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THAT CAT IS HIGH
By J. MAYO WILLIAMS


That Cat Is High, look at that look in his eye.
Oh, man he's high, yes, higher than a kite.
That Cat Is High
, look at that look in his eye.
Man, I wouldn't lie, the cat's higher than a kite.
When you see him stumblin' up and down the street,
you know that cat's been drinkin' got no shoes upon his feet.
Man, he's high I said That Cat Is High.
Yes, he's high, man, he's higher than a kite.

That Cat Is High, look at that look in his eye.
You know I would
n't lie, the cat's higher than a kite.
Boy  is he high
,oh, look at that, two black eyes.
Oh my, oh my, the cat's higher than the sky.
When you see him tipping round and round the block,
oh, you know that cat is very beat good clean down to his socks.
That Cat Is High, look at that look in his eye.
Oh my. Oh my, the Cat's higher than the sky.

GO DOWN MOSES

Go down Moses
Way down In Egypt land,
Tell old Pharoah
Let my people go

When Israel was in Egypt's land...
Let my peaple go
Oppress'd so hard they could not stand
Let my peaple go

When spoke the Lord, bold Moses said
If not, I'll smite your first born dead

No more shall they in bondage toil
let them come out with Egypt's spoil
 

When Israel out of Egypt came
And left the proud oppressive land


O' twas a dark and dismal night
When Moses led the Israel tes
 

Twas good old Moses and Asron, too'
Twas they that led the armies through
 

The Lord told Moses wath to do
To lead children of Israel through

HAPPY DAY

Oh Happy day,
Oh Happy day,
When Jesus washed
When Jesus washed
When Jesus washed
He washed my sins away
He taught me how to watch
fight and pray
and live rejoicing every day
every day
Oh Happy day,
Oh Happy day

NOBODY KNOWS

Nobody knows the trouble l've seen,
nobody knows but Jesus;
Nobody knows the trouble I've seen,
Glory, hallelujah!
Oh,Nobody knows the trouble I've seen,
nobody knows but Jesus;
Nobody knows the trouble I've seen,
Glory, hallelujah!
Oh,Some time I'm up, some times I'm down,
oh yes Lord
some times I'm almost to the groun'
oh, yes Lord.

OPERATOR
By WILLIAM SPIVERY

Operator, give me information,
i
nformation, give me long distance;
lo
ng distance, give me heaven.

Oh, Operator, information,
give me
Jesus on the line.
Operator, information,
Iíd like to speak to a friend of mine.
Oh, prayer is the number, faith is the exchange,
heaven is the street and Jesus is his name,
Oh Operator, information
please give me Jesus on the line

Operator information,
tell me why,
tell me why.
Operator,
information,
don't try to tell me what number to call.
Oh, my mother used this number
when I was very small,
and evíry time she dialed it,
she always got a call.
Oh, Operator, information,
please give me Jesus on the line.

Operator, information,
please hurry if you can.
Operator, information
please connect me with the man.
Oh don't worry 'bout the money,
I will pay the charge,
just get me on the line,
I'm callin' from the heart.
Operator information,
please give me Jesus on the line.

TUXEDO JUNCTION
By B. FEYNE / E. HAWKINS, W. JOHNSON, J. DASH

Way down South in Birmingham,
I mean South in Alabamís an old place
where people go to dance the night away.

They all drive or walk for miles
to get jive, that southern style
slow jive that makes you want
to dance till brake of day.

Itís a junction where the town folks meet
at each function, in their tux they great you.

Way down South in Birmingham,
I mean South in Alabamís an old place
where people go to dance the night away.
Tuxedo Junction where I wanna be.

WHEN I GOT TO HEAVEN
By Wray Firmino

I got a robe, you got a robe,
all o' God's children got a robe.
When I get to heaven I'm goin' to put on my robe,
I'm goin' to shout all over God's heaven.

I got a wings, you got a wings,
all o' God's children got a wings.
When I get to heaven I'm goin' to put on my wings,
I'm goin' to fly all over God's heaven.

heaven, heaven

SOMETIMES ...

Sometimes I feel like a motherless child
along way from home.

SWING LOW SWEET CHARIOT

Swing low sweet chariot,
comin
' for to carry me home,
swing low sweet chariot,
comin
' for to carry me home,
comin
' for to carry me home.

I looked over Jordan, and what did I see,
comin
' for to carry me home,
a band of angels comin
' after me,
comin
' for to carry me home.

If you get there befo' I do,
comin
' for to carry me home,
tell all my friends I'm comin
' too,
comin
' for to carry me home.

Swing low sweet chariot,
comin
' for to carry me home,
swing low sweet chariot,
comin
' for to carry me home,
comin
' for to carry me home.

SOMEBODY'S KNOKIN' AT YOUR DOOR

Somebody's knokin' at yo' do',
Somebody's knokin' at yo' do',
o sinner, why don't you answer?
Somebody's knokin' at yo' do',
knocks like Jesus,
somebody's knokin' at yo' do'.

WERE YOU THERE?

 

Were you there when they crucified my Lord?
Were you there when they crucified my Lord
?
Oh, sometimes it causes me to tremble, tremble, tremble.

Were you there when they laid him in the tomb?
Were you there when they laid him in the tomb?
Oh, sometimes it causes me to tremble, tremble, tremble.

Were you there when they rolled away the stone?
Were you there when they rolled away the stone?
Oh, sometimes it causes me to tremble, tremble, tremble.

THIS WORLD IS NOT MY HOME

This world is not my home, I'm just a passing thru,
my treasures are laid up, somewhere beyond the blue.
The angels beck on me from heaven's open door,
and I can't feel at home in this world anymore.

Oh Lord, oh Lord, You know I have no friend like you;
if heaven's not my home, then Lord, what will I do?
The angels beck on me from heaven's open door,
and I can't feel at home in this world anymore.

They're all expecting me, and that's one thing I know;
my Saviour pardoned me, and now I am on ward go.
I know he'll take me thru, tho' I am weak and poor,
and I can't feel at home in this world anymore.

I have a loving mother, up in the Glory land;
I don't expect to stop until I shake her hand;
She's waiting now for me in heaven's open door,
and I can't feel at home in this world anymore.

Just up in Glory land we'll live eternally,
The saints on ev'ry hand are shouting victory,
their song of sweetest praise
drift back from heaven's shore,
and I can't feel at home in this world anymore.

WHEN THE SAINTS GO MARCHING IN

Oh, when the saints go marching in,
oh, when the saints go marching in,
Lord, I want to be in that number,
when the saints go marching in.

Oh, when the saints go marching in,
oh, when the saints go marching in,
Lord, I want to be in that number,
when the saints go marching in.

PATA PATA

by Makeba-Ragovoy

Saguquga sathi bega nantsi Pata Pata.
...
Hiyo mama hiyo ma nantsi Pata Pata.
...
Saguquga sathi bega nantsi Pata Pata.
...
Saguquga sathi bega nantsi

Pata Pata Ē is the name of a dance
We do down Johannesburg way;
And ev'ry body starts to move
As soon as Pata Pata starts to play.
Ev'ry Friday and Saturday nights, It's Pata time.
The dance keeps going all night long
Till the morning sun begins to shine.

EZEKIEL SAW THE WHEEL A-ROLLING

When Ezekiel saw the wheel-a-rolling
the great big wheel-a-turning over
Ezekiel saw the wheel-a-rolling
way in the middle of the earth.

Well great God of mine, I declare
Ezekiel saw the wheel in the middle of the air
the great big wheel and the little big wheel
the wheel turned over in the middle of the wheel
the good book says and the book don't lie
God told Ezekiel to prophesy
And my  God spoke in Ezekiel's mind
he raised his voice and begin to cry
He cried:
Old bones old bones are walking
Great  God  showed me, old bones are talking.

Old bones bones won't you hear me now
old bones do hear the word  of God.

Ezekiel...

Well God told Ezekiel to prophesy
he tried to do it and that's no lie
God sent the wind from the West and the East
Spirits shook him from his head to his feet.
He cried:
Old bones old bones are walking
Great God showed me, old bones are talking.

Old bones bones won't you hear me now
old bones do hear the word of God.

Ezekiel...

Well, old 'zekiel tried his best to do
the thing the Lord had told him to
he did his best that's all he can
after all Ziek was a natural man.

Ezekiel...

COME DOWN ANGELS

I love to shout I love to sing
I love to praise my heavínly king
I think I hear the sinner say
let God's saints come in
my savior taught me how to pray
let God's saints come in

come down angels trouble the waters
come down angels trouble the waters
let God's saints come in
come down angels trouble the waters
oh, let God's saints come in
oh oh oh oh let God's saints come in

I hope to meet my brother there
let God's saints come in
that used to join with me in pray
let God's saints come in
didn't Jesus tell you once before
let God's saints come in
to go in peace and sin no more
let God's saints come in

come down angels trouble the waters
let God's saints come in
come down angels trouble the waters
let God's saints come in

yes I think I hear the sinner say
let God's saints come in
my savior taught me how to pray
let God's saints come in
my savior taught me how to pray

let God's saints
let God's saints
let God's saints
let God's saints
oh yes let God's saints come in
come down angels trouble the waters
let God's saints come in
come down angels trouble the waters
let God's saints come in
come down angels trouble the waters
let God's saints come in
come down angels trouble the waters
let God's saints come in
let God's saints come in

come down angels trouble the waters.

THE LION SLEEPS TONIGHT
by G. Weiss

A do
Gíberena mo
Sara nígi
Sara nígi
So

In the jungle the mighty jungle
the lion sleeps tonight
Ash, my darling so ash, my darling
the lion sleeps tonight.

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