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Been in the Storm So Long

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Language: English

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Uno spiritual afroamericano ottocentesco, che intitola il disco realizzato dalla Smithsonian Folkways nel 1967, dove i brani sono interpretati da un gruppo storico che si rinnova di generazione in generazione, The Moving Star Hall Singers di Johns Island, Charleston County, South Carolina.
La registrazione fu curata da Guy Carawan, celebre musicista e ricercatore folklorico.

Been in the Storm So Long - Spirituals & Shouts, Children's Game Songs, and Folktales
I been in the storm so long
You know I been in the storm so long,
Singing, Oh Lord, give me more time to pray
I been in the storm so long.

This is a needy time,
Singing, this is a needy time
Singing, Oh Lord, give me more time to pray
I been in the storm so long.

I am a motherless child
Singing, I am a mother less child,
Singing, Oh Lord, give me more time to pray,
I been in the storm so long.

Lord, I need you now
Lord, I need you now,
Singing, Oh Lord, give me more time to pray,
I been in the storm so long.

I been in the storm so long,
Singing I been in the storm so long
Singing, Oh Lord, give me more time to pray,
I been in the storm so long.

Contributed by Bernart Bartleby - 2017/2/17 - 22:17



Language: English (African American Vernacular English (AAVE), o Ebonics)

Su Mudcat Café trovo una versione certamente più antica della precedente, solo che la fonte è piuttosto generica perchè “Songs of Zion” è il titolo di diverse raccolte di inni o libretti di canti religiosi adottati nelle chiese protestanti, metodiste in particolare, degli USA.
I BEEN IN DE STORM SO LONG

I been in de storm so long,
I been in de storm so long, chillun,
I been in de storm so long,
Oh, gimme little time to pray.

Oh, let me tell you, Mother, hown I come 'long,
Oh, gimme little time to pray,
With a hung down head and an achin' heart,
Oh, gimme little time to pray.

'Cause I been in de storm so long,
I been in de storm so long, chillun,
I been in de storm so long,
Oh, gimme little time to pray.

Now when I get to Heaven I'll take my seat,
Oh, gimme little time to pray,
An-a cast my crown at my Jesus' feet,
Oh, gimme little time to pray.

I been in de storm so long,
I been in de storm so long, chillun,
I been in de storm so long,
Oh, gimme little time to pray.

Contributed by Bernart Bartleby - 2017/2/17 - 22:20



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