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GUEST,Bee Lyr Req: Angel Gabriel (Norman & Nancy Blake) (17) Lyr Add: ANGEL GABRIEL (Norman Blake) 11 Aug 06

Well, now I'm right confused. Ranger Steve, the only reference that comes up is this set of lyrics poted by AnneMC, and it is not the lyrics I'm looking for. The song, which I've heard a dozen times on CBC Galaxie's Folk Roots channel, and is identified by them as stated in thread title, is about the Passover, includes the repeated chorus line 'he passed over'. Perhaps Folk Roots has misidentified it. And of course, since I started looking for it, they haven't played it once!

Angel Gabriel
Norman Blake

Oh my soul, my soul is a'goin' for to rest,
In the arms of the Angel Gabriel
And I'll climb on a hill and I'll look through the mist
And I'll cross over Jordan to the Lamb
And I'll sit me down in the old armchair,
And brothers, I will never tire,
And old Satan may sneeze, But I will take my ease,
And I'll warm myself at the holy fire

I will shout, I will dance, and I'll wake up early in the morn
And I will arise as I rub my sleepy eyes,
When old Gabriel's blowing on the horn x2

Oh my soul, my soul is a 'goin' for to rest
Oh a rest as sure as I am born
And I'll look like a blackbird sitting on a nest
When old Gabriel is blowin' on the horn
And I'll leave my clothes set upon the shore
For I'll have heavenly garments to wear
And I'll have plenty of shoes and I'll never get the blues
And the angels will come and curl my hair                              

Oh I shan't weep when I'm a 'goin' to leave
So I'll pack up my trunk and I'll go
And my brother old ___   (?) don't you ever grieve
For I'm going up to glory very slow.

And I'll eat my meals there three times a day
You can bet your life I won't be late
And I'll have lots of fun when you would rather come
For I'm going to take tickets at the gate

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