Keep Your Lamp Trimmed And Burning

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Keep Your Lamp Trimmed And Burning-Blind Willie Johnson
Blind Willie Johnson, vocal and slide guitar in Vestapol tuning, Willie B. Harris, response vocal
NOTE: Vocal phrases without parenthesis are sung by Blind Willie Johnson. Parenthetic vocal lines without any preceding indication are sung by Willie B. Harris, lines played on the guitar are as indicated, and lines which are sung by both singers are as indicated.

INTRO SOLO

REFRAIN: Keep a-your lamp (trimmed and burning)
Keep a-your lamp (trimmed and burning)
Keep a-your lamp (trimmed and burning), oh
(See what my God has done)

Sister, don’t (get worried)
(Both: Sister, don’t) (get worried)
(Both: Sister, don’t) (get worried)
(For the work is ‘most done)

REFRAIN: (Guitar begins line), trimmed and a-burning
(Keep your lamp) (Both: trimmed and a-burning)
(Guitar begins line) (Both: trimmed and a-burning), oh
(See what my God has done)

Brother, don’t (get worried)
(Both: Brother,) don’t (get worried)
(Both: Brother, don’t) (get worried)
(For the work is ‘most done)

SOLO

Heaven's journey (on before)
Heaven's journey (he’s gone before)
Heaven's journey(he’s gone before)
(See what my God has done)

(Both: Elders don’t, get worried)
Aaah (don’t get worried)
Elders (Both: don’t) (get worried)
(For the work is ‘most done)

(Guitar begins line) almost (Both: over)
(Guitar begins line) (Both: it’s almost over)
(Guitar begins line) (Both: almost over), uh
(See what my God has done)

Brother, don’t (get worried)
(Both: Brother, don’t) (get worried)
(Both: Brother, don’t) (get worried)
(For the work is ‘most done)

SOLO

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