Mudcat Café message #35693 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #6165   Message #35693
Posted By: Gene
23-Aug-98 - 02:15 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Make Sure My Grave Is Kept Clean
Subject: Lyr Add: SEE THAT MY GRAVE IS KEPT CLEAN
And here is one more version of the song....


SEE THAT MY GRAVE IS KEPT CLEAN
Writer: L. Jefferson

There's one kind favor I ask of you
There's a one kind favor I ask of you
There's one kind favor I ask of you
See that my grave is kept clean.

It's a long train ain't got no end
It's a long train ain't got no end
It's a long lane ain't got no end
It's so bad it is a miserable day.

There's two white horses in my lane
Two white horses in my lane
There is [p] white horses in my lane [p=slight pause]
Goin' take me to my buryin' ground.

Have you ever heard a coffin sound?
Have you ever heard a coffin sound?
Have you ever heard a coffin sound?
Then you know the poor boy is in the ground

Oh, dig my grave with a silver spade
Dig my grave with a silver spade
Oh, dig my grave with a silver spade
You may place four diamonds on my grave.

Have you ever heard a death bell toll?
Have you ever heard a death bell toll?
Have you ever heard a death bell toll?
Then you know the poor boy's dead and gone.

TAG: You know the poor boy's dead and gone.

SOURCE:
Original Soundtrack Recording
From the Paramount Motion Picture; LEADBELLY
Note 1. Leadbelly vocals by HiTide Harris
Note 2. Blind Lemon vocals by Art Evans