I'm Working on a Building

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About I'm Working on a Building

"I'm Working on a Building" is a song in both the African American spiritual and southern gospel traditions. The song has become a standard of the genres. It has been recorded many times, by artists such as The Carter Family, Bill Monroe, Elvis Presley, the Oak Ridge Boys, B. B. King, and John Fogerty.


Year:
2003
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If I was a gambler
I tell you what I'd do
I'd quit my gambling
And I'd work on the building too

I'm a working on building
I'm a working on building
Hallelujah
I'm a working on building
For my Lord, for my Lord

It's a Holy Ghost building
It's a Holy Ghost building
Hallelujah
It's a Holy Ghost building
For my Lord, for my Lord

If I was a drunkard
I tell you what I would do
I'd quit my drinking
And I'd work on the building too

I'm a working on building
I'm a working on building
Hallelujah
I'm a working on building
For my Lord, for my Lord

It's a Holy Ghost building
It's a Holy Ghost building
Hallelujah
It's a Holy Ghost building
For my Lord, for my Lord

If I was a preacher
I tell you what I would do
I would keep on preaching
And I'd work on the building too

I'm a working on building
I'm a working on building
Hallelujah
I'm a working on building
For my Lord, for my Lord

It's a Holy Ghost building
It's a Holy Ghost building
Hallelujah
It's a Holy Ghost building
For my Lord, for my Lord

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Bill Monroe

William Smith Monroe (September 13, 1911 – September 9, 1996) was an American musician who created the style of music known as bluegrass, which takes its name from his band, the "Blue Grass Boys," named for Monroe's home state of Kentucky. Monroe's performing career spanned 60 years as a singer, instrumentalist, composer and bandleader. He is often referred to as The Father of Bluegrass. more »

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Written by: A.P. CARTER

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