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BrooklynJay Lyr Req: He's Just the Same Today (Leadbelly) (7) RE: Lyr Req: He's Just the Same Today (Leadbelly) 10 Jan 16


Well, I listened (many times!) to the recording mentioned above and this is what I hear (any uncertainties are noted):

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When Moses and the Israelites from Egypt's land did flee,
Behind them, were proud Pharaoh's [coach?], in front of them the sea.
God raised the water like a wall, He opened up the way,
And the God that lived in Moses' time is just the same today.

In this old time religion it's good enough for me,
It makes me happy when I'm alone and happy now you see.
It makes me leap and jump and shout and fill my heart with joy,
And that's the time you have there when you come down to die.

When Daniel, faithful to his God, would not bow down to men,
And by his enemies he was hurled into a lion's den,
God shut the lion's mouth, we read, and robbed him of his prey,
And the God that lived in Daniel's time is just the same today.

Oh, this old time religion is good enough for me,
It makes me happy when I'm alone and happy now you see.
It makes me leap and jump and shout and it fills my heart with joy,
And that's the time you have there when you come down to die.

The rich man he was [away?] all day, while Lazarus he was poor,
Ol' Lazarus begged for the crumbs that fell from the table to the floor.
The rich man turned poor Lazarus away and thought his soul was well,
But when the rich man came to die his soul was cast in hell.

Oh, this old time religion it's good enough for me,
It makes me happy when I'm alone and happy now you see.
It makes me leap and jump and shout and fill my heart with joy,
And that's the time you have there when you come down to die.

When Pentecost has fully come and fire from Heaven did fall,
And like a holy ghost [them?] winds baptized them one and all.
Three thousand were converted, made soldiers right away,
And the God who lived in Pentecost is just the same today.

Oh, this old time religion is good enough for me,
It makes me happy when I'm alone and happy now you see.
It makes me leap and jump and shout and fill my heart with joy,
Oh, that's the time you have there when you come down to die.

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That's how I hear it.


Jay


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