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Dale Rose Lyr Req: A Little Talk with Jesus (Ernest Phipps) (12) A Little Talk With Jesus, Ernest Phipps 21 Sep 00


For some while now, I have been considering a website which gives additional information about some of the music that we discuss here, so consider this a test.

By punching up the link given, you will find the printed music, lyrics ~~ which I will also list here, real audio of the song, a picture of Ernest Phipps, and a link to the Cyber Hymnal for an interesting biography of Thoro Harris whose song book I recently found the music in. Some of us had tried to decipher the lyrics a while back, with practically no success. You see the lyrics and you go, "Oh, yeah, why couldn't I hear that?"

A Little Talk
by anon and arranged, Gospel Quintet Songs, Thoro Harris, Chicago, c. 1928

Though dark the night and clouds look black and stormy overhead,
And trials of almost every kind across my path are spread;
How soon I conquer all, As to the Lord I call,
A little talk with Jesus makes it right, all right.

chorus
A little talk with Jesus makes it right, all right,
A little talk with Jesus makes it right, all right,
In trials of ev'ry kind, Praise God I always find,
A little talk with Jesus makes it right, all right

When those who once were dearest friends Begin to persecute,
And those who once professed to love Have silent grown and mute;
I tell him all my grief, He quickly sends relief,
A little talk with Jesus makes it right, all right.

chorus twice (as in the Phipps version)

And thus by frequent little talks I gain the victory,
And march along with cheerful song, Enjoying the liberty;
With Jesus as my friend, I'll prove until the end,
A little talk with Jesus makes it right, all right.

chorus

OK, here is the link to the appropriate page at Good Old Songs (Quite an original name there, don't you think???) The site as a whole is a shambles, but this one page is pretty close to the way I want it.

Obviously, it was a bit of work, especially since it was the first time I had really tried to make a cohesive page. So I guess what I am saying is ~~ will such pages be of sufficient interest to warrant continuing the project on an irregular basis as time and resources permit? Suggestions are invited.


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