would be all right if He changed mah name, changed mah name.
I told Jesus it would be all right if He changed mah name, changed mah name.
I told Jesus it would be all right if He changed mah name, changed mah name.

Jesus told me I'd-a have to live humble if he changed mah name, changed mah name.
Jesus told me I'd-a have to live humble if he changed mah name, changed mah name.
Jesus told me I would have to live humble if he changed mah name, changed mah name.

SH

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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Missing Spirituals
From: wysiwyg
Date: 04 Apr 05 - 12:28 PM

AN' I CRY
Traditional Negro Spiritual
As sung by Vanessa Ayers (Opera Ebony) arr. Eva A. Jessye/Sanders

1. Sometimes, I feel like... I'm down here by myself.
Sometime, I feel like... I'se down here by myself.
Sometime, I feel like... I'se down here by myself,
An' I stand, and fold my arms, an' I c-ry, c-ry, c-ry.
An' I stand, and fold my arms, an' I c-ry.

2. Sometime, I feel like... I'se on my journey home.
Sometime, I feel like... I'se on my journey home.
Sometime, I feel like... I'se on my journey home,
An' I stand, and fold my arms, an' I c-ry, c-ry, c-ry.
An' I stand, and fold my arms, an' I c-ry.

SH

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Subject: Add: NOW WE TAKE THIS FEEBLE BODY
From: wysiwyg
Date: 04 Apr 05 - 12:36 PM

NOW WE TAKE THIS FEEBLE BODY
Traditional Negro Spiritual
Substantially as sung by Andre Solomon-Glover (Opera Ebony, arr. R. Nathaniel Dett), minus improvised vocables.

1. Now we take this feeble body,
An' we carry it to the grave,
An' we all leave it there-- hallelujah.
An' a hallelujah, an' a hallelujah,
And we all leave it there-- hallelujah.
An' a hallelujah, an' a hallelujah,
An' we all leave it there-- hallelujah.

2. Now we take this dear old brother,
An' we carry him to the grave,
An' we all leave him there-- hallelujah.
An' a hallelujah, an' a hallelujah,
An' we all leave him there-- hallelujah.
An' a hallelujah, an' a hallelujah,
An' we all leave him there-- hallelujah.

3. Now we lift our mournful voices
As we gather 'round the grave,
An' we weep as we sing, "hallelujah."
An' a hallelujah, an' a hallelujah,
An' we weep as we sing, "hallelujah."

An' a hallelujah, an' a hallelujah,
An' we weep as we sing, "hallelujah."

SH

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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Missing Spirituals
From: wysiwyg
Date: 10 Apr 05 - 08:04 PM


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Missing Spirituals
From: wysiwyg
Date: 28 Apr 05 - 12:58 PM

REVISED LIST OF WANTED SONGS:

Ain't No Grave Can Hold My Body Down clip - Bozie Sturdivant.wav
At the Meeting clip - Sensational Nightingales.wav

band of Gideon - Fisk U Jubilee Quartette - opensource.mp3
Bear de Burden-All God's Chillun Got Wings clip - robeson.wav
Bear the Burden (in the heat of the day) clip - Paul Robeson.wav
Been in the Storm So Long - fisk - KC.wav
Blow, Gabriel clip- McIntosh County Shouters - acd.wav
Bridegroom Has Done Come

Can I Ride (If I Got My Ticket) clip - jubilant sykes.wav
Can I Ride (Lord, If I Got My Ticket ) clip - shaw.wav
Carry Me Back to Green Pastures clip - paul robeson.wav
Choose Your Seat And Set Down - vera hall.mp3
Choose Your Seat and Set Down clip - Vera Hall.wav
Come Down Angels (trouble the water) clip - brown.wav
Come on Children, Let's Sing clip - mahalia.wav
Come On Up To Bright Glory clip - mahalia.wav
Come Out The Wilderness

Daniel, Daniel, Servant of the Lord - fisk - KC.wav
Daniel, Daniel, Servant of the Lord clip - fisk.wav
De Gospel Train clip - Florence Quivar.wav
Did You Hear When Jesus Rose clip - Robert Sims.mp3

Go Down Emanuel Road clip - belafonte.wav
Go, preach my Gospel (ed. William Dargan) clip - chi acapella.wav
God's Little Birds - Sister O M Terrell.mp3
Going Home clip - robeson.wav
Gonna Journey Away - fisk - KC.wav
Good Mornin'('John Canoe' Processional) clip - belafonte anth.wav
Great Camp Meeting clip - fisk.wav

Hammer Song clip - Paul Robeson.wav
Hark 'E Angel (Watcher's Shout) clip - Harry Belafonte.wav
He Got Better Things for You clip - Memphis Sanctified Singers.wav
Heard Of A City Called Heaven clip - roland hayes - em.wav
He's All and All clip - Wings Over Jordan.wav
High Water clip - paul robeson.wav
Hold Out Your Light clip- Robert Sims.mp3
Honor! Honor! clip - Leontyne Price.wav
Honor, Honor clip- Kathleen Battle.wav
Honor, Honor long clip - marian anderson.wav
Hope I'll Join the Band clip - fisk.wav
How Do You Do, Ev'rybody (Greeting Shout) clip - Erzalene Jenkins.wav

I know dat I'll be happy 'till I die.mp3
I Know I Have Another Building clip - fisk.wav
I Love the Name clip - Florence Quivar.wav
I Want to Be Ready clip - Paul Robeson.wav
I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel To Be Free clip - Leontyne price.wav
I'll Make Me A Man clip - roland hayes - em.wav
I'll Never Turn Back (W. C. Handy) clip - Uzee Brown.wav
I'm a Soldier - Blind Boys of Alabama - OTRH.wmv
I'm Goin' to Tell God All O' My Troubles clip - robeson.wav
I'm Gonna Sing Till the Spirit Moves - fisk - KC.wav
I'm Gonna Sing Till the Spirit Moves clip - fisk.wav
I'm Troubled clip - roland hayes - em.wav
In Bright Mansions clip - fisk.wav
It Takes a Long Pull to Get There clip - Paul Robeson.wav

Judgement clip - Rev. Sister Mary M. Nelson.wav

Keep Movin' clip- Standard Quartette - acd.wav
Kneebone Bend (Prayer Shout) clip - Bessie Jones.wav

Lead Me to the Rock clip - Charles Sims.wav
Lord I Done Done clip - fisk.wav
Lord I'm Out Here On Your Word (got my religion in time) - fisk - KC.wav
Lord, How Come Me Here clip - brown.wav
Lord, How Come Me Here instr clip - norman, battle.wav
Lord, I'm Out Here on Your Word clip - fisk.wav

March Down to Jordan clip - belafonte.wav
Mary, What You Call Yo' Baby clip - Erzalene Jenkins.wav
Moan, You Moaners clip - bessie smith, bessemer singers.wav
My Good Lord's Done Been Here clip - Robert Sims.mp3
My Lord's Writing All the Time clip - fisk.wav
My Way clip - Paul Robeson.wav
My Way Is Cloudy clip - leontyne price.wav

Noah, Noah, Hold On clip.wav

O Glory clip - brown.wav
O Thou Silent Night clip - robeson.wav
Oh Glory clip - norman, battle.wav
Oh! Rock Me, Julie clip (Kern) - robeson.wav
On Revival Day (A Rhythmic Spiritual) clip - bessie smith.wav
One Of You Shall Betray Me clip - roland hayes - em.wav

Po' Mo'ner Got a Home at Las' clip - conrad.wav
Po' Moaner Got a Home at Last clip - Fisk Jubilee Singers,Quartet - acd.wav
Poor Man Lazarus (dip your finger in the water) - fisk - KC.wav
Poor Mourner clip - shaw.wav

Ride On Jesus (I want to go to heaven in the morning) - fisk -KC.wav
Rise, Shine, For Thy Light Is A 'Comin' - FJS.mp3
Rise, Shine, Give God the Glory (Brethren Rise) clip - fisk.wav
Rock in a Weary Land (My God Is a Rock) clip - Belafonte.wav
Rock in a Weary Land (My God Is a Rock) clip - shaw.wav
Rock in Jerusalem (ringing them bells) - fisk- KC.wav
Run to Jesus (Fisk Jubilee Singers collection) clip - chi acapella.wav

Sit Down (Going Up To Heaven) clip - roland hayes - em.wav
Sit Down (Lord, Is This Heaven) clip - roland hayes - em.wav
Sit Down (You're Tired, Child) clip - roland hayes - em.wav
Sit Down, Servant clip - Leontyne Price.wav
Some Day He'll Make It Plain to Me clip - robeson.wav
Stand Still Jordan clip - Paul Robeson.wav
Sweet Little Jesus Boy clip - leontyne price.wav
Sweet Little Jesus Boy clip - Robert Sims.mp3

Take My Mother Home clip - conrad.wav
There Is a Green Hill clip - robeson.wav
There Is a Light Shining clip - fisk.wav
There Is a Light Shining for Me clip - fisk.wav
There's a Meetin' Here Tonight clip - Joseph Crawford.wav
They Led My Lord Away clip - jubilant sykes.wav
This Is the Hammer clip - robeson.wav
Too Late, Sinner clip.wav
Trampin' clip - fisk.wav
Trampin' long clip - marian anderson.wav

Walk Together Children clip - brown.wav
Walk Together, Children clip - brunelle.wav
Wanderer clip - Paul Robeson.wav
Watch and Pray clip - brown.wav
Weepin' Mary clip - Paul Robeson.wav
What band is this - Hann's Emperors of Song - opensource.mp3
When I Am Laid In Earth clip - anderson.wav
Who Betrayed My Lord clip - roland hayes - em.wav
Wonderful Councillor clip - Leonard DePaur.wav
Work All de Summer clip - robeson.wav

You Better Get Somebody on Your Bond clip - fisk.wav
You Can Tell the World clip - norman, battle.wav
You're Going to Reap Just What You Sow clip - fisk.wav


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Missing Spirituals
From: Azizi
Date: 22 Jan 07 - 10:33 PM

A link to a video clip of "Guide My Feet" is posted in this Mudcat thread thread.cfm?threadid=98303&messages=17#1945046

If you prefer to miss all the other songs and comments listed on that thread, you can go to http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OFEtWICyW1w to
view that video.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Missing Spirituals
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 23 Jan 07 - 03:15 PM

Difficult to add notes to spirituals that are scattered through this thread. Here are notes on two.

"NOW WE TAKE THIS FEEBLE BODY" was added to songs of the Jubilee Singers at some point by W. J. Gibbs, the English publisher and christian guest-house keeper (not in original Seward volume of 1872). The Cleveland Index lists 'p. 38,' but in my Gibbs (nd, c. 1900?) it is No. 97. Provenance unknown.
Verses:
Now we take this feeble body...
Now we take this dear old father...
Now we lift our mournful voices...

"DE WINGS OB A DOVE," "Sing a ho that I Had the Wings..." was published by Grey, "Fifty Negro Spirituals," a rare book.
'Aho' is a run-together error, not committed by the collector. The sing-a in your text is OK; 'ho' was probably just an emphasized 'oh.' "Wings of a Dove" is a better title.
The Cleveland Index cross-references to "I Wish I Had an Eagle Wing," (not posted) but this is wrong (see Carl Diton, "Thirty-Six South Carolina Spirituals"). I don't have Ballanta-Taylor so don't know if this cross-reference is right or wrong.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Missing Spirituals
From: wysiwyg
Date: 23 Jan 07 - 03:36 PM

Thanks, Q. Good to get some detail.

~Susan


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Missing Spirituals
From: wysiwyg
Date: 23 Jan 07 - 05:27 PM

A way one can handle posting back to songs 'way upthread is to put a link in your commenting post back to the earlier post.

Like this:

NOW WE TAKE THIS FEEBLE BODY (posted upthread; open in new window to see it) was added to songs of the Jubilee Singers at some point by W. J. Gibbs, the English publisher and christian guest-house keeper (not in original Seward volume of 1872). The Cleveland Index lists 'p. 38,' but in my Gibbs (nd, c. 1900?) it is No. 97. Provenance unknown.
Verses:
Now we take this feeble body...
Now we take this dear old father...
Now we lift our mournful voices...

The URL for that link is in my membername in the list at the top of the thread that shows who posted, and when. It's the URL for that one message among all Mudcat posts in the database. You can nab those by right-clicking your mouse for "Copy Shortcut".

Neat trick, eh?

~Susan


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Missing Spirituals
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 23 Jan 07 - 07:52 PM

I guess a good trick. It does cut the mustard.
Someday I might learn what it means. Right click on my mouse shows a create shortcut, but no copy shortcut. Dunno anything about the right click stuff. Next time my daughter---


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Missing Spirituals
From: JohnInKansas
Date: 24 Jan 07 - 04:45 AM

Q -

If you right-click while hovering on a link, one of the options on the "drop down" should be "copy shortcut." If you just right-click "somewhere on the page" you just get a bunch of options - including "create a link."

If I point to the "Forum Home" link that appears above the Reply to Thread box where I'm typing now, and right click, select Copy Link, and then come back to the input box and "Paste" (I use Ctl-V to paste), what gets pasted is:

http://www.mudcat.org/threads.cfm

That's NOT A LINK, so the "Copy Link" should really say "copy the URL for the link" - but, if I use the copied URL, I can make the link:

<a href="http://www.mudcat.org/threads.cfm">Forum Home</a>

which will look like Forum Home when I submit this post.

[Of course, Joe Offer will beat me upon my peripheral body parts if I use the full URL instead of a "local link" for linking stuff on mudcat from on mudcat, so I'd shorten the URL to something like:

<a href="/threads.cfm">Forum Home</a>

if I could.]

{Since "Forum Home" is a "top level address" at mudcat, a LOCAL LINK TO IT WON"T WORK, so I won't do that here. Don't worry about it if this paragraph makes no sense.}

Your mileage may vary, especially if you're using an odd browser etc., but the key is that to copy a link using right-click you have to pointing at the link you want to copy when you do the right click. Maybe.

John


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Subject: Add: COME ON IN THIS HOUSE
From: wysiwyg
Date: 24 Jan 07 - 09:45 AM

Guide My Feet (upthread) sounds very much like another one I know, in melody. How to describe-- OK, the Guide My Feet version in the You Tube video is being sung by a choir, in parts, in what amounts to chords. It's exactly the same chordal structure that underlies a melody sung by the Fairfield Four in their song, Come On In This House. Like many of the spirituals and much of black gospel, melody can be and often is improvised from a basic scale and chord-sense.... you could say that each (lead) singer finds their own melody line while the chordal basis is going on behind them. Anyway, you can hear the FF sing this song by searching in the PHC archives.

The form is call/response. In the below, the response is in parentheses. I do not know the source of this song and I cannot say whether it is a spiritual dating from the 1800's or whether it is a more recent, composed piece in the tradition of spirituals.... the theme of the song certainly could have been used to gather people to worship in the meeting house or brush arbor.

~Susan

=================================

COME ON IN THIS HOUSE
Learned from the singing of The Fairfield Four on "A Prairie Home Companion." Adapted and edited, arranged (c) 2004 by Susan O. Hinton for The Good News-Goodtime Band.


REFRAIN:
Why don't you come on in this house?
Why don't you come on in this house?
Why don't you come on in this house?
Come on in this house of the Lord,
Of the Lord.

1. We gonna have a goodtime
(Why don't you come on in this house?)
We gonna have a goodtime
(Why don't you come on in this house?)
We gonna have a goodtime
(Why don't you come on in this house?)
Come on in this house of the Lord, of the Lord.

2. He's gonna dry your eyes
(Why don't you come on in this house?)
He's gonna dry your eyes
(Why don't you come on in this house?)
He's gonna dry your eyes
(Why don't you come on in this house?)
Come on in this house of the Lord, of the Lord.

Other verses can be improvised on this structure.

~Susan


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Subject: ADD: verses for IF HE CHANGED MAH NAME
From: wysiwyg
Date: 31 Jan 07 - 11:57 AM

There's a wonderful rendition of "If He Changed My Name" online HERE, with an additional verse as below.

~S~

=========================================

IF HE CHANGED MAH NAME
Traditional Negro Spiritual
As sung by Jennifer Bynum

Additional verse(s) to add to Matthews version ABOVE (open in A new window to compare versions), in the same pattern:

3. Jesus told me that the world would be against* me if He changed mah name....

4. But I told Jesus it would be all right if He changed mah name....


* text sung can be misheard as (or replaced with) evict me or convict me. Additional verses can easily be improvised on this pattern.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Missing Spirituals
From: wysiwyg
Date: 02 Feb 07 - 10:25 AM

A version of "How Do You Do, Ev'rybody" is posted HERE.

~S~


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