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Dennis Crumpton & Robert Summers lyrics
« on: January 15, 2014, 03:13:59 PM »
Hi all,
In June of 1936, Dennis Crumpton and Robert Summers recorded two religious songs, "Go, I'll Send Thee" and "Everybody Ought To Pray Some Time".  For both songs, both musicians were playing out of slide in Vestapol, a really unusual sound.  For "Go I'll Send Thee", one of the players handled the treble while the other kept up a very active movement in the bass.  The song has a sort of "Twelve Days of Christmas" structure, with verses that build cumulatively as they go, and that combined with a gradually accelerating tempo and intensely rhythmic singing made for an unforgettable sound.  Both singers join in for the first refrain; after that, only one of them sings it.






REFRAIN: Then go, I will send thee, and he's saying
How in the world will you send me?

I'm a-gonna send them one by one
'Cause the one was Mary's little baby
Born in Bethlehem

REFRAIN: Then go, I will send thee
How in the world will you send them?

I'm a-gonna send them two by two
For the two was Paul and Silas
And the one was Mary's little baby
Born in Bethlehem

REFRAIN: Then go, I will send thee
How in the world will you send them?

I'm a-gonna send them three by three
'Cause the three were the Hebrew children
And two was-a Paul and Silas
And one was Mary's little baby
Born in Bethlehem

REFRAIN: Then go, I will send thee
How in the world will you send them?

I'm a-gonna send them four by four
For the four was the four that stood at the door
Three was the Hebrew children
And two was-a Paul and Silas
And one was Mary's little baby
Born in Bethlehem

REFRAIN: Then go, I will send thee
How in the world will you send them?

I'm a-gonna send them five by five
For the five was the Gospel preachers
And four was the four that stood in the door
And three was the Hebrew children
And two was-a Paul and Silas
And one was Mary's little baby
Born in Bethlehem

REFRAIN: Then go, I will send thee
How in the world will you send them?

I'm a-gonna send them six by six
For six was the six that couldn't get fixed
And five was the Gospel preachers
And four was the four that stood at the door
And three was the Hebrew children
And two was-a Paul and Silas
And one was Mary's little baby
Born in Bethlehem

All best,
Johnm










« Last Edit: January 15, 2014, 08:34:56 PM by Johnm »

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Re: Dennis Crumpton & Robert Summers--"Go I'll Send Thee"
« Reply #1 on: January 15, 2014, 08:13:25 PM »
That was great. Loved the final note slide up to the 12th fret on the 1st string, a la Charlie Patton, and maybe BLJ. I can't think of an example off hand. I know he did it somewhere though.

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Re: Dennis Crumpton & Robert Summers--"Go I'll Send Thee"
« Reply #2 on: January 15, 2014, 08:33:55 PM »
Yes, I agree, Mark, and I love the way it builds.  I'll post "Everybody Ought to Pray Some Time" here directly, and it's more of a slide duet, quite an amazing sound.
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Re: Dennis Crumpton & Robert Summers lyrics
« Reply #3 on: January 15, 2014, 08:44:15 PM »
Hi all,
At the same session that they recorded "Go I'll Send Thee" Dennis Crumpton and Robert Summers recorded Everybody Ought To Pray Some Time".  The twin slide sound is more pronounced on this number than on "Go I'll Send Thee", and the duo devotes about equal space to guitar solos and singing.  I'll post a video of the performance.



SOLO

Everybody, ev'ybody, ev'ybody ought to pray some time
Lord, and fall down on their knees, my Lord have mercy on me

Every liar, every liar, every liar ought to pray some time
Lord, and fall down on their knees, my Lord have mercy on --

SOLO

Every gambler, every gambler, every gambler ought to pray some time
Lord, and fall down on their knees, my Lord have mercy on --

SOLO

Every drunkard, every drunkard, every drunkard ought to pray some time
Lord, and fall down on their knees, my Lord have mercy on --

SOLO

You back-slider, you back-slider, you back-slider ought to pray some time
Lord, and fall down on your knees, my Lord have mercy on --

SOLO

All best,
Johnm
« Last Edit: January 15, 2014, 08:45:50 PM by Johnm »

 


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