He Never Said a Mumbling Word

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He Never Said a Mumbling Word--Leadbelly
D position, standard tuning, a little sharp of A

SPOKEN: Want to see me get happy? Now, just listen to this, just don't tell--
this is a Spiritual, too, tell a story about Christ, which I guess is happy--you
would not know it, but you don't know that old feelin' I gets from down South.
Think about my mother shoutin', uh. Holy rollers is singin' this now--it's thei'
rhythm, thei' swing, and the way they sing.

On a-Easter Sunday he rose, on a-Easter Sunday he rose
On a-Easter Sunday he rose for me
One day when I was lost, they hung him on the cross
On a-Easter Sunday he rose for me

They whupped him up the hill, they whupped him up the hill
They whupped him up the hill for me
One day when I was lost, they hung him on the cross
They whipped him up the hill for me

They speared him in the side, they speared him in the side
They speared him in the side for me
One day when I was lost, they hung him on the cross
They speared him in the side for me

The blood come streamin' down, the blood come streamin' down
The blood come streamin' down for me
One day when I was lost, they hung him on the cross
The blood come streamin' down for me

He hung his head and died, he hung his head and died
He hung his head and died for me
One day when I was lost, they hung him on the cross
He hung his head and died for me

He never said a mumbling word, he never said a mumbling word
He never said a mumbling word for me
One day when I was lost, they hung him on the cross
He never said a mumbling word for me

SPOKEN, DURING SOLO: No he didn't . . . yeah

He's comin' back again, he's comin' back again
He's comin' back again for me
One day when I was lost, they hung him on the cross
He's comin' back again for me

SPOKEN: Yes, he is, coming back for me. Yeah, what you call a spiritual--you get shoutin' you get happy.

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