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Offline Fkeller

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Here's what I have so far.  I think I got most of it but there are two lines  (7 and 8 in the first pp, repeated later) >:(

There's a city built of mansions
Will there be one there for me?
Now I learn to love and trust him
He is ever near my side
Oh temptations gather round me
And I cannot see my way
--- (all our loved ones) ??
(that led us in eternity) ??

Let the Jesus gently guide me
Oh that ocean's dark and wide
Oh let the Jesus gently guide me
Safe unto the other side
When my work on earth is ended
And now I sleep beneath the sod
Will my soul sing with the angels
Around the blessed throne of god

Now I wander far in darkness
Where my savior shows me light
Now I learn to love and trust him
He is ever near my side
Oh temptations gather round me
And I cannot see my way
--- (all our loved ones) ??
(that led us in eternity) ??

Oh let the Jesus gently guide me
Oh that ocean's dark and wide
Oh let the Jesus gently guide me
Safe unto the other side
When my work on earth is ended
And now I sleep beneath the sod
Will my soul sing with the angels
Around the blessed throne of god?
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Re: There's A City Built Of Mansions--Nu Grape Twins lyric request
« Reply #1 on: November 03, 2010, 12:40:06 PM »
Forgot to attach mp3.  Sorry!

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Re: There's A City Built Of Mansions--Nu Grape Twins lyric request
« Reply #2 on: November 03, 2010, 02:31:33 PM »
[? ? ? ?] WITH all our loved ones
AROUND us in eternity


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Re: There's A City Built Of Mansions--Nu Grape Twins lyric request
« Reply #3 on: November 03, 2010, 02:49:44 PM »
I like "around us in eternity."  Could it be THERE TO MEET with all our loved ones?

I'm starting to hear "THY sod" in the 2nd stanza, 6th line.

Thanks so much for the help!
« Last Edit: November 03, 2010, 02:51:10 PM by Fkeller »

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Re: There's A City Built Of Mansions--Nu Grape Twins lyric request
« Reply #4 on: November 03, 2010, 04:02:59 PM »
Hey FKeller - sure sounds like THERE TO MEET to me.

I don't think it's THY sod, though. Sounds like THE to me with more of an ah sound than an uh. I also think it is just:

And I sleep beneath the sod

Without the NOW. It kind of sounds like two words because of an overlap in the vocals, IMO.

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Re: There's A City Built Of Mansions--Nu Grape Twins lyric request
« Reply #5 on: November 03, 2010, 04:58:36 PM »
Must've been listening way too hard.  2nd and 4th pps should read BLESSED Jesus gently... etc.

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Re: There's A City Built Of Mansions--Nu Grape Twins lyric request
« Reply #6 on: November 03, 2010, 08:58:01 PM »
I agree on "There to meet"

Last missing line I'm pretty certain is "There to spend eternity."
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Re: There's A City Built Of Mansions--Nu Grape Twins lyric request
« Reply #7 on: October 02, 2015, 09:47:32 PM »
Hi all,
I realize that it's a while since this thread was posted to, but I was listening to this rendition on the second Revenant "American Primitive" set and am crazy about this song and the NuGrape Twins' performance of it.  I'm hearing a couple of little differences in the lyrics.  I'll copy the lyrics from earlier in this thread and put my suggested changes in caps.  What a beautiful song!



There's a city built of mansions
Will there be one there for me?
Now I learn to love and trust him
He WILL ever HEAR my side
THOUGH temptations gather AROUND me
And I cannot see my way
THERE TO MEET WITH all our loved ones
THERE TO SPEND eternity

OH, BLESSED Jesus gently guide me
O'ER LIFE oceans, dark and wide
OH, BLESSED Jesus gently guide me
Safe unto the other side
When my work on earth is ended
AT NIGHT I sleep beneath the sod
Will my soul sing with the angels
Around the PRECIOUS throne of God

Now I WANDERED far in darkness
Where my Savior SHOWED me light
Now I LEARNED to love and trust him
He is ever near my side
THOUGH temptations gather AROUND me
And I cannot see my way
THERE TO MEET WITH all our loved ones
THERE TO SPEND eternity

Oh, BLESSED Jesus gently guide me
O'ER LIFE oceans, dark and wide
Oh, BLESSED Jesus gently guide me
Safe unto the other side
When my work on earth is ended
AT NIGHT I sleep beneath the sod
Will my soul sing with the angels
Around the PRECIOUS throne of God?

Oh, BLESSED Jesus gently guide me
O'ER LIFE oceans, dark and wide
Oh, BLESSED Jesus gently guide me
Safe unto the other side
When my work on earth is ended
AT NIGHT I sleep beneath the sod
Will my soul sing with the angels
Around the PRECIOUS throne of God?

All best,
Johnm
« Last Edit: February 21, 2024, 07:04:04 AM by Johnm »

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Re: There's A City Built Of Mansions--Nu Grape Twins lyric request
« Reply #8 on: October 05, 2015, 06:55:40 PM »
Hi all,
Here is another song from the Nugrape Twins, Matthew and Mark Little, "The Road is Rough and Rocky".  According to Stefan Wirz's discography of them, (thanks, Stefan!) they were from Georgia.  Here is the song:



REFRAIN: Well, the road is rough and rocky before you get to Heaven
The road is rough and rocky before you get to Heaven
The road is rough and rocky before you get to Heaven
Lord, I feel like shining all the time

Well, you got have religion before you get to Heaven
You got have religion before you get to Heaven
You got have religion before you get to Heaven
Lord, I feel like shining all the time

REFRAIN: Well, the road is rough and rocky before you get to Heaven
The road is rough and rocky before you get to Heaven
The road is rough and rocky before you get to Heaven
Lord, I feel like shining all the time

Well, you got to live holy before you get to Heaven
You got to live holy before you get to Heaven
You got to live holy before you get to Heaven
Lord, I feel like shining all the time

REFRAIN: Well, the road is rough and rocky before you get to Heaven
The road is rough and rocky before you get to Heaven
The road is rough and rocky before you get to Heaven
Lord, I feel like shining all the time

Well, you got to quit lyin' before you get to Heaven
You got to quit lyin' before you get to Heaven
You got to quit lyin' before you get to Heaven
Lord, I feel like shining all the time

REFRAIN: Well, the road is rough and rocky before you get to Heaven
The road is rough and rocky before you get to Heaven
The road is rough and rocky before you get to Heaven
Lord, I feel like shining all the time

Well, you got to love your brother before you get to Heaven
You got to love your brother before you get to Heaven
You got to love your brother before you get to Heaven
Lord, I feel like shining all the time

REFRAIN: Well, the road is rough and rocky before you get to Heaven
The road is rough and rocky before you get to Heaven
The road is rough and rocky before you get to Heaven
Lord, I feel like shining all the time
Lord, I feel like shining all the time

All best,
Johnm






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Re: There's A City Built Of Mansions--Nu Grape Twins lyric request
« Reply #9 on: October 06, 2015, 12:55:24 PM »
Hi all,
For "I Got Your Ice Cold Nugrape", the Nugrape Twins were once again accompanied by an unknown pianist.  I'm especially drawn to songs like this that were essentially complicated commercial jingles, or cries of street vendors, like Red Hot Old Mose's "Molly Man".  Here is the twins' rendition of the song: 



I got a Nugrape, nice and fine
The rings around the bottle is a ginger wine
I got your ice cold Nugrape

I got a Nugrape, nice and fine
Got plenty imitations but there's none like mine
I got your ice cold Nugrape

'Way down yonder in the Promised Land
A-run and tell your mama, "Hear the Nugrape man."
I got your ice cold Nugrape

Little childrens in the back yard, playin' in the sand
A-run and tell your mama, "Hear the Nugrape man."
I got your ice cold Nugrape

Mmmm-mmmm-mmmm-mmmm-mmm-mmm-mmm
Mmmm-mmmm-mmmm-mmmm-mmm-mmm-mmm
MMMM-mmmmm-mmmm-mmmm-mm-mm

PIANO SOLO

When you feeling kind of blue
A-do not know what ailin' you
Get a Nugrape from the store
The you'll have the blues no more
I got your ice cold Nugrape

What's that makes your lips go plippity-ploppa
When you drink a Nugrape you don't know when to stop
I got your ice cold Nugrape

If from work you come home late
Rolling pin waits at the gate
Smile and bribe her with Nugrape
Then you'll sneak through in good shape
I got your ice cold Nugrape

Sister Mary has a beau
Says he's crazy and loves her so
Buys a Nugrape every day
Know he's bound to win that way
I got your ice cold Nugrape

Mmmm-mmmm-mmmm-mmmm-mmm-mmm-mmm
Mmmm-mmmm-mmmm-mmmm-mmm-mmm-mmm
Mmmm-mmmm-mmmm-mmmm-mmm-mmm-mmm
Mmmm-mmmm-mmmm-mmmm-mmm-mmm-mmm
Mmmm-mmmmm-mmmm-mmmm-mm-mm

All best,
Johnm





« Last Edit: October 06, 2015, 04:37:01 PM by Johnm »

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Re: There's A City Built Of Mansions--Nu Grape Twins lyric request
« Reply #10 on: October 07, 2015, 09:42:22 AM »
Hi all,
The other commercial jingle song the Nugrape Twins recorded was "Nugrape--A Flavor You Can't Forget".  Here it is:



PIANO INTRO

Gettin' hot every morning, gettin' hot every night
A cool bottle fo Nugrape will put you just right
Reach down in your pocket, take a nickel in your hand
Run to the corner, find the Nugrape man
Buy a bottle of Nugrape, and give it just a trial
Then you'll remember, it will tell you why

Oh, Nugrape is the flavor you can't forget
Oh, Nugrape is the flavor you can't forget
All the way from Maine to the Gulf of Mexico
From the Atlantic to the calm Pacific shore
Nugrape is the best drink yet
So, try a bottle of Nugrape, the flavor you can't forget

Oh, Nugrape is the flavor you can't forget
Oh, Nugrape is the flavor you can't forget
All the way from Maine to the Gulf of Mexico
From the Atlantic to the calm Pacific shore
Nugrape is the best drink yet
So, try a bottle of Nugrape, the flavor you can't forget

PIANO SOLO

When I'm all alone and lonely, and have nowhere to go
Haven't got the price of a burleycue show
Just one nickel will buy your heart's delight
Cool bottle of Nugrape and then you'll be all right
Just one bottle will make you happy and gay
Then you'll remember why we always say

Oh, Nugrape is the flavor you can't forget
Oh, Nugrape is the flavor you can't forget
All the way from Maine to the Gulf of Mexico
From the Atlantic to the calm Pacific shore
Nugrape is the best drink yet
So, try a bottle of Nugrape, the flavor you can't forget

HUMMED CHORUS

All best,
Johnm





« Last Edit: October 23, 2015, 03:21:29 PM by Johnm »

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Re: There's A City Built Of Mansions--Nu Grape Twins lyric request
« Reply #11 on: October 08, 2015, 11:27:36 AM »
Hi all,
The Nugrape Twins recording of "Can't You Watch Me For One Hour" would more correctly be titled "Can't You Watch For Me One Hour"; perhaps it was titled that way, but was mis-titled on the youtube version.  As always, the twins are accompanied by piano.  The song is similar to some of Skip James' post-rediscovery religious recordings in that each verse differs from the previous one only in the front end of the verse as it is lined out.  Here is the song, with apologies to European Weenies who may not be able to view the video:



INTRO

REFRAIN: Can't you watch for me one hour, while I go yonder and pray?
Can't you watch for me one hour, while I go yonder and pray?

REFRAIN: Can't you watch for me one hour, while I go yonder and pray?
Can't you watch for me one hour, while I go yonder and pray?

Can't you sing for me one hour, while I go yonder and pray?
Can't you sing for me one hour, while I go yonder and pray?

Can't you shout for me one hour, while I go yonder and pray?
Can't you shout for me one hour, while I go yonder and pray?

Can't you moan for me one hour, while I go yonder and pray?
Can't you moan for me one hour, while I go yonder and pray?

REFRAIN: Can't you watch for me one hour, while I go yonder and pray?
Can't you watch for me one hour, while I go yonder and pray?

HUMMED VERSE

REFRAIN: Can't you watch for me one hour, while I go yonder and pray?
Can't you watch for me one hour, while I go yonder and pray?

PIANO SOLO

All best,
Johnm




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Re: There's A City Built Of Mansions--Nu Grape Twins +Nugrape Twins Lyrics
« Reply #12 on: October 12, 2015, 11:05:44 AM »
Hi all,
The last of the Nugrape Twins tracks that was issued was "Pray Children If You Want to Go to Heaven".  Here it is:



PIANO INTRO

REFRAIN: Pray, children, if you want to go to Heaven
Pray, children, if you want to go to Heaven
Pray, children, if you want to go to Heaven
If you want to go to Heaven when you die

Your father is gone, you prayed mighty hard
Down on your knees at the midnight hour
The Lord heard his prayers and He saved his soul
Don't you want to see your father when you die?

REFRAIN: Pray, children, if you want to go to Heaven
Pray, children, if you want to go to Heaven
Pray, children, if you want to go to Heaven
If you want to go to Heaven when you die

Your mother is gone, she prayed mighty hard
Down on her knees at the midnight hour
The Lord heard her prayers and He saved her soul
Don't you want to see your mother when you die?

REFRAIN: Pray, children, if you want to go to Heaven
Pray, children, if you want to go to Heaven
Pray, children, if you want to go to Heaven
If you want to go to Heaven when you die

Your brother is gone, he prayed mighty hard
Down on the knees at the midnight hour
The Lord heard his prayers and He saved his soul
Don't you want to see your brother when you die?

REFRAIN: Pray, children, if you want to go to Heaven
Pray, children, if you want to go to Heaven
Pray, children, if you want to go to Heaven
If you want to go to Heaven when you die

Your sister is gone, she prayed mighty hard
Down on her knees at the midnight hour
The Lord heard her prayers and He saved her soul
Don't you want to see your sister when you die?

REFRAIN: Pray, children, if you want to go to Heaven
Pray, children, if you want to go to Heaven
Pray, children, if you want to go to Heaven
If you want to go to Heaven when you die

REFRAIN: Pray, children, if you want to go to Heaven
Pray, children, if you want to go to Heaven
Pray, children, if you want to go to Heaven
If you want to go to Heaven when you die

All best,
Johnm




 


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