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One True Vine

by Mavis Staples

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1.
Holy Ghost 02:42
Some holy ghost keeps me hangin on, hangin on (x2) I feel the hands, but I don't see anyone, anyone I feel the hands, but I don't see anyone, it's there and gone Feeds my passion for transcendence Turns my water into wine Makes me wish I was empty Now, I don't know much but I can tell when something's wrong, and something's wrong but some holy ghost keeps me
2.
Every Step 04:02
Every step of the way I found grace If I lead or follow change my pace I get tired lose my way My lord he knows me every step of the way My lord he knows me every step of the way Every step of the way I found grace If I lead or follow change my pace I get tired lonely lose my way My lord he knows me every step of the way My lord he knows me every step of the way Every step of the way I found grace If I lead or follow Change my pace I get tired and lonely lose my way My lord he knows me every step of the way My lord he knows me every step of the way Every step of the way I found grace If I lead or follow change my pace I get tired and lonely lose my way My lord he knows me every step of the way My lord he knows me every step of the way My lord he knows me every step of the way
3.
I once had a life, or rather Life had me I was one among many Or at least I seemed to be Well, I read an old quotation in a book just yesterday Said "Gonna reap just what you sow, The debts you make you have to pay." Can you get to that? Can you get (I wanna know) I want to know if you can get to that (hey!) (get to that!) Can you get (can you get to that)(I wanna know) I want to know if you can get to that I recollect with a-mixed emotions All the good times we used to have But you were making preparations For the coming separation And you blew everything we had When you base your love on credit And your loving days are done Checks you signed with a-love and kisses Later come back signed "insufficient funds" Yeah, get to that! Can you get (I wanna know) I want to know if you can get to that (hey!) (get to that!) Can you get (I wanna know) I want to know if you can get to that (x3) When you base your life on credit And your loving days are done Checks you signed with love and kisses Later come back signed "insufficient funds" Now can you get to that y’all Can you get (I wanna know) I want to know if you can get to that Can you get (I wanna know) I want to know if you can get to that (x2)
4.
Jesus Wept 04:47
My throat quits when I try to say How I long for the day How I wish there was a way I could see you again I wither next to my thorns I thread my tongue through the horn Arm in arm we are born Arm in arm to the end Side streets I have worn Through late summer storms I should have told you I could live without you But I don’t want to My heart lifts when I sing The joy I can bring Doesn’t mean a thing I want to see you again I wither next to my thorns I thread my tongue through the horn Arm in arm in arm we are born Arm in arm to the end Side streets I have worn Through late summer storms I should have told you I could live without you But I don’t want to My throat quits when I try to say How I long for the day How I wish there was a way To see you again Side streets I have worn Through late summer storms I should have told you I could live without you But I don’t want to But I don’t want to Oh I don’t want to
5.
Theres a place i know for certain I will someday see When i lay down my burden And look on galilee Way beyond the surly bonds of earth and hate and war On a far celestial shore There’s a valley of crystal waters Vines adorn the hill Every bough is heavy with fruit You can pick your fill There’s a land of plenty where no child shall want for more On a far celestial shore And i’ll know such jubilation Joy and exaltation when i see my lord There’s a chior and congregation Oooh how sweet the sound But laughter too is everywhere Grey faces are not found Hallelujah’s rise up from a whisper to a roar On a far celestial shore Solo verse Way beyond the surly bonds of earth and hate and war On a far celestial shore There’s a land of plenty where no child shall want for more On a far celestial shore Hallelujah’s rise up from a whisper to a roar On a far celestial shore On a far far celestial shore On a far celestial shore
6.
I'm thinking of friends whom I used to know, Who lived and suffered in this world below But they've gone off to heaven, but I want to know What are they doing there now? Oh, what are they doing in heaven today, Where sin and sorrow are all done away? Peace abounds like a river, they say. But what are they doing there now? There's some whose hearts were burdened with care They paid for their moment with fighting and tears But they clung to the cross trembling in fear But what are they doing there now? What are they doing in heaven today, Where sin and sorrow are all done away? Peace abounds like a river, they say. What are they doing there now? And there's some whose bodies were full of disease Physicians and doctors couldn't give them much ease But they suffered 'til death brought a final release But what are they doing there now? What are they doing in heaven today, Where sin and sorrow are all done away? Peace abounds like a river, they say. What are they doing there now? There's some who were poor and often despised They looked up to heaven with tear-blinded eyes While people were heedless and deaf to their cries But what are they doing there now? What are they doing in heaven today, Where sin and sorrow are all done away? Peace abounds like a river, they say. What are they doing there now? (organ solo) What are they doing in heaven today, Where sin and sorrow are all done away? Peace abounds like a river, they say. What are they doing there now?
7.
Sow good seeds Everybody Sow good seeds Everybody On the mountain Down in the valley You gonna reap Just what you sow Sow by walking - Sow by talking Sow by everything you do Don’t mind no one Keep on sowing You’re gonna reap Just what you sow Sow good seeds Everybody Sow good seeds Everybody On the mountain Down in the valley You gonna reap Just what you sow Hark the voice of Jesus calling Who will come and Wake the dead Tombs of mercy Harvest waitin’ Here am i - Oh mercy me (instro break) They’ll talk about you - They’ll vilify you Call you everything Except child of god Pay no mind to What they’re sayin’ They’re gonna reap Just what they sow Sow good seeds Everybody Sow good seeds Everybody On the mountain Down in the valley You gonna reap Just what you sow Sow good seeds Everybody Sow good seeds Everybody On the mountain Down in the valley You gonna reap Just what you sow
8.
I looked in the mirror What did i see a brand new image Of the same old me ohhhh But now i wonder why should i be surprised I like the things about me I like the things about me I like the things about me I like the things about me that i once despised There was a time When i wished my hair was fine And i can remember when I wished my lips were thin Oh but now i wonder why should i be surprised I like the things about me I like the things about me I like the things about me I like the things about me that i once despised (solo section) I like the things about me I like the things about me I like the things about me I like the things about me that i once despised Makes no difference now y’all How you may feel I’ve done reached the point Where i wanna be real I’m tired of living living in disguise I like the things about me I like the things about me I like the things about me I like the things about me that i once despised I like the things about me I like the things about me I like the things about me I like the things about me that i once despised I like the things about me I like the things about me I like the things about me I like the things about me that i once despised
9.
Well, woke up this mo'nin With my mind, stayin' on Jesus Woke up this mo'nin With my mind, stayin' on the Lord Well, woke up this mo'nin With my mind, stayin' on Jesus Halleluh, halleleluh, halleleluh Well, singin' an prayin' with my Stayin' on, Jesus Singin' and playin' with my mind Stayin' on the Lord Singin' an prayin' with my Stayin' on, Jesus Halleluh, halleluh, halleluh (guitar break) Well, walkin' an talkin' with my mind Stayin' on Jesus Walkin' an talkin' with my mind Stayin' on, the Lord Well, walkin' an talkin' with my mind Stayin' on Jesus Halleluh, halleluh, halleluh Well, singin' and prayin' Stayin' on, Jesus Singin' an playin' with my mind Tayin’ on the Lord Well, singin' and prayin' Stayin' on, Jesus Halleluh, halleluh, halleluh
10.
I was last in line For the one true vine Endless winding thread I was dead at first I had done my worst And you came to me Life had ceased I was lost and tired You set me free From this mighty, mighty fire Just in time to be My one true vine You still come to me And you comfort me The only one that I believe I trust you I hope that someday you will Trust me too I wanna be what you are to me Life had ceased I was lost and tired You set me free from This mighty, mighty fire Just in time to be My one true vine I was last in line For the one true vine Endless winding thread I was dead at first I had done my worst And you came to me Life had ceased I was lost and tired You set me free From this mighty, mighty fire Just in time to be My one true vine

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released June 25, 2013

PRODUCED BY:
Jeff Tweedy

ENGINEERED AND MIXED BY:
Tom Schick

ASSISTANT ENGINEER:
Mark Greenberg

RECORDED AND MIXED @:
the Wilco Loft, Chicago, IL

MASTERED BY:
Bob Ludwig

MASTERED @:
Gateway Mastering Studio, Portland, ME

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