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BrooklynJay Mighty Day (the Galveston one) (11) RE: Mighty Day (the Galveston one) 12 Jun 15

The Chad Mitchell Trio did record this song, but their lyrics were a bit different:

Mighty Day

I remember down in Galveston,
When storm winds swept the town,
The high tides from the ocean, Lord,
Put water all around.

Wasn't that a mighty day (a mighty day),
A mighty day (a mighty day),
A mighty day, great God that morning
When the storm winds swept the town.

The winds began to blowin'.
The rains began to fall.
The lightnin' shafts were cracklin', Lord,
And thunder started to roll.


The trumpets warned the people,
You'd better leave this place.
But they never meant to leave their homes
'Til death was in their face.

The seas began to rollin'.
The ships they could not land,
I heard a captain crying, God,
"Please save a drownin' man."


The trains they all were loaded
With people leavin' town,
The tracks gave way to the ocean, Lord,
And the trains they went on down.

The waters like some river,
They went a-rushin' to and fro.
I saw my father drownin', Lord,
And I watched my mother go.


Now death your hands are icy,
You've got them on my knee.
You took away my mother,
Now you're comin' after me.

(Chorus 2X)

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