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Lyr Add: Humble Yourself, the Bell Done Rung

Q (Frank Staplin) 29 Mar 06 - 10:33 PM
Barry Finn 29 Mar 06 - 11:39 PM
GUEST,Dale 30 Mar 06 - 12:13 AM
Barry Finn 30 Mar 06 - 02:11 AM
GUEST,Natalie 28 Aug 08 - 12:24 PM
Fred McCormick 28 Aug 08 - 12:44 PM
GUEST,Mary Ratcliff 03 Mar 18 - 06:04 AM
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Subject: Lyr Add: Humble Yourself, the bell Done Rung
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 29 Mar 06 - 10:33 PM

Lyr. Add: HUMBLE YOURSELF, THE BELL DONE RUNG
Spiritual

1. Live humble, humble, humble yourself, the bell done rung;
Solo
I tried to live humble and I couldn't live humble;
I tried to preach humble and I couldn't preach humble;
I tried to preach humble and I couldn't preach humble.

2. If you want to see old Satan fall,
Load and shoot him with the Gospel ball;
If you want to see Satan fall,
Live humble, etc.

3. See the hearse a-come rolling around,
Carrying off the body to the new burying ground;
See the hearse a-come rolling around,
Live humble, etc.

4. Behold I stand on the sea of glass,
The sea of glass all mingled with fire;
God's going to raise-a my soul up higher,
Live humble, etc.

No. 130, with music, "Negro Spirituals, or the Songs of the Jubilee Singers." Published by W. J. Gibbs, Bromley, Kent.

Lyr. Add: LIVE A HUMBLE
Spiritual

Live a humble, humble,
Humble yourselves, the bell's done rung.

Glory and honor! Praise King Jesus!
Glory and honor! Praise the Lord!
Live a humble etc.

(After repeat, go to verse)
1. Watch that sun, steady he runs,
Don't let him catch you with your work undone.
Live a humble etc.

2. Ever see such a man as God!
He gave up his Son for to come and die.
Gave up his Son for to come and die,
Just to save my soul from a burning fire,
Live a humble, etc.

3. See God 'n' you see God 'n' you see God in the morning,
He'll come riding down the line of time;
The fire'll be falling, He'll be calling,
"Come to judgement come,"
Live a humble, etc.

John W. Work, 1940, "American Negro Songs and Spirituals," p. 184.
In 1937, T. Jefferson Cleveland made a new arrangement of the harmony: No. 108, "Songs of Zion," 1981, ed. Cleveland and Verolga Nix, Abingdon Press.

See Cleveland Index for other versions. Dett added a version in "Religious Folk-Songs of the Negro," additions to Fenner's "Cabin and Plantation Songs" (in 1926?) but the spiritual does not occur in Fenner, as noted mistakenly in the Cleveland Index.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Humble Yourself, the bell Done Rung
From: Barry Finn
Date: 29 Mar 06 - 11:39 PM

Thanks Q
Barry


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Humble Yourself, the bell Done Rung
From: GUEST,Dale
Date: 30 Mar 06 - 12:13 AM

Thought I recognized this. Ian & Sylvia did this years ago as Live A-Humble. It was on their first album in 1962. Sample here, as well as the other usual places. http://www.mp3.com/albums/167554/summary.html
Just push the little green button next to the song's name for a sample.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Humble Yourself, the bell Done Rung
From: Barry Finn
Date: 30 Mar 06 - 02:11 AM

Hey, thanks Dale for pulling that one up, nice. Hope you're doing well, it been a long time since we crossed paths.
Barry


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Humble Yourself, the Bell Done Rung
From: GUEST,Natalie
Date: 28 Aug 08 - 12:24 PM

What does "the bell done rung" mean?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Humble Yourself, the Bell Done Rung
From: Fred McCormick
Date: 28 Aug 08 - 12:44 PM

There's a wonderful version of this on Volume 13 of Southern Journey; Rounder        CD 1713; Earliest times. (from the Alan Lomax field collecting trip of 1959). It's from St Simons Island, Georgia. John Davis, Lead with Willis Proctor/Bessie Jones/Jerome Davis/Peter Davis/Joe Armstrong/Henry Morrison/Ben Ramsay.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Humble Yourself, the Bell Done Rung
From: GUEST,Mary Ratcliff
Date: 03 Mar 18 - 06:04 AM

Some people say they'd going above the sky
I know very well they'd telling a lie
If my Lord Christ Savior had set them free
They would always let their neighbor's business be


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