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Lyr Req: My Time of Dyin' (Blind Willie Johnson)

CBjames 06 Jan 01 - 08:25 PM
Joe Offer 06 Jan 01 - 08:34 PM
Matt_R 06 Jan 01 - 08:39 PM
Joe Offer 06 Jan 01 - 08:40 PM
CBjames 06 Jan 01 - 08:52 PM
Dani 07 Jan 01 - 10:40 AM
GUEST,Steve Latimer 07 Jan 01 - 07:59 PM
Dicho 04 Dec 01 - 08:33 PM
masato sakurai 04 Dec 01 - 09:14 PM
Amos 04 Dec 01 - 10:18 PM
LR Mole 05 Dec 01 - 09:31 AM
Dicho 05 Dec 01 - 01:47 PM
mmm1a 05 Dec 01 - 03:17 PM
GUEST,studio16a@googlemail.com 30 Jan 06 - 02:20 PM
GUEST,Amanda 29 May 08 - 09:33 AM
GUEST,Volgadon 29 May 08 - 09:38 AM
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Subject: Well,well,well, So I can die easy
From: CBjames
Date: 06 Jan 01 - 08:25 PM

Jesus. won't you make up. Jesus, won't you make up. Jesus, won't you make up my dying bed.

Well if I fall down dying an' somethin' seems to've gone wrong All that I want you to do for me is to greet me when I'm gone

Well, well, well, So I can die easy Well, well, well, Well, well, well, So I can die easy

Jesus. won't you make up. Jesus, won't you make up. Jesus, won't you make up my dying bed.

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I don't think I have the words right. Can't even remember where I heard the song.

Anybody know it or where it comes from?

Thanks

James.


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Subject: ADD: In My Time of Dyin'
From: Joe Offer
Date: 06 Jan 01 - 08:34 PM

In My Time Of Dyin'

Transcript of the performance by Bob Dylan on his album "Bob Dylan", recorded 20 November 1961 at Columbia Studio A, New York, New York, U.S.A. (CO 68733-1). First recorded by Blind Willie Johnson as "Jesus Make Up My Dying Bed," which is more like the Zeppelin version than the well-known Bob Dylan cover.



In My time of Dyin'
Original lyric and music written by Blind Willie Johnson

Well, in my time of dyin' don't want nobody to mourn.
All I want for you to do is take my body home.
Well, well, well,
so I can die easy.
Well, well, well.
Well, well, well,
so I can die easy.
Jesus gonna make up,
Jesus gonna make up,
Jesus gonna make up my dying bed.

Well, meet me, Jesus, meet me, meet me in the middle of the air.
If these wings should fail me, Lord, won't you meet me with another pair?
Well, well, well,
so I can die easy.
Well, well, well.
Well, well, well,
so I can die easy.
Jesus gonna make up,
Jesus gonna make up,
Jesus gonna make up my dying bed.

Lord, in my time of dyin' don't want nobody to cry.
All I want to you to do is take me when I die.
Well, well, well,
so I can die easy.
Well, well, well.
Well, well, well,
so I can die easy.
Jesus gonna make up,
Jesus gonna make up,
Jesus gonna make up my dying bed.


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Subject: RE: Well, well,well, So Ican die easy
From: Matt_R
Date: 06 Jan 01 - 08:39 PM

Also covered by Led Zeppelin!!


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Subject: ADD: Jesus Gonna Make Up My dying Bed
From: Joe Offer
Date: 06 Jan 01 - 08:40 PM

Jesus Gonna Make Up My Dying Bed
Joshua White recorded this in New York in 1933. It's on the CD "Preachin' The Gospel" in the Columbia Roots 'n' Blues series

JESUS GONNA MAKE UP MY DYING BED
(W. R. Calaway)

Now in the time of dying
I don't want nobody to moan
All I want my friends to do
Come and fold my dying arms
Whoa Whoa well so I can die easy
Whoa Whoa well so I can die easy
Whoa Whoa well so I can die easy
Jesus gonna make up my dying bed

Meet me Jesus, meet me
Won't you meet me in the middle of the air
And if these wings should fail me Lord
Won't you meet me with another pair
Whoa whoa well won't you meet me Jesus
Whoa whoa well won't you meet me Jesus
Whoa whoa well won't you meet me Jesus
Jesus gonna make up my dying bed

I'm goin' on down to the river
Stick my sword up in the sand
Gonna shout my trouble's over Lord
I've done made it to the Promised Land
Whoa whoa well I've done crossed over
Whoa whoa well I've done crossed over
Whoa whoa well I've done crossed over
Jesus gonna make up my dying bed

Ever since I been acquainted with Jesus
We haven't been a minute apart
He placed a receiver in my hands
True religion in my heart
Whoa whoa well I can ring up my Jesus
Whoa whoa well I can ring up my Jesus
Whoa whoa well I can ring up Jesus
Jesus gonna make up my dying bed

Goin' on down to the river
Stick my sword up in the sand
Gonna shout my trouble's over
I've done made it to the Promised Land
Whoa whoa well I've done crossed over
Whoa whoa well I've done crossed over
Whoa whoa Jesus gonna make up my dying bed


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Subject: RE: Well, well,well, So Ican die easy
From: CBjames
Date: 06 Jan 01 - 08:52 PM

Joe You're a Gold Mine. Many Thanks!! Matt - I am impressed that Led Zepplin covered it - obviously a good song carries far.

Thanks both,

jas.


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Subject: RE: Well, well,well, So Ican die easy
From: Dani
Date: 07 Jan 01 - 10:40 AM

Personally, I like the Big RiB version!

A favorite memory of the Getaway...

Dani


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Subject: RE: Well, well,well, So Ican die easy
From: GUEST,Steve Latimer
Date: 07 Jan 01 - 07:59 PM

Zepellin not only covered it, apparently they also wrote it according to the credits from their mid seventies album Physical Graffitti. Apparently time travel has been with us for quite some time.


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Subject: RE: Well, well,well, So Ican die easy
From: Dicho
Date: 04 Dec 01 - 08:33 PM

Listed in the Cleveland Index of Negro Spirituals as "Jesus Goin' A-makeup My Dyin' Bed." Reference: Kennedy, "More Mellows," p. 105. It is compared with "When I Die," in Grissom, "Negro Sings A New Heaven," p. 4.
In the lyrics of Blind Willie Johnson as printed in Harry's website, the last word of the first line is moan, not mourn, as shown in the posting by Joe, above, from a Dylan transcription of Johnson.
It also has been posted by Joe Offer in Lyr Add: Lomax Recording Trip Index, Dec. 4, 2001, as Jesus Goin' Make My Dyin' Bed I, II.


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Subject: RE: Well, well,well, So Ican die easy
From: masato sakurai
Date: 04 Dec 01 - 09:14 PM

As "Well, Well, Well" (or "Well, Well--Don't Worry About Me"), Bessie Griffin (on V.A., Gospel Warriors), the Soul Stirrers (on V.A., All of My Appointed Time), Bob Gibson (on V.A., Troubadours of the Folk Era, vol. 1), and Five Gospel Stirrers (on V.A., Jesus Put a Song and The Best of Gotham, vol. 1) recorded this song.

~Masato


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Subject: RE: Well, well,well, So Ican die easy
From: Amos
Date: 04 Dec 01 - 10:18 PM

Wow. What a gold mine and what Golden Folks -- you guys make the Mudcat something special indeed.

A.


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Subject: RE: Well, well,well, So Ican die easy
From: LR Mole
Date: 05 Dec 01 - 09:31 AM

John Sebastian covered it on "The Four of Us",too--another pretty rare hunk of vinyl.


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Subject: RE: Well, well,well, So Ican die easy
From: Dicho
Date: 05 Dec 01 - 01:47 PM

Fisk Jubilee Singers, vol. 3 (still available) has "I Wanna Die Easy," which is probably related.


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Subject: RE: Well, well,well, So Ican die easy
From: mmm1a
Date: 05 Dec 01 - 03:17 PM

This song was the reason I found mudcat. I was looking for the correct words to this song and my search lead me here. By the way until I saw the words I always thought the second verse was Meet me Jesus meet me, meet me in the middle of the year when my time of dying comes won't ya take me in the night I fear. Only version I have heard is the one off the Dylan album. I always liked this song but couldn't ever understand the second verse. mmm :)


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Subject: RE: Well, Well, Well, So I Can Die Easy
From: GUEST,studio16a@googlemail.com
Date: 30 Jan 06 - 02:20 PM

This old Mudcat thread has been the inspiration for this page
[click History / Song Research]

http://snipurl.com/in_my_time_of_dyin

which is an attempt to uncover the song's "spiritual" roots and to
trace its history through various significant recordings over the
years - from Blind Willie Johnson, Charley Patton, Josh White, Bob
Dylan, Led Zeppelin and many others, up to the present day.

If anyone here has more to add, I'd be most interested.


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Subject: RE: Well, Well, Well, So I Can Die Easy
From: GUEST,Amanda
Date: 29 May 08 - 09:33 AM

It's also covered by (someone) and played on the TV series "Dead Like Me"


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Subject: RE: Well, Well, Well, So I Can Die Easy
From: GUEST,Volgadon
Date: 29 May 08 - 09:38 AM

The meaning of the 2nd verse is easy- Jesus, save me.


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