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Lyr Req: Red Clay Halo (G Welch / D Rawlings)

02 May 01 - 05:58 PM (#454218)
Subject: red clay wings
From: tar_heel

looking for the words to an up tempo gospel song called....red clay wings...anyone help me!!ty/tar_heel...


02 May 01 - 06:42 PM (#454257)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: red clay wings
From: catspaw49

Hey Chuckers..........Could it be (and I think it is) RED CLAY HALO instead? Hope so........

Spaw


08 May 02 - 11:33 AM (#706712)
Subject: Lyr Add: RED CLAY HALO (Gillian Welch)
From: Jim Dixon

Lyrics copied from http://www.gospel.mcmail.com/other_music/red_clay_halo.htm

RED CLAY HALO
(Gillian Welch / David Rawlings)

C  G  C
C
Well, the girls all dance with the boys from the city
G
But they don't care to dance with me.
C
Well, it ain't my fault that the fields are muddy
G C
And the red clay stains my feet.

It's under my nails and it's under my collar,
And it shows on my Sunday clothes.
Though I do my best with soap and water,
That dammed old dirt won't go.

CHORUS:
F C
But when I pass through the pearly gates,
G C
Will my gown be gold instead?
F C
Or just a red clay robe with red clay wings
G C
And a red clay halo for my head?

It's mud in the spring and it's dust in the summer,
When it rolls in crimson tide,
Till the trees and leaves and the cows are the color
Of the dirt on the mountainside. CHORUS

Now Jordan's banks are red and muddy,
And the rollin' water is wide,
But I got no boat, so I'll be good and muddy,
When I get to the other side. CHORUS

I'll take a red clay robe and red clay wings
And a red clay halo for my head.

[Performed by the Nashville Bluegrass Band on "American Beauty," 1998; by Valerie Smith on "Patchwork Heart," 1998; by Gillian Welch on "Time (The Revelator)," 2001.]


08 May 02 - 11:40 AM (#706717)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: red clay wings
From: MMario

Heard a beautiful rendition of this at the MudGather in PA last weekend.


08 May 02 - 12:22 PM (#706750)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: red clay wings
From: wysiwyg

Yes, and we discussed using it as a gospel song, and concluded that we might just do this one in church if we rearrange the verse order.

Thanks for the words and chords, and the source!

~S~


09 May 02 - 10:58 AM (#707396)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: red clay wings
From: GUEST,Pete and Kellie

why, thanks, Mario (blush)


09 May 02 - 11:05 AM (#707402)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: red clay wings
From: MMario

not hard to tell the truth!


09 May 02 - 01:54 PM (#707507)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: red clay wings
From: wysiwyg

And I added a boatload of text files to my collection from that source site, P&K, after you left here!

~Susan


15 Jul 04 - 10:54 PM (#1226645)
Subject: Chord Req: 'Red Clay Halo' Gillian Welch Tab/Lyrics
From: GUEST,Armando

I'm trying to learn Gillian Welch's "Red Clay Halo" (from "Time The Revelator" album).

Does anyone know where I can get the lyrics and/or tab and chords?

Thanks!


16 Jul 04 - 09:58 AM (#1226913)
Subject: RE: Chord Req: 'Red Clay Halo' Gillian Welch Tab/Lyric
From: Sorcha

You might try here. I couldn't get it to highlight to copy/paste.


16 Jul 04 - 10:40 AM (#1226942)
Subject: RE: Chord Req: 'Red Clay Halo' Gillian Welch Tab/L
From: open mike

to find out more about gillian and david go here:
Gillian Welch's web site


18 Jul 04 - 02:18 PM (#1228282)
Subject: Lyr/Chords Add: RED CLAY HALO (G Welch, D Rawlings
From: Jim Dixon

Copied from http://www.altcountrytab.com/modules.php?name=Content&pa=showpage&pid=4729
With chord alignment based on
http://members.aol.com/rongrittz/gillian.htm

RED CLAY HALO
Gillian Welch and David Rawlings
          G
Oh, the girls all dance with the boys from the city,
                                  D
And they don't care to dance with me.
       G
Now it ain't my fault that the fields are muddy
                   D       G
And the red clay stains my feet.
And it's under my nails and it's under my collar,
And it shows on my Sunday clothes.
Oh, I do my best with the soap and the water,
But the damned old dirt won't go.

CHORUS:
       C                       G
But when I pass through the pearly gate,
         D               G
Will my gown be gold instead,
          C                   G
Or just a red clay robe, with red clay wings,
       D                   G
And a red clay halo for my head.
Now it's mud in the spring, and dust in the summer,
When it blows in the crimson tide,
Until the trees and leaves and the cows;
Are the color of the dirt on mountainside. CHORUS

Now Jordan's banks, they're red and muddy,
And they're all in water is wide,
But I got no boat, so I'll be good and muddy,
When I get to the other side. CHORUS

I'll take a red clay robe, with red clay wings,
And a red clay halo for my head.


18 Jul 04 - 02:24 PM (#1228287)
Subject: RE: Chord Req: 'Red Clay Halo' Gillian Welch Tab/Lyric
From: Jim Dixon

Hmm. Seems I already posted lyrics and chords to RED CLAY HALO in this thread. Different key, though.