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Lyr Req: There's a City Built of Mansions

GUEST,Carol Francis 09 Jun 06 - 01:33 PM
Joe Offer 09 Jun 06 - 02:00 PM
GUEST,ClaireBear 09 Jun 06 - 02:44 PM
Q (Frank Staplin) 09 Jun 06 - 02:47 PM
Q (Frank Staplin) 09 Jun 06 - 03:22 PM
Peace 09 Jun 06 - 04:47 PM
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GUEST,Carol 09 Jun 06 - 05:52 PM
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Peace 09 Jun 06 - 07:51 PM
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Q (Frank Staplin) 09 Jun 06 - 10:38 PM
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Subject: Lyrics--There's a City Built of Mansions
From: GUEST,Carol Francis
Date: 09 Jun 06 - 01:33 PM

Does anyone have the lyrics for this song, which is sung by the Nugrape Twins on that great collection, American Primitive, vol.2? I can figure out most of them but there are a few lines that baffle me.

Thanks in advance.

Carol


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Subject: RE: Lyrics--There's a City Built of Mansions
From: Joe Offer
Date: 09 Jun 06 - 02:00 PM

Hmm. I see the same cut is also on a Document Records compilation called Saints and sinners. Here are the Nugrape Twins cuts from that CD:

    15 - I got your ice cold Nugrape
    16 - There`s a city built of mansions
    17 - The road is rough and rocky
    18 - Pray children if you wan`t to go to Heaven
    19 - Nugrape - a flavor you can`t forget
    20 - Can`t you watch me for one hour


Makes me think the Twins must have been gospel singers sponsored by Nugrape soda pop. I can't find the song listed in the usual indexes.

-Joe Offer-


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Subject: RE: Lyrics--There's a City Built of Mansions
From: GUEST,ClaireBear
Date: 09 Jun 06 - 02:44 PM

I sure can't -- what an interesting vocal style! -- but I invite the more intrepid among us to try.

There's a RealAudio file available here.

Claire


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Subject: RE: Lyrics--There's a City Built of Mansions
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 09 Jun 06 - 02:47 PM

A website called www.archive.org/details/Nugrape also suggests that the "Nugrape Twins' may have been gospel singers. They recorded "I Got Your Ice Cold Nugrape" in 1926. An mp3 may be downloaded from the above site.


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Subject: RE: Lyrics--There's a City Built of Mansions
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 09 Jun 06 - 03:22 PM

"There's a City Built of Mansions" was recorded 11-2-26 on Columbia 14187D. "Ice Cold..." has the same number (flip side).

I can't find any information on this gospel song.


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Subject: RE: Lyrics--There's a City Built of Mansions
From: Peace
Date: 09 Jun 06 - 04:47 PM

S'posed to be an mp3 here:

www.emusic.com/album/10912/10912743.html


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Subject: RE: Lyrics--There's a City Built of Mansions
From: Peace
Date: 09 Jun 06 - 04:58 PM

Sound sample here.


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Subject: RE: Lyrics--There's a City Built of Mansions
From: GUEST,Carol
Date: 09 Jun 06 - 05:52 PM

Here's what I've been able to figure out from my listening. I would post the part of the song that I can't understand except I don't know the propriety of that...any comments on that? Would that be okay to do?

Thanks!

Carol
~~~~~~~~

There's a city built of mansions
Will there be one there for me
Now I learned to love and trust him
He was ever near (will never leave) my side
Though temptations gather round me
And I cannot see my way
That……..
……..till Eternity

Let dear Jesus gently guide me
Oer the fortunes? dark and wide
Let dear Jesus gently guide me
Safely to the other side
When my work on earth is ended
And now I sleep beneath the sod
Will my soul be with thine angels
Around the precious throne of God.

Now I wandered far in darkness
When my savior showed me light
Now I learned to love and trust him
He was ever near my side
Though temptations gather round me
And I cannot see my way
That……..
(Let us in)? Eternity


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Subject: RE: Lyrics--There's a City Built of Mansions
From: GUEST,Carol
Date: 09 Jun 06 - 05:57 PM

I see that Claire posted a link to a Real Audio file. I thought when I first read it that maybe that was an excerpt also. I can't get the link to work for me--is it the whole song? If so, maybe someone can fill in those missing lyrics??

Thanks again.

Carol


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Subject: RE: Lyrics--There's a City Built of Mansions
From: Peace
Date: 09 Jun 06 - 07:51 PM

http://music.barnesandnoble.com/search/product.asp?z=y&EAN=630814021429&ITM=1

It's there, but only a 40-or-so second sample.


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Subject: RE: Lyrics--There's a City Built of Mansions
From: Peace
Date: 09 Jun 06 - 07:55 PM

www.last.fm/music/Nugrape+Twins

There is a site there that ya have to sign up for. It has the song which was heard 31 times last week.


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Subject: RE: Lyrics--There's a City Built of Mansions
From: Peace
Date: 09 Jun 06 - 08:05 PM

music.msn.com/album/?album=43572214

Song can be downloaded there for $1.


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Subject: RE: Lyrics--There's a City Built of Mansions
From: GUEST,Carol
Date: 09 Jun 06 - 08:32 PM

Well, I have the whole song. I have that great album. Just looking for some help with making out the lyrics.

Thanks!

Carol


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Subject: RE: Lyrics--There's a City Built of Mansions
From: Peace
Date: 09 Jun 06 - 08:37 PM

They pronounce work as woik. Much like CCR. Where do y'all think they might be from?


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Subject: RE: Lyrics--There's a City Built of Mansions
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 09 Jun 06 - 10:38 PM

The link posted by Clare Bear is working (WFMU, playlist )
I downloaded (it's Real Player) and the complete song "There's a City...." is followed by a short sermon and other material of the broadcast, quite the collection! "Give Me That Old Time Religion" by Julia Dawson is amazing. (Doug Schulkind, 0ct. 21, 2005). A portion only of the song was used on another broadcast, Oct. 4, Bill Mac playlist).

So far I can't understand any more than guest Carol could (good ear!), but I will try later if no one gets it first.


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Subject: RE: Lyrics--There's a City Built of Mansions
From: Peace
Date: 09 Jun 06 - 10:55 PM

There's a city built of mansions
Will there be one there for me?
Now I learned to love and trust him
He was will never leave(?) my side
Though temptations gather round me
And I cannot see my way
That just means that all my(our?) loved ones
Have met us in eternity.

Let dear Jesus gently guide me
Oer the fortress (?) dark and wide
Let dear Jesus gently guide me
Safely to the other side
When my work on earth is ended
And now I sleep beneath the sod
Will my soul be with an angel
Around the precious throne of God.

Now I wandered far in darkness
Where my savior showed me light
Now I learned to love and trust him
He was ever near my side
Though temptations gather round me
And I cannot see my way
That just mean that all (my?) loved one
Have met us in eternity


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Subject: RE: Lyrics--There's a City Built of Mansions
From: Peace
Date: 09 Jun 06 - 10:59 PM

BTW, when this song gets its final figurin' out, let's make sure it gets posted to the DT.


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Subject: RE: Lyrics--There's a City Built of Mansions
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 09 Jun 06 - 11:38 PM

My wife has some experience with east coast fall line accents (not sure, but way pronounced wey suggests it).
Here's what she heard:

There's a city built of mansions
O will there be one there for me
Now I learned to love and trust him
He was ever near my side.
Though temptations gather round me
And I cannot see my way
Oh *that to me is called our loved one
Let it be till eternity.

Let dear Jesus gently guide me
O'er the fortunes dark and wide
O let dear Jesus gently guide me
Safely to the other side.
When my work on earth is ended
And now I sleep beneath the sod
O will my soul be with thine angels
Around the precious throne of God.

Now I wandered far in darkness
Where my Savior showed me light
Now I learned to love and trust him
He was ever near my side.
Though temptations gather round me
And I cannot see my way
O that to me is called our loved one
Let it be till eternity.

The last two lines still need work, but the above may help Carol or someone to finish it. It may be that their rendition of the last two lines is not grammatically correct, hence our trouble with them.


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Subject: RE: Lyrics--There's a City Built of Mansions
From: GUEST,Carol
Date: 09 Jun 06 - 11:56 PM

Wow, that's great! I think we're really closing in on it! Thanks very much to everyone's good ears!

Carol


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Subject: RE: Lyrics--There's a City Built of Mansions
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 10 Jun 06 - 12:05 AM

I think Peace has durn near solved it.
Now I hear the last two lines as-

O that to me just means that all our loved ones
Will meet* us in eternity.
*Sounds like let, but meet makes more sense.


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Subject: RE: Lyrics--There's a City Built of Mansions
From: Peace
Date: 10 Jun 06 - 12:16 AM

could it be greet?

I am havin' some serious difficulty with the lines we are all having trouble with.


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Subject: RE: Lyrics--There's a City Built of Mansions
From: Peace
Date: 10 Jun 06 - 12:38 AM

There's a city built of mansions
Will there be one there for me
Now I learned to love and trust him
He will never yield(?) my side....<--- [This line is making me crazy]
Though temptations gather round me
And I cannot see my way
That just means that all our loved ones
Have met us in eternity.

Let dear Jesus gently guide me
Oer that fortress dark and wide
Let dear Jesus gently guide me
Safely to the other side
When my work on earth is ended
And now I sleep beneath the sod
Will my soul be with an angel
Around the precious throne of God.

Now I wandered far in darkness
Where my savior showed me light
Now I learned to love and trust him
He was ever near my side
Though temptations gather round me
And I cannot see my way
That just mean that all our loved ones
Have met us in eternity



The above is what I am hearing. One of the singers (high voice) pronounces now as nour (rhymes with hour); elsewhere, that same singer pronounces throne a to rhyme with stone. I wonder if it's dialect, lisp or problems with teeth/tongue.


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Subject: RE: Lyrics--There's a City Built of Mansions
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 10 Jun 06 - 12:38 AM

"Some serious difficulty" is descriptive.
Still sounds like 'let' to me, but greet at least makes sense.


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Subject: RE: Lyrics--There's a City Built of Mansions
From: Peace
Date: 10 Jun 06 - 12:45 AM

Meant to say 'pronounces throne' without the 'r' in it.

Also, are you hearing 'never' in this line: "He was ever near my side" in the third stanza?

I'm gonna leave if for now and give it a fresh listen manana. Great team effort here.


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Subject: RE: Lyrics--There's a City Built of Mansions
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 10 Jun 06 - 01:02 AM

I think Peace has the best ear here, but I hear the last lines as 'O that to me means all our loved ones / Will --- us in eternity' (sounds like let to me).

(Throne-stone- They do rhyme according to Webster's Collegiate. Or did I miss something here?).


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Subject: RE: Lyrics--There's a City Built of Mansions
From: Peace
Date: 10 Jun 06 - 01:07 AM

YOU GOT IT.

O that to me means all our loved ones
Will let us in eternity

Looking at the words and hearing it, yep!, that's it. Good one, Q.


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Subject: RE: Lyrics--There's a City Built of Mansions
From: GUEST,Carol
Date: 10 Jun 06 - 08:44 AM

Many thanks to all who listened and helped me decipher this. Much appreciated!

Carol


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Subject: RE: Lyrics--There's a City Built of Mansions
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 10 Jun 06 - 01:59 PM

Now who wrote this gospel song?
What were the names of the Nugrape Twins? Where were they from?

Just pay my fare (RT 1Cl) to the Library of Congress and a week at the Watergate and I will try to find out.


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Subject: RE: Lyrics--There's a City Built of Mansions
From: Peace
Date: 10 Jun 06 - 02:33 PM

You know what happened to Nixon the last time . . . .


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Subject: Lyr Add: THERE'S A CITY BUILT OF MANSIONS
From: Peace
Date: 10 Jun 06 - 05:25 PM

There's a city built of mansions
Will there be one there for me
Now I learned to love and trust him
He will never yield(?) my side
Though temptations gather round me
And I cannot see my way
O that to me means all our loved ones
Will let us in eternity

Let dear Jesus gently guide me
Oer that fortress dark and wide
Let dear Jesus gently guide me
Safely to the other side
When my work on earth is ended
And now I sleep beneath the sod
Will my soul be with an angel
Around the precious throne of God.

Now I wandered far in darkness
Where my savior showed me light
Now I learned to love and trust him
He was ever near my side
Though temptations gather round me
And I cannot see my way
O that to me means all our loved ones
Will let us in eternity



Does this look 'good enough' for the DT?


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Subject: RE: Lyrics--There's a City Built of Mansions
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 10 Jun 06 - 06:05 PM

It is not easy to get something into the DT. The clones must handle it. Could take years.
Keep a record of this thread.

WYSIWYG started and has a pretty good Spirituals permathread- 38686, African-American Spirituals. Permathreads are found by looking in FAQ (link at head of this page). Take a look at it.

Maybe it is time to start a gospel permathread along similar lines, perhaps restricted to unattributed songs. If allowed, and someone volunteers to take care of it, that might be the best solution.
Quien sabe!


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Subject: RE: Lyrics--There's a City Built of Mansions
From: Peace
Date: 10 Jun 06 - 06:10 PM

Will do, Q. Good work, all.


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Subject: RE: Lyrics--There's a City Built of Mansions
From: GUEST,Carol
Date: 10 Jun 06 - 09:19 PM

You guys run a very nice show here! Thanks again to everyone for the help. Those last few lines, while they *sound* exactly like what the singers are saying, don't seem to me to quite fit in the vernacular of the song or express the meaning you'd expect following the lines they do, especially the "that to me" part, but it sure has to be very close and I sure can't do better.

Again, many thanks.

Carol


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: There's a City Built of Mansions
From: GUEST,Mounir
Date: 12 Jul 11 - 10:00 PM

Sorry to coming so late on this topic, i dont even know if what i m friront soule be useful to anybody... Despite what i could have imagined, i eventually saw a Picture of the Nugrape Twins : they are two white male singers, a thin and a overweighted dressed as peasants. And somebody above guessed correctly: the band was a gospel band whose the recording fees were paid by Nugrape soda against two ad songs. I know what i am saying: i just love this band, and i ve seen a recording of them last year in Germany... Maybe it still for sale on eBay. Sorry for my sp, i m glad to see That people keep listening to That great music!!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: There's a City Built of Mansions
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 14 Jul 11 - 06:55 AM

I hope this is a slight improvement. I am by no means certain of these corrections.


1. There's a city built of mansions.
O will there be one there for me?
Anon I learned to love and trust him
He will never leave(?) my sight.
Though temptations gather round me,
And I cannot see my way,
O ... with all our loved ones,
Let us spend eternity.

2. Blessed Jesus, gently guide me
O'er that ocean dark and wide.
Blessed Jesus, gently guide me
Safe unto the other side.
When my work on earth is ended,
Anon I sleep beneath the sod.
O will my soul be with thine angels
Around the precious throne of God?

3. Now I wandered far in darkness,
Where my Savior showed me light.
Anon I learned to love and trust him.
He will never leave(?) my sight.
Though temptations gather round me,
And I cannot see my way,
O ... with all our loved ones,
Let us spend eternity.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: There's a City Built of Mansions
From: GUEST,Steve Darmody, Sydney, NSW
Date: 21 Mar 12 - 07:35 AM

There's a city built of mansions,
Will there be one there for me?
While I learn to love and trust him,
He will never leave my side.
Though temptations gather round me,
And I can not find my way,
(There I'll) meet with all our loved ones,
Over in eternity.

Blessed Jesus gently guide me,
Over Jordan dark and wide.
Blessed Jesus gently guide me,
Safely to the other side.
When my work on Earth is ended,
And I sleep beneath the sod,
Will my soul sing with the angels,
Round the Precious Throne of God?

(Once) I wandered far in darkness,
When my Saviour showed me light,
(continue as for first verse.).


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