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Lyr Req: Strange Man (Dorothy Love Coates)

keith.thompson@brightware.com 16 Feb 99 - 02:00 PM
GUEST 03 May 11 - 04:33 PM
Jim Dixon 05 May 11 - 11:40 AM
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Subject: Lyrics for Strange Man by Dorothy Coates
From: keith.thompson@brightware.com
Date: 16 Feb 99 - 02:00 PM

Does anyone here have or know where on the net to find the lyrics for Strange Man (an old gospel/blues song) originally by Dorothy L Coates. It has also been sung by Etta James.

Your help greatly appreciated.

Keith


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Strange Man (Dorothy Love Coates)
From: GUEST
Date: 03 May 11 - 04:33 PM

You can google the lyrics and the results show Patty Griffin.


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Subject: Lyr Add: THE STRANGE MAN (Dorothy Love Coates)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 05 May 11 - 11:40 AM

You can hear Ms. Coates' performance at YouTube. It is quite impressive.


THE STRANGE MAN
Written by Dorothy Love Coates
As sung by Dorothy Love Coates

That Samarian woman came running to the city
To talk about the man she saw.
When she took her pitcher and went to the well,
Water she intended to draw.
The stranger she met there, she didn't know where he came from,
But he told her ev'ry sinful thing she had done.
She said, "The man at the well blessed my soul and gone."

Her friends in town asked her, "Did you know the man?"
She said, "No, I never saw him before."
They asked her, "Didn't you get his name?"
She said, "He didn't tell me, and I don't know,
But when he spoke, my soul caught on fire,
And I'll remember this day until the day I die.
He stopped by, blessed my soul, and gone."

The stranger was next seen in a city, oh, yes he was,
Standing off an angry mob,
Defending a woman that had been caught in the very act of adult'ry.
For pity and mercy she sought.
He said, "Ye here without sin, cast the first stone."
When he raised up from the ground, all her accusers was gone.
He gave her a smile, waved farewell, and was gone.

The crowd asked her, "Didn't you know that man?"
She said, "No, I never saw him before."
They asked her, "You don't know his name?"
She said, "He didn't tell me, and I don't know,
But when he touched me, I felt the power from his arms,
And I don't plan again to do no wrong.
I'm just glad he stopped by, saved my life, and gone."

I met that same man. I met that, Lord, same man.
When I turned away from sin, he opened up his arms and took me in.
I felt that same power; Lord, my soul caught on fire.
I'm just glad he stopped by—
In Alabama*, the Lord stopped by—
One Tuesday* evening, I'm glad he stopped by,
Blessed my soul, and gone.


[* Some singers change these words to match the occasion.]

[Also sung by Etta Cameron, The Jerry Garcia Band (with Donna Jean Godchaux, vocalist), Patty Griffin, The Heart of Gold Band, and Etta James.
Sung by Sista Monica Parker under the title THE STRANGER (BLESSED MY SOUL AND GONE).
Sung by Big Jim Adam, under the title SAMARIAN WOMAN (STRANGE MAN).]


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