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Lyr Req: Dem Bones, Dem Bones, Dem Dry Bones

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DESE BONES GWINE TO RISE AGAIN
DRY BONES


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Lyr Req: Head bone connected to the Neck bone (3) (closed)
Lyr Req: dem bones, dem bones (9)
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Lyr Req: Dem Bones (3)


jharris@kumc.edu 24 Mar 99 - 02:25 PM
Bruce O. 24 Mar 99 - 02:32 PM
MMario 24 Mar 99 - 03:08 PM
Jo Taylor 24 Mar 99 - 06:48 PM
Gene 24 Mar 99 - 07:12 PM
jcsnider@golden.net 27 Jul 99 - 06:07 PM
Steve Parkes 28 Jul 99 - 03:56 AM
Peter T. 28 Jul 99 - 09:16 AM
Jill Snider 28 Jul 99 - 09:59 AM
Steve Parkes 28 Jul 99 - 10:58 AM
GUEST,tr/saratoga 09 Apr 01 - 12:14 AM
Jon Freeman 09 Apr 01 - 12:20 AM
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Subject: lyrics to 'Dem Bones'
From: jharris@kumc.edu
Date: 24 Mar 99 - 02:25 PM

Does anyone know where I can find the lyrics to the song that I think is entitled "Dem Bones"? I heard a sermon preached on a text from the Bible and it sounded as though the song is based on the text. "Dem bones, dem bones, them dry bones .....Now hear the word of the Lord". Thanks for your help.


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Subject: RE: lyrics to 'Dem Bones'
From: Bruce O.
Date: 24 Mar 99 - 02:32 PM

There's one "Dry Bones" in DT, but that's not the one you want.


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Subject: RE: lyrics to 'Dem Bones'
From: MMario
Date: 24 Mar 99 - 03:08 PM

I found one version here:

http://www.worldkids.net/entertainment/music/lyrics/kidsongs/drybones.htm

which are not quitethe same as I remember them from childhood but it's a start

MMario


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Subject: RE: lyrics to 'Dem Bones'
From: Jo Taylor
Date: 24 Mar 99 - 06:48 PM

Recent thread with words HERE
Jo


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Subject: Lyr Add: DRY BONES / DEM BONES
From: Gene
Date: 24 Mar 99 - 07:12 PM

Found these in an OLD sheet music songbook...
Got every chord in the alphabet in it...
Might even have a record/tape of it...


DRY BONES [aka DEM BONES]
Traditional

Ezekiel connnected THEM/DEM dry bones
Ezekiel connnected THEM/DEM dry bones
Ezekiel connnected THEM/DEM dry bones
I hear the Word of the Lord.

Your toe bone connected to your foot bone
Your foot bone connected to your ankle bone
Your ankle bone connected to your leg bone
Your leg bone connected to your knee bone
Your knee bone connected to your thigh bone
Your thigh bone connected to your hip bone
Your hip bone connected to your back bone
Your back bone connected to your shoulder bone
Your shoulder bone connected to your neck bone
Your neck bone connected to your head bone
I hear the Word of the Lord.

THEM/DEM bones, THEM/DEM bones gonna walk around
THEM/DEM bones, THEM/DEM bones gonna walk around
THEM/DEM bones, THEM/DEM bones gonna walk around
I hear the Word of the Lord.

Disconnect THEM/DEM bones, THEM/DEM dry bones
Disconnect THEM/DEM bones, THEM/DEM dry bones
Disconnect THEM/DEM bones, THEM/DEM dry bones
I hear the Word of the Lord.

Your head bone connected from your neck bone
Your neck bone connected from your shoulder bone
Your shoulder bone connected from your back bone
Your back bone connected from your hip bone
Your hip bone connected from your thigh bone
Your thigh bone connected from your knee bone
Your knee bone connected from your leg bone
Your leg bone connected from your ankle bone
Your ankle bone connected from your foot bone
Your foot bone connected from your toe bone
I hear the Word of the Lord

TAG: I hear the Word of the Lord.


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Subject: RE: lyrics to 'Dem Bones'
From: jcsnider@golden.net
Date: 27 Jul 99 - 06:07 PM

Thanks to everyone who responded to my message so quickly!! I can now complete this section of my writing with this song as well as several others that some of you have suggested! You are a great group of people - your site will be a "regular" for me from now on!!

Thank you all again! Sincerely Jill Snider


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Subject: RE: lyrics to 'Dem Bones'
From: Steve Parkes
Date: 28 Jul 99 - 03:56 AM

Just in case any of you didn't know, the song refers to a passage in the book of Ecclesiastes in the Old Testament; which was also the source of "Turn, turn , turn". It's a good read - just remember it's not supposed to be surreal!

Steve


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Subject: RE: lyrics to 'Dem Bones'
From: Peter T.
Date: 28 Jul 99 - 09:16 AM

Actually, I am pretty sure it is in the book of Ezekiel, from the poor slob prophet (the original Valley Boy) of the same name, if my Bible reading of my youth ("Remember thy Creator in the days of thy youth") was not completely wasted.
yours, Peter T.


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Subject: You gotta have skik
From: Jill Snider
Date: 28 Jul 99 - 09:59 AM

I found it!! Thanks again!


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Subject: RE: lyrics to 'Dem Bones'
From: Steve Parkes
Date: 28 Jul 99 - 10:58 AM

Vanity of vanities! Pride goeth before destruction, and a haughty spirit before a fall. How embarassing, Peter! Well, that's two good reads then. (Three if you include Proverbs)

Steve


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Subject: dry bones?
From: GUEST,tr/saratoga
Date: 09 Apr 01 - 12:14 AM

I can't find this song anywhere - you know, the one about the hip bones connected to the thigh bone, the thigh bone's connected to the leg bone, etc... any ideas?


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Subject: RE: dry bones?
From: Jon Freeman
Date: 09 Apr 01 - 12:20 AM

yes, click here

Jon


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Subject: RE: dry bones?
From: Stewie
Date: 09 Apr 01 - 08:09 PM

See also '[Ezekiel in the] Valley of Dry Bones'. Red Clay Ramblers version in forum. Where I had ? in the transcription should read 'Then the arm and 'bow bone joined together/'Bow and the muscle bone joined together'.

Valley of Dry Bones


    I closed this thread in an attempt to avoid splitting the discussion. Please post in one of the related threads listed in the crosslinks toward the top of this page.
    Thanks.
    -Joe Offer-


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Subject: Lyr Add: DRY BONES
From: GUEST,GelaiHH
Date: 07 Nov 04 - 01:47 AM

Dry Bones (or Skeleton Bones)
Oh those bones, oh those bones,
oh those skeleton bones.
Oh those bones, oh those bones,
oh those skeleton bones.
Oh those bones, oh those bones,
oh those skeleton bones.
Oh mercy how they scare!

With the toe bone connected
to the foot bone,
and the foot bone connected
to the ankle bone,
and the ankle bone connected
to the leg bone.
Oh mercy how they scare!

Oh those bones, oh those bones,
oh those skeleton bones.
Oh those bones, oh those bones,
oh those skeleton bones.
Oh those bones, oh those bones,
oh those skeleton bones.
Oh mercy how they scare!

With the leg bone connected
to the knee bone,
and the knee bone connected
to the thigh bone,
and the thigh bone connected
to the hip bone.
Oh mercy how they scare!

Oh those bones, oh those bones,
oh those skeleton bones.
Oh those bones, oh those bones,
oh those skeleton bones.
Oh those bones, oh those bones,
oh those skeleton bones.
Oh mercy how they scare!

With the hip bone connected
to the back bone,
and the back bone connected
to the neck bone,
and the neck bone connected
to the head bone,
Oh mercy how they scare!

Oh those bones, oh those bones,
oh those skeleton bones.
Oh those bones, oh those bones,
oh those skeleton bones.
Oh those bones, oh those bones,
oh those skeleton bones.
Oh mercy how they scare!

With the finger bone connected
to the hand bone,
and the hand bone connected
to the arm bone,
and the arm bone connected
to the shoulder bone,
Oh mercy how they scare!

Oh those bones, oh those bones,
oh those skeleton bones.
Oh those bones, oh those bones,
oh those skeleton bones.
Oh those bones, oh those bones,
oh those skeleton bones.
Oh mercy how they scare!

With the shoulder bone connected
to the back bone,
and the back bone connected
to the neck bone,
and the neck bone connected
to the head bone.
Oh mercy how they scare!
Original Version:
E-ze-kiel cried, "Dem dry bones!"
E-ze-kiel cried, "Dem dry bones!"
E-ze-kiel cried, "Dem dry bones!"
Oh hear the word of the Lord.

(tune ascends up in half steps, as in midi)

The foot bone con-nected to the (pause) leg-bone,
The leg bone connected to the (') knee bone,
The knee bone connected to the (') thigh bone,
The thigh bone connected to the (') back bone,
The back bone connected to the (') neck bone
The neck bone connected to the (') head bone
Oh hear the word of the Lord!

Dem bones, dem bones gon-na walk a-roun'
Dem bones, dem bones gon-na walk a-roun'
Dem bones, dem bones gonna walk aroun'
Oh hear the word of the Lord

(tune descends in half steps and we retrace the body)

The head-bone connected to the neck-bone,
the neck-bone connected to the back-bone
The backbone connected to the thigh-bone
the thighbone connected to the kee-bone
the kneebone connected to the leg bone
the leg bone connected to the foot bone
Oh hear the word of the Lord


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Subject: RE: lyrics to 'Dem Bones'
From: mg
Date: 07 Nov 04 - 09:19 PM

Dem bones going to rise again
Dem bones going to rise again
Dem bones going to rise again
Come hear the word of the Lord mg


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Subject: RE: lyrics to 'Dem Bones'
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 07 Nov 04 - 09:52 PM

GelaiHH- Source of these lyrics?


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Subject: Lyr Add: DRY BONES / DEM BONES
From: Genie
Date: 07 Nov 04 - 10:25 PM

The version I do is slightly different.



DRY BONES [aka DEM BONES]
Traditional

Them bones, them bones, them dry bones (x3)
Now hear the Word of the Lord.

Toe bone connected to the foot bone
(The) foot bone connected to the ankle bone
(The) ankle bone connected to the shin bone
(The) shin bone connected to the knee bone
(The) knee bone connected to the thigh bone
(The) thigh bone connected to the hip bone
(The) hip bone connected to your back bone
(The) back bone connected to the rib bone
(The) rib bone connected to the shoulder bone
(The) shoulder bone connected to the neck bone
(The) neck bone connected to the head bone
Now hear the Word of the Lord.

THEM BONES, THEM BONES gonna rise again (x3)
Now hear the Word of the Lord.

Them bones, them bones, them dry bones (x3)
Now hear the Word of the Lord.

(Go back down from head bone to toe bone again.)

Them bones, them bones gonna walk around (x3)
Now hear the Word of the Lord.

Them bones, them bones, them dry bones (x3)
Now hear the Word of the Lord.
Now hear the Word of the Lord.


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Subject: Lyr Add: DRY BONES
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 08 Nov 04 - 12:32 AM

And here's another:

Lyr. Add: DRY BONES

God called Ezekiel one mornin'
Go down and prophesy.
Ezekiel taught the Zion the powers of God
And the bones begin to rise
We going to walk around with-a dry bones
Why don't you rise and hear the word of the Lord?

Tell me, how did the bones get together with Ezekiel prophesy?
Well, the toe bone connected to the foot bone,
Lawd, the foot bone connected to the anklebone
Now, don't you know the anklebone connected to the leg bone,
They tell me that the leg bone connected to the knee bone
Lawd, Lawd, the knee bone connected to the thigh bone.

We going to walk again with-a dry bones
We going to walk in the valley with-a dry bones.

Tell me how, did the bones get together with Ezekiel, prophesy?
Well, the thigh bone connected to the hip bone,
Lawd, the hip bone connected to the back bone
They tell me the back bone connected to the shoulder bone
Well, the shoulder bone connected to the neck bone
Lawd, the neck bone connected to the head bone
We going to walk around with-a dry bones
We going to hobble in the valley with those dry bones.

From www.negrospirituals.com. Dry Bones
Several versions, several titles; too many threads. Not known from the 19th century.

threads:
Lyr Req: Head bone connected to the Neck bone
Lyr Req: looking for 'Dem Bones'
Lyr Req: disconnected bones?
dry bones ?? Ink Spots/Mills Brothers
Lyr Req: spirtuals
Tune Req: Ezekiel's Wheel, also Dry Bones
Lyr Req: dem bones, dem bones
Lyr Req: Dem Bones
Lyr/Chords Req: Dem Bones Gonna Rise Again
Lyr Req: Dem Dry Bones
Lyr Req: dry bones?
Lyr Add: Ezekiel's Wheel
Lyr Req: Dry Bones by Bascom Lamar Lunsford

Twelve bones to be connected in the song posted above, twelve threads to be connected (and more?).


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Subject: RE: lyrics to 'Dem Bones'
From: Flash Company
Date: 08 Nov 04 - 07:07 AM

A lovely group called The Deep River Boys used to do this in the '50s

FC


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Subject: RE: lyrics to 'Dem Bones'
From: GUEST
Date: 09 Nov 04 - 07:20 AM

Dem goats, dem goats, dem zygotes...

Dem zomes, dem zomes, dem rhizomes..

Dem moans , dem moans, dem hormones...

and for Old Labour types

Tom Berg, Tom Berg, Tom Driberg..


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Dem Bones, Dem Bones, Dem Dry Bones
From: Desert Dancer
Date: 15 Oct 11 - 07:10 PM

A somewhat unexpected rendition: Dry Bones.

Not bad guitar playing (more than yer basic 3 chords). Sure looks like he was playing, but I think they ultimately overdubbed it because there are a couple of strums in the audio that aren't in the video.

Season's greetings!

~ Becky in Tucson


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Dem Bones, Dem Bones, Dem Dry Bones
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 15 Oct 11 - 09:24 PM

That was worth a few smiles. I will have to look at more of them.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Dem Bones, Dem Bones, Dem Dry Bones
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 15 Oct 11 - 09:27 PM

Some clone, er gnome has taken his foot off the brake. Things are moving faster---


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Dem Bones, Dem Bones, Dem Dry Bones
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 22 Oct 11 - 09:08 AM

Obviously, this song was contrived by medical students as a mnemonic in anatomy class.

The phalangeal bones connected to the metacarpal bones,
The metacarpal bones connected to the carpal bones
The carpal bones connected to the radial and ulnar bones....
Now hear the word of Henry Gray.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Dem Bones, Dem Bones, Dem Dry Bones
From: Lighter
Date: 22 Oct 11 - 09:34 AM

I now recall that this was one of the first songs I ever heard. Was there a record with a lot of American radio play in the early '50s?

Or maybe it was featured in an Ernie Kovacs skit. I seem to recall puppet bones being connected against a black curtain.

It was so long ago, it's almost as though somebody else was doing the watching and listening....


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