Don't You Hear Jerusalem Moan

Lyrics: Traditional
Music:


Played by the Good Old Boys in 1975, with Jerry Garcia sitting in on banjo at one show. It is credited to Don Reno on the Pistol Packin' Mama album, but various recordings - with various different lyrics - date back to the 1920s

Well I went to church last Sunday morning
Donít you hear Jerusalem moan
Heard all those sinners a-moaning and a-groaning
Donít you hear Jerusalem moan

Chorus
Donít you hear Jerusalem moan
Donít you hear Jerusalem moan
The souls are singing and the joy bells ringing
Donít you hear Jerusalem moan

Well you'd better go to church today
Donít you hear Jerusalem moan
And let Jesus wash you sins away
Donít you hear Jerusalem moan

[chorus]

Well you'd better get on your knees today
Donít you hear Jerusalem moan
And let Jesus wash you sins away
Donít you hear Jerusalem moan

[chorus]

[chorus]
Garcia and related recordings
     Date Album Recorded By
     21 Feb 1975 Goold Old Boys - Live Good Old Boys (note 1)
      1976 Pistol Packin' Mama Good Old Boys (note 2)
Other recordings
      1925 ['78] Bill Chitwood & Bud Landress (note 3)
      1943 [single] Bing Crosby and the Andrews Sisters

Notes
(1) with Jerry Garcia on banjo.
(2) without Jerry Garcia.
(3) titled "Jerusalem Mourn"

 


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