Mudcat Café message #35599 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #6165   Message #35599
Posted By: Zorro
21-Aug-98 - 11:10 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Make Sure My Grave Is Kept Clean
Subject: Lyr Add: SEE THAT MY GRAVE IS KEPT CLEAN
SEE THAT MY GRAVE IS KEPT CLEAN

You know there's one kind favor I'd ask of you,
One kind favor I'd ask of you,
One kind favor I'd ask of you,
See that my grave is kept clean.

You know there's two white horses in a line,
Two white horses in a line,
Two white horses in a line,
Gonna take me to my buryin' ground.

(Well I thought there was more to it when I started. This is from Lightin' Hopkins from his Folkways album. Lightin' gives Blind Lemon credit for this song and for teaching him to play guitar. There are more verses, and I have them somehwere on a tape. I'll keep looking, but someone else may post them first.

Did you ever hear that death bell sound,
Ever hear that death bell sound,
Ever hear that death bell sound,
It means another poor boy is under ground.

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