Down South Camp Meeting
Saints and sinners, come one, come all Have a little revival Losers, winners, answer my call Cause right now the tent's up Really it is The word's out Truly it is An' has been since the dawn Hear me tell y' The call's out Really it is An' we're 'bout Tendin' t' biz To git this meetin' on,hear me tellin' you Brothers' n' sisters who want to repent That's right You'll find what you been lookin' for Right here in this tent Lend an ear and you'll see Cause when it comes t' needin' savin' Ain' nobody knows it better than me I was so low that I know That only a miracle like this Is the only way t' heavenly bliss It's really the truth, lawdy, I know it I know it 'cause I been taken through it Now the spirits in me an' allowed the Lord T' win me, I can testify to it Sweet sweet the angel's song Sweet the feelin' I been searchin' for For ever so long I never again imagine livin' life Like I was livin' when I lived wrong Get ready Swing Here they come the choir's all set Be steady Sway See the people fillin' them pews Be willin' All To announce without a regret It's thrillin' ! Day Tell the world the wonderful news Folks' re troopin' in from farther 'n' near F' news that they can hardly wait to hear They're nearly starved cause they're waitin' For food for the soul, yeah Starved cause they're waitin' for What will not grow old Preacher's openin' up the book He gonna pause awhile an' take a look 'N' then he'll start tellin' everyone Just how t' do, yeah Sister Emmy Lou done gone t' shoutin' An' jumpin' cause she feels the spirit The congregation's stompin' its feet An' everybody's movin' outta their seat They really gonna get this meetin' on An' praise the Lord until the dawn Yeah--hear that preacher spread the word Cause it's the greatest word You've ever heard When he says "I'm callin' sinners right now you hear I'm callin' sinners right to me When ol' Satan grabs your soul It takes the Lord's true word to break his hold So I say you got to listen mostly to me You got to listen closely" Don't let the devil catch y' nappin' Gotta keep the vigil every minute Or the devil gonna surely git you "Watch your step 'n' how you act Mister Scratch is here, an' that's a fact If anyone can stop him, I can That's why I'm the preacher man" We hear the word We hear your voice We know there really isn't any other choice Head f' heaven t' day We're on the gospel train We can show you the way Relieve all strain Leave your cares and your woes Yes! Heaven knows Yes! Y' dodge that devil in his fine fancy clothes yes! Come git aboard We still got space Hear the word of the Lord We saved your place Save your soul while y' can Yes! Sinner man Yes! Git on as fast as you can You've heard the sermon sublime Down south camp meetin' time!
Written by: FLETCHER HENDERSON, IRVING MILLS
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