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Lyr Add: It's G-L-O-R-Y to know I'm S-A-V-E-D

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Subject: I'm S-A-V-E-D lyrics & variations?
From: GUEST,Dave Potts
Date: 13 Dec 00 - 11:43 PM

Looking for any info on recordings/performers who have done the gospel song "I'm S-A-V-E-D". Also any recordings that were replicated from this. An example: Philadelphia's WXPN had a promo track that went..

Some folks d-r-i-v-e to the d-i-s-c-o,
Me I stay h-o-m-e by my r-a-d-i-o.
I don't take d-r-u-g-s, not even as-pir-en,
I get my h-i-g-h-s from W-X-P-N

and so on...

Tips, clues, shots-in-the-dark?

Thanks


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Subject: RE: I'm S-A-V-E-D lyrics & variations?
From: alison
Date: 13 Dec 00 - 11:48 PM

We did H-A-P-P-Y, L-O-V-E-D, and S-A-V-E-D in Sunday School.....

slainte

alison


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Subject: RE: I'm S-A-V-E-D lyrics & variations?
From: Joe Offer
Date: 14 Dec 00 - 12:10 AM

There's a Merle Travis recording that has this song and a lot of others. I gotta have it.

Robin and Linda Williams have a great recording of the song on their Close As We Can Get - Nine 'til Midnight double album.
-Joe Offer-


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Subject: RE: I'm S-A-V-E-D lyrics & variations?
From: GUEST,Gene
Date: 14 Dec 00 - 01:25 AM

Play/Download S-A-V-E-D by Karl & Harty at:

* http://clik.to/recordlady *


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Subject: RE: I'm S-A-V-E-D lyrics & variations?
From: Burke
Date: 14 Dec 00 - 06:33 PM

Try this URL instead Archives Page six


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Subject: RE: I'm S-A-V-E-D lyrics & variations?
From: fat B****rd
Date: 15 Dec 00 - 02:22 PM

The "Saved" that I know is by LaVerne Baker on Atlantic and starts "I used to smoke, I used to drink etc" if you would like the lyrics I can find them for you. all the best fB


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: It's G-L-O-R-Y to know I'm S-A-V-E-D
From: Bat Goddess
Date: 28 Aug 05 - 04:28 PM

Now THAT'S a coincidence -- I sang the chorus of this (to Curmudgeon and Kendall's dismay) at the Sinsull sing last night.

My version (which I've known since the mid-'60s and might be able, when I have the time, to find what book I got it out of) is slightly different --

There was a man in our town, I think his name was Lem
He prayed for prohibition but he voted R-U-M.
He helped to put the poison in his neighbor's C-U-P
And now he laughs at us because he's S-A-V-E-D.

chorus:
Oh, G-L-O-R-Y we are S-A-V-E-D.
H-A-P-P-Y to be F-R-double-E.
Oh, V-I-C-T-O-R-Y from the bonds of S-I-N,
Glory glory halleluyah, tra-la-la amen.

I, for one, would love to hear the tune you have and see how it compares with the tune as I remember it.

Linn


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: It's G-L-O-R-Y to know I'm S-A-V-E-D
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 28 Aug 05 - 05:48 PM

Also in the Oak Press book "The Folksinger's Wordbook" by the Silbers. It has the B-O-B-E-D, and is identical except the man's name is G-r-o-w-n.
Karl and Harty also sang it.

Anyone have the "Salvation Army Songbook"? Worth a look there.

Obviously something from the temperance days, but no idea as to author or date.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: It's G-L-O-R-Y to know I'm S-A-V-E-D
From: Bat Goddess
Date: 28 Aug 05 - 07:15 PM

I "usually" (actually, I haven't much sung it for twenty years or more) pair it with "Away With Rum (The Song of the Salvation Army).

I got it from one of those paperback song collections in the '60s but, even at that time, had heard it somewhere.

Linn


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: It's G-L-O-R-Y to know I'm S-A-V-E-D
From: masato sakurai
Date: 28 Aug 05 - 08:50 PM

"I'm Saved" : Georgia Yellow Hammers [audio] is at Honkingduck.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: It's G-L-O-R-Y to know I'm S-A-V-E-D
From: Mark Cohen
Date: 28 Aug 05 - 09:09 PM

Here's an ABC file of the tune, as best I can remember it. This is the chorus; the verses have more or less the same tune.

Aloha,
Mark

X:2
T:S-A-V-E-D
I:abc2nwc
M:4/4
L:1/8
K:C
G|EG GG AG GG|GG AG F3A|BB BB BB B3/2A/2|
GG AG E3G|EG GG AG Gc/2c/2|c3/2A/2 AA A3A/2A/2|
BB BB BB B3/2A/2|GG AB c2z|]


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: It's G-L-O-R-Y to know I'm S-A-V-E-D
From: artbrooks
Date: 28 Aug 05 - 09:12 PM

It's in Rise Up Singing, with somewhat different words, but all it has to say about the song's origin is "Sunday school song from the 1920s".


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: It's G-L-O-R-Y to know I'm S-A-V-E-D
From: Bill D
Date: 28 Aug 05 - 10:34 PM

Bat Goddess...we must have heard/read the same things many years ago....that's the version I remember. We had "Songs for Swingin' Housemothers" available...maybe that's where I got it.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: It's G-L-O-R-Y to know I'm S-A-V-E-D
From: Mark Cohen
Date: 28 Aug 05 - 10:39 PM

Art, the words in RUS are almost identical to the ones I posted. I don't know the source of the one BG mentioned, which I think is the one done by Oak, Ash & Thorn. I asked Dave Swan (1/3 of OAT) about it, and he'd never heard of my version. I suspect the OAT/BG version is a newer emendation.

Somebody must have some facts to throw into this mass of speculation.

Aloha,
Mrk


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: It's G-L-O-R-Y to know I'm S-A-V-E-D
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 28 Aug 05 - 10:39 PM

No, but the Housemother does have "I'm a Rambling Wreck of Poverty."


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: It's G-L-O-R-Y to know I'm S-A-V-E-D
From: Ferrara
Date: 29 Aug 05 - 01:22 PM

Just a happy reminiscence.... My mother did not think of herself as a folk singer or even a singer, but everyone on both sides of her family, and also my dad's, sang stuff, it was just part of life. Knowing I liked folk music, my mother went with me to a folk song circle hosted by someone she knew. This must have been sometime in the 1970's. The people in the circle would find songs, with lyrics and music, and pass out the song sheets so everybody could sing.

"S-A-V-E-D" is the only song I remember. There weren't enough song sheets to go around, so my mother said she didn't need one. Since she was a guest everyone pressed her to take a song sheet. She looked embarrassed, and said, "No, really, I don't need it. I already know it. I learned it when ... when it first came around." That caused quite a laugh.

Rita


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: It's G-L-O-R-Y to know I'm S-A-V-E-D
From: GUEST,Redeemed777
Date: 08 Dec 10 - 07:58 PM

I am shocked at the verses in this song, I only know the chorus and we sung it to the tune of the Oscar Myer song for B-O-L-O-G-N-A


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: It's G-L-O-R-Y to know I'm S-A-V-E-D
From: GUEST,Chet
Date: 29 Mar 11 - 03:27 PM

The words I know go something like this:

Some folks jump up and down all night at the D A N C E,
While others puff with all their might on their old P I P E.
Some men stagger home in the morning light to their W I F E,
and then they laugh at me because I'm S A V E D.

Oh, It's G-L-O-R-Y to know I'm S-A-V-E-D
I'm H-A-P-P-Y because I'm F-R-E-E
I once was B-O-U-N-D by the chains of S-I-N
But it's V-I-C-T-O-R-Y to know I've Christ within.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: It's G-L-O-R-Y to know I'm S-A-V-E-D
From: GUEST,Tricia Words I remember from over 60 years
Date: 07 Mar 17 - 06:52 PM

Some people stay out late at night at a D A N C E
And then they go to church next day to show their H A T
They put so much upon their face of P A I N T
And then they laugh at me because I'm S A V ED.

It's GL O R Y to know that I'm S A V E D.
The angels they go sing-a-ling-ling
They have a crown for me.
The bells of hell go ting-a-ling-a-ling
For you, for you, not me
Oh Death, where is thy sting-a-ling-a-ling
Oh grave, thy victory.
No ting-ling-a-ling, no sting-a-ling-a-ling,
But sing-a-ling-a-ling for me!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: It's G-L-O-R-Y to know I'm S-A-V-E-D
From: Bill D
Date: 07 Mar 17 - 08:22 PM

Well... that IS different! I never heard it done like that! Was it from a book, or just a family version?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: It's G-L-O-R-Y to know I'm S-A-V-E-D
From: GUEST,Gerry
Date: 07 Mar 17 - 09:15 PM

Delaware Water Gap recorded this on vinyl in the 1970s.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: It's G-L-O-R-Y to know I'm S-A-V-E-D
From: Joe_F
Date: 07 Mar 17 - 09:18 PM

That last incorporates a different song, I think from W.W.I:

O death, where is thy sting-a-ling-a-ling,
O grave, thy victory?
The bells of hell go ting-a-ling-a-ling
For you, but not for me.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: It's G-L-O-R-Y to know I'm S-A-V-E-D
From: Big Al Whittle
Date: 08 Mar 17 - 05:22 PM

Bill Clifton and Hedy West did a good version on the album they did for Big Bear records, which was an English Birmingham label that had some connection with the folk/rock group Magna Carta.

i seem to remember Chris Simpson was something tp do with the label. i don't know about Tom Hoy.

from somewhere in the back of my mind - i think Steve Tilston knew them.


https://www.discogs.com/Hedy-West-And-Bill-Clifton-Getting-Folk-Out-Of-The-Country/release/5034482


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: It's G-L-O-R-Y to know I'm S-A-V-E-D
From: GUEST,Tricia
Date: 09 Mar 17 - 02:07 PM

from an exchange American student from Kansas studying at St Andrews in 1958/59. Words may not be accurately remembered!


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Subject: Lyr Add: I'M SAVED (Georgia Yellow Hammers)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 10 Mar 17 - 10:39 PM

I'M SAVED a.k.a. I'M S-A-V-E-D.
Written by Uncle Bud Landress
As recorded by The Georgia Yellow Hammers, 1927.

[1] Some folks'll jump up an' down all night at a D-A-N-C-E,
And go to church on Sunday morn to show their brand-new H-A-T.
Upon their face they'll bear large(?) drops of P-A-I-N-T,
But yet they've got the nerve to say I'm S-A-V-E-D.

[CHORUS] I'm S-A-V-E-D, I am; I'm S-A-V-E-D (I am).
I know I am, I'm sure I am, I'm S-A-V-E-D.

[2] I know a man I think his name is B-R-O-W-N.
He'll talk for pro'bition but vote for R-U-M.
He helps to mix this poison in his neighbor's C-U-P,
But yet he's got the nerve to say I'm S-A-V-E-D.

[3] When married folks have a lot of cash their love is firm and strong,
But when they have to live on hash the love don't last so long.
With a cross-eyed baby on his knee and a wife with a plaster on her nose,
I tell you boys it's no great fun when you have to wear second-hand clothes.


[Discographical data from the University of California at Santa Barbara.]


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Subject: Lyr Add: S-A-V-E-D (from Hedy West & Bill Clifton)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 12 Mar 17 - 06:26 PM

S-A-V-E-D
Written by Karl Davis & Hartford C. Taylor ("Karl and Harty")*
As recorded by Hedy West & Bill Clifton on "Getting Folk Out of the Country" (1974)

[1] Some folks jump up and down all night at a D-A-N-C-E,
While others go to church and show their brand new H-A-T.
They smear their face with great big gobs of P-A-I-N-T,
And then they laugh at us because we're S-A-V-E-D.

[CHORUS:] Oh, it's G-L-O-R-Y to know I'm S-A-V-E-D!
I'm H-A-P-P-Y because I'm F-R-double-E.
Once I was B-O-U-N-D by chains of S-I-N.
Now it's V-I-C-T-O-R-Y because I've Christ within.

[2] I know a woman; I think her name is J-O-N-E-S.
She ought to pray a little more and talk a little less.
Her neighbors wonder when her tongue goes W-A-G
'Bout other people's bus'ness if she's S-A-V-E-D.

[3] I've seen two girls at our town who are so N-I-C-E,
They do their hair in the latest style; it's B-O-B-E-D. (sic)
They go to parties ev'ry night, drink W-I-N-E,
And then they'll have the brass to say they're S-A-V-E-D. [CHORUS]

[4] I know some folks who S-M-O-K-E and also chew.
They say they're C-H-R-I-S-T-I-A-N-S too;
But when to J-U-D-G-E-M-E-N-T they go,
The J-U-D-G-E will say: "The smokehouse is below." [CHORUS]

* Attribution from AllMusic.com's description of the above album. HonkingDuck.com confirms that "Karl and Harty" recorded "I'm S-A-V-E-D on Feb. 6, 1936, released as Conqueror 8660 and as Melotone 6-10-54, where the artist is identified as "Karl Davis."


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: It's G-L-O-R-Y to know I'm S-A-V-E-D
From: Bill D
Date: 12 Mar 17 - 08:45 PM

I lived in Wichita, Kansas in 1957...in the 60s "folk scare" we had a lot of local singing, including that 'basic' song.... but my version was from a book, and was as noted above. I wonder if I knew this student? Not likely...but...


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