Brother John

Lyrics: Earl King, Cyrus Neville
Music: Earl King, Cyrus Neville

Sung by Steve Kimock with Missing Man Formation in 1997.

I remember the morning, I remember it well (Brother John is gone)
I remember the mornin' that my Brother John fell (Brother John is gone)
He was a mighty man with a heart of steel (Brother John is gone)
And he never would bow and he never would kneel (Brother John is gone)

Chorus
I'm talking 'bout my brother (brother), brother (brother)
Brother John is gone
I said my brother (brother), brother (brother)
Brother John is gone

[chorus]

Oh boy he died on the battlefield (Brother John is gone)
And the rest of his gang won't bow, they won't kneel (Brother John is gone)
He set a mighty goody fire on a mardi gras day (Brother John is gone)
And whoever wasn't ready better get out the way (Brother John is gone)

[chorus]
[chorus]

He was mighty brave when he sang his song (Brother John is gone)
And the rest of his gang they still carry on (Brother John is gone)
He sang "jacomo feena, ah feena nay" (Brother John is gone)
And he always sang like it's mardi gras day (Brother John is gone)

[chorus]
[chorus]
Recordings
     Date Album Recorded By
     1981 Fiyo On The Bayou Neville Brothers

 


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