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Lyr Req: Ain't You Glad (Leadbelly)

TamthebamfraeScotland 15 Jun 01 - 09:23 AM
IanC 15 Jun 01 - 09:38 AM
catspaw49 15 Jun 01 - 09:39 AM
Sorcha 15 Jun 01 - 09:41 AM
catspaw49 15 Jun 01 - 09:42 AM
TamthebamfraeScotland 15 Jun 01 - 11:42 AM
CRANKY YANKEE 16 Jun 01 - 01:16 AM
wysiwyg 16 Jun 01 - 01:56 AM
TamthebamfraeScotland 16 Jun 01 - 06:42 AM
Janie 12 Jul 05 - 01:07 PM
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Subject: aint you glad
From: TamthebamfraeScotland
Date: 15 Jun 01 - 09:23 AM

Hello I'm looking for the words to a song called anit you glad. I think that it a gospel song.

I would really grateful to you all

Tom


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: aint you glad
From: IanC
Date: 15 Jun 01 - 09:38 AM

Seems to be gospel and there are various recordings for sale on the net by Ken Colyer. No other info, though.

Sorry!
Ian


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: aint you glad
From: catspaw49
Date: 15 Jun 01 - 09:39 AM

Here's one?

???? Got any more info????

Spaw


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: aint you glad
From: Sorcha
Date: 15 Jun 01 - 09:41 AM

Not this one then? If Walls Could Talk How about a few more lyrics if you have them?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: aint you glad
From: catspaw49
Date: 15 Jun 01 - 09:42 AM

Well Sorch.......Once again.........If that ain't it, we need more info.

Gotta' go to a meeting at the school and I leave this one to you.

Spaw


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: aint you glad
From: TamthebamfraeScotland
Date: 15 Jun 01 - 11:42 AM

All I can think off is that it was recored by the skiffle group the Vipers.

Tom


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Subject: Lyr Add: AIN'T YOU GLAD (Leadbelly)
From: CRANKY YANKEE
Date: 16 Jun 01 - 01:16 AM

One of Leadbelly's

AINT YOU GLAD (words and music, Hudson Ledbetter, I think)

Oh aint y'u glad, oh aint y'u glad
That the blood done signed your name.
repeat foregoing twice.
Oh the blood done signed your name.

II
In the heaven, in the heaven, the blood done signed your name
repeeat twice
Oh the blood done signed your name

III
Over yonder, over yonder, the blood done signed your name
repeat previous format

Make up your own lyrics to follow, like:
In the City
in the cornfield
I've got a couple of different Leadbelly recordings of this song, somewhere. If the Foregoing isn't enough I'll find them and send you copies. Incidwentally, The Vipers Skiffle Group were chums of mine when I was stationed in England, 1957-1961. Wally Whyton introduced me to George Martin, then A & R head at Parlophone records. We recorded a bunch of stuff, four of wqhich were released before I was transferred Stateside. Six of these recordings are in my CD, "Spanning the Decades"
(shameless, aint I?)
Regards, Jody Gibson.


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Subject: Lyr Add: IF WALLS COULD TALK (Bobby Miller)
From: wysiwyg
Date: 16 Jun 01 - 01:56 AM

Here's the one both Spaw and Sorcha found, above, just cuz it's so cute.

~S~


IF WALLS COULD TALK
Bobby Miller

If walls could talk then I'm sure you'd hear
A whole lot of things that would make you cry, my dear
So ain't you glad, ooh, ain't you glad
That walls don't talk
No they never talk

If doors could tell who turned the knobs
When he's away, working on his job
Now ain't you glad, oh, you ought to be glad
That doors don't talk
No, they don't

You know, if cars could say just who's been inside
And exactly whom has been taken for a ride
Now ain't you glad, I know you ought to be glad
That cars don't talk
Oh no, they don't talk

- Harmonica & Guitar "Duett" -

If shoes could tell, tell where they've been
When you claim that you were visiting a friend
Now ain't you glad, oh ain't you glad
That shoes don't talk
No, they just walk

Well, in a world of trouble we'd be if things ever told on me
My love life would be through 'cos I'm guilty, how about you?
If things ever talked that way
Ain't no telling what they might say
So ain't you glad, everybody ought to be glad
That things don't talk
I tell you, they don't talk about you

Oh I'm so glad
I'm so very glad
That things don't talk
...?

Album: CHESSMASTERS

SH


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: aint you glad
From: TamthebamfraeScotland
Date: 16 Jun 01 - 06:42 AM

Thank you everyone that contributed to this thread.

Tom


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: aint you glad
From: Janie
Date: 12 Jul 05 - 01:07 PM

There is a truly remarkable book out this summer, "Blood Done Sign My Name" by Timothy Tyson
(review here) that takes it's title from the this spiritual. It is well worth reading to understand the on-going issues of race relations and the civil rights movement.

On a second note--Ry Cooder does a great rendition of "If Walls Could Talk."

Janie


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