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Lyr Add: Jesus Goin' Make Up My Dyin' Bed I,

Dicho 11 Nov 01 - 04:47 PM
Burke 12 Nov 01 - 02:58 PM
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Subject: JESUS GOIN' MAKE UP MY DYIN' BED I, II
From: Dicho
Date: 11 Nov 01 - 04:47 PM

JESUS GOIN' MAKE UP MY DYIN' BED I

O---h, high in de mountain, (3 times)
Jesis goin' make up my dyin' bed.

Jesus, I bin in the valley,
Yes, I bin in the valley,
Yes, I bin in the valley,
Jesus goin' make up my dyin' bed

Oh, Lord, I'm kneelin' 'umble,
O---h, I'm kneelin' 'umble,
O---h, I'm kneelin' 'umble,
Jesus goin' make up my dyin' bed.

When you see me dyin', I don't want you to cry,
All I want you to do for me is to lower my dyin' eyes.

A---h, sleepin' in Jesus, (3 times)
Jesus goin' make up my dyin' bed.

O---h, cover me over, etc.

Well, behind the mountains,
'Way behind the mountains,
O---h, behind the mountains,
Jesus goin' make up my dyin' bed.

Well, when you see me dyin', I don't want you to mourn,
All I wants you to do is to give that bell a tone.

O---h, goin' on to Jesus, etc.

Oh, children, down on my knees, etc.

Well, when you see me Jesus, (recording incomplete)

Sung by Dock Reed, Vera Hall, Jesse Allison; Livingston, Alabama. John and Ruby Lomax 1939 Southern States Recording Trip.
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JESUS GOIN' MAKE UP MY DYIN' BED II

Oh, don't you mind me dyin', (3 times)
Jesus goin' make up my dyin' bed.

Oh, I got good religion, etc.

In the hour of dyin', don't want nobody to cry,
All I want you to do for me is jes' close my dyin' eye.

Oh, don't you be uneary, etc.

In the hour of dyin', somebody will say I'm lost,
Just come on down to Jordan and Jesus will tell you I've crossed.

Then I'll be crossin' on over, etc.

When I go down to the river, I'm goin' jes' like a man,
Unbuckle my sword from around my waist an' stick it in the golden sand.

Then I'll be gone on to glory, etc.

Sung by J. H. Anderson, Boyd, AL.
Verses added by J. H. Boyd (taken from another song?):

Saul was on his way to Damascus, he was a wicked man,
Just before he reached the city, they were leading him by the hand.

The power of God fell on old Saul, just like on you and I,
Just before he reached the city, I heard him begin to cry.

John and Ruby Lomax 1939 Southern States Recording Trip.
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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: JESUS GOIN' MAKE UP MY DYIN' BED I,
From: Burke
Date: 12 Nov 01 - 02:58 PM

Here's an experiment. Click here for links to the recordings of no. I


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: JESUS GOIN' MAKE UP MY DYIN' BED I,
From: Joe Offer
Date: 12 Nov 01 - 03:16 PM

The link works fine, Dicho. Are the lyrics transcribed somewhere on the Library of Congress site, or are you doing the transcription on your own?
-Joe Offer-


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: JESUS GOIN' MAKE UP MY DYIN' BED I,
From: Burke
Date: 12 Nov 01 - 03:38 PM

The Lomax transcriptions are in their notes. Check the date of the recording. Then go the the link to their field notesRight here. You have to skip around but. Guessing from the dates I went to p.200 & found I was earlier in May so then tried p.225 & it was right on. There might be a link that goes directly to the page, but I don't have time to see if you'd be able to navigate from page to page, which you'd want to do.

I don't have time to write up in what I've just figured out about navigating the site. Do take a look at Linking & Bookmarking in American Memory


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: JESUS GOIN' MAKE UP MY DYIN' BED I,
From: Burke
Date: 12 Nov 01 - 03:54 PM

There's an easier way. From the field notes go to the Full text (I went to the page images), then the Table of Contents to get to the section you want. In this case it's Section 17 You can still get to the page images for yourself.

Sometimes the record jackets have added notes so make sure to look at those as well.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: JESUS GOIN' MAKE UP MY DYIN' BED I,
From: Dicho
Date: 12 Nov 01 - 04:40 PM

I went through the full text of the fieldnotes and copied pages pertinent to spirituals. Most of the notes are incomplete or, in some cases, words are misheard or out of order. From the index I selected spirituals and got 131 items (some are duplicate, some have no notes). From the index I went to the sound recordings and took the versions I post from them, adding from the notes if useful.

It was an interesting exercise. The Lomax team wanted to hear dialect; if you listen to the songs, there may be no dialect (only the sloppy speech most of us exercise) but the notes are written in dialect. That becomes dat, chilly becomes chiller, the becomes de, etc.,etc. Only in some of the prison tunes does what I would call dialect (and in small, inconsistent amounts) appear. I think I somewhat hit between the two extremes.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: JESUS GOIN' MAKE UP MY DYIN' BED I,
From: Dicho
Date: 12 Nov 01 - 04:49 PM

Later on in the spirituals project there will be an index. Just how WYSIWYG wants to handle that I think will appear in time.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: JESUS GOIN' MAKE UP MY DYIN' BED I,
From: masato sakurai
Date: 13 Nov 01 - 03:56 AM

There're a lot of variants. As "In My Time of Dying", CLICK HERE. Blind Willie Johnson's sound clip is HERE and HERE.

~Masato


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: JESUS GOIN' MAKE UP MY DYIN' BED I,
From: Dicho
Date: 10 Dec 01 - 08:07 PM

JESUS GONNA MAKE UP MY DYING BED IIB

1.
Saul was on his way to Damascus
He was a wicked man
Just before he reached the city
They were leading him by the hand.
Cho. 1
Oh, Lord have mercy (3 times)
Jesus gonna make up my dying bed.
2.
The power of God fell upon old Saul
Just lac on you and I
Just before he reached the city
I heard him begin to cry.
Cho. 2
Oh I'm anchored in Jesus (3 times)
Jesus gonna make up my dying bed.
3.
In my hour of dying
I don't want no body to cry
All I want you to do for me
Is to close my dying eye.
Cho. 3
Then I'll be sleeping in Jesus (3 times)
Jesus gonna make up my dying bed.
4.
In the hour of dying
I don't want nobody to moan
All I want you to do for me
Is give that bell a tone.
Cho. 4
Then I'll be dying easy (twice)
Oh don't you be uneasy
Jesus gonna make up my dying bed.
5.
In the hour of dying
Somebody will say I'm lost
Just come on down to the river
And Jesus will tell you I crossed.
Cho. 5
Then I'll be crossing over (3 times)
Jesus gonna make up my dying bed.
6.
I'm goin' down to the river
I'm goin' jes' lac er man
An buckle my sword from roun' my side
And stick it in the golden sand.
Cho. 6
Then I'll be gone to glory (twice)
Oh don't you be uneasy
Jesus gonna make up my dying bed.

Much more complete version of II by A. A. Anderson (J. H. A. ?), Boyd, AL, Shiloh Zion Church.
From "Honey In the Rock," The Ruby Pickins Tartt Collection, 1991, p. 113-114, Olivia and Jack Solomon, Mercer Univ. Press, Macon, GA.
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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: JESUS GOIN' MAKE UP MY DYIN' BED I,
From: wysiwyg
Date: 07 Feb 02 - 10:01 PM

To add to Dicho's remarks about the Lomax stuff he is pulling from-- I don't tink we have fully understood how much has gone into the ones he's getting from there, from the singers, the Lomaxes, and from Dicho to wade through it all. The ONE I did from there involved extensive checking between the field notes, the lyrics they included elsewhere in the site, and the recordings. The small differences add to the richness of the songs. VERY good work, Dicho.

Yes we have an index-- I am working now on adding into it all the finds Dicho has posted.

~Susan


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Subject: Lyr Add: WHEN I DIE
From: Dicho
Date: 07 Feb 02 - 11:51 PM

WHEN I DIE

Who's gonna make up muh dyin' bed?
Who's a gonna make up muh dyin' bed?
Whos a gonna make up my dyin' bed,
When I die, when I die?
Jesus gonna make up my dyin' bed, (3 times)
When I die.

Who's goin' down in duh grave wid me?
Who's a goin' down in duh grave wid me?
Who's a goin' down in duh grave wid me,
When I die, when I die?
Jesus goin' down in duh grave wid me (3 times)
When I die.

Who's gonna sing that las' song?
Who's a gonna sing that last song?
Who's a gonna sing that last song,
When I die, when I die?
Jesus gonna sing that las' song (3 times)
When I die.

Who's gonna pray that las' prayer?
Who's a gonna pray that las' prayer?
Who's a gonna pray that las' prayer,
When I die, when I die?
Jesus gonna pray that las' prayer, (3 times)
When I die.

Who's gonna take muh soul to Heaben?
Who's a gonna take my soul to Heaben?
Who's a gonna take muh soul to heaben,
When I die, when I die.
Jesus gonna take muh soul to Heaben (3 times)
When I die.

I'm gonna treat ev'ry body right,
I'm a gonna treat ev'ry body right;
I'm a gonna treat ev'ry body right,
Tel I die, tel I die.
I'm gonna treat ev'ry body right,
I'm a gonna treat ev'ry body right;
I'm a gonna treat ev'ry body right,
Tel I die.

I'm gonna stay on the battlefield,
I'm a gonnastay on the battlefield;
I'm a gonna stay on the battlefield,
Tel I die, tel I die.
I'm gonna stay on the battlefield,
I'm a gonna stay on the battlefield;
I'm a gonna stay on the battlefield,
Tel I die.

I'm gonna take a soldier's fare,
I'm a gonna take a soldier's fare;
I'm a gonna take a soldier's fare,
Tel I die, tel I die.
I'm gonna take a soldier's fare,
I'm a gonna take a soldier's fare;
I'm a gonna take a soldier's fare,
Tel I die.

Grissom, Mary Allen, 1930 (1969), The Negro Sings a New Heaven, pp. 4-5, with sheet music. A very interesting version, with much repetition suggestive of an older song.
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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: JESUS GOIN' MAKE UP MY DYIN' BED I,
From: Rolfyboy6
Date: 09 Feb 02 - 04:15 PM

Masato, thanks for adding in the Blind Willie Johnson version and sites, it's a 'holy blues' standard.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: JESUS GOIN' MAKE UP MY DYIN' BED I,
From: wysiwyg
Date: 04 Feb 07 - 10:49 AM

Also see THIS THREAD for discussion of another version of "When I Die" where, in that thread it's AKA:
Good Lord, When I Die
I'm Gwine to Heaven When I die
I Want To Go To Heaven
'Til I Die


~S~


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: JESUS GOIN' MAKE UP MY DYIN' BED I,
From: GUEST,282RA
Date: 04 Feb 07 - 11:41 AM

I've heard Charley Patton's version. Can't make out what the heck he's saying.


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