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Thread #58897   Message #1705696
Posted By: Barry Finn
29-Mar-06 - 11:33 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Add: Jonah and the Whale-2
Subject: Lyr Add: LIVE HUMBLE (from St Simons Island)
Hi Charlie
Love to hear he song, maybe next we see each other & I'll swap ya one. Another intersting song about Jonah from St Simons Island, Georgia Sea Islands called;

Live Humble

Chorus:
Leader: Live humble
Group: Humble
All:    Humble yourself; the bell done rung
       Live humble, humble
       Humble yourself, the bell done rung

The bell done rung, the angledone sung
The Lord done brought our hearts & tongue
I wonder what-uh Satan keep a-grumblin 'bout
He chained in Hell uh-where he can't get out
The Lord come along about the born a' day (break of day)
He took the little baby, put his soul away
You best live humble, you best live mild
You best live like-uh some true born child
The windin sheet is gonna win' us in
A coffin lid is gonna hold us fast
I was standin at the sea of glass
The sea of glass stood a magnifier
I'm gonna join God's heavenly choir
The lord's gonna raise my voice on higher

Cryin' humble-(chorus)

The bell done rung, the angledone sung
The Lord done brought our hearts & tongue
It was something like the Jericho Wall
Away on the island the water fall
Zion's children got trouble in mind
How long it rain now, can you tell
Forty long days & nights it fell
The water got 'long about the sill of the do' (sill of the door)
They all went up into the upper flo'
The water got 'long about the roof of the house
They heist the window an' they all pitch out

Cryin' Humble-(chorus)

well, the bell done rung, the angledone sung
The Lord done brought our hearts & tongue
God sent Jonah to Nineveh land
Jonah went a contrary course
The captain of the vessel got trouble in mind
He say, "Go down, sailors, and search the deck
See can't you find no sleepers there"
The sailors went down about the lower most deck there
They found the ol' Jonah there fast asleep
He said "Wake up Jonah, wake up man
My God-a-mighty gonna 'stroy the lan'

Cryin' humble-(chorus)