Sunday, November 9, 2008

People Get Ready



People get ready
Theres a train a-coming
You don't need no baggage
You just get on board
All you need is faith
To hear the diesels humming
Don't need no ticket
You just thank the Lord.

People get ready
For the train to jordan
Picking up passengers
From coast to coast
Faith is the key
Open the doors and board them
Theres room for all
Among the loved the most

There ain't no room
For the hopeless sinner
Who would hurt all mankind just
To save his own
Have pity on those
Whose chances are thinner
Cause theres no hiding place
From the kingdoms throne

So people get ready
For the train a-comin
You don't need no baggage
You just get on board !
All you need is faith
To hear the diesels humming
Don't need no ticket
You just thank, you just thank the Lord.

(Curtis Mayfield, 1964)


6 comments:

Sue said...

I haven't heard that song for awhile! I like the line about not needing a ticket.

FlowerLady said...

Good morning Sue. That is a good line for sure.

I saw Eva Cassidy's name mentioned on another blog, so checked her out, as I'd never heard of her. What a beautiful voice!

FlowerLady

Cameron (Defining Your Home) said...

My husband is a musician (guitar, banjo, mandolin) so I'm familiar with this one.

Cameron

FlowerLady said...

Cameron ~ My DH also plays the guitar. One of our favorite versions of this tune is by Jeff Beck and Rod Stewart.

FlowerLady

sweet bay said...

So you're an Eva Cassidy fan too? I think she has the most fantastic voice I've ever heard.

FlowerLady said...

SweetBay ~ I checked her out because of your blog. Her voice and spirit were just beautiful!

FlowerLady