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&now for something completely different
September 30, 2009 12:42PM




Woody Guthrie, great American folksinger, spent the last 25 or so years of his life incapacitated with Huntington's chorea, a hereditary disease that steals your body and some cognitive functions too. He wrote this song but was never able to put it to music. His daughter asked folksinger Ellis Paul to do that, and this is the result.

I love this song.
Re: &now for something completely different
September 30, 2009 01:35PM
Here is the lyrics. They're so true. He is the truth, undying love, and friendship.


God's Promise

I didn't promise you skies painted blue
Not all colored flowers all your days through
I didn't promise you, sun with no rain
Joys without sorrows, peace without pain.

All that I promise is strength for this day,
Rest for my worker, and light on your way.
I give you truth when you need it, my help from above,
Undying friendship, my unfailing love.

I never did promise you crowns without trials,
Food with no hard sweat, your tears without smiles,
Hot sunny days without cold wintry snows,
No vict'ry without fightin', no laughs without woes.

All that I promise is strength for this day,
Rest for my, worker, my light on your way,
I give you truth when you need it, my help from above,
Undying friendship, my unfailing love.

I sure didn't say I'd give you heaven on earth,
A life with no labor no struggles no deaths,
No earthquakes no dryspells, no fire flames no droughts,
No slaving no hungers, no blizzards no blights.

All that I promise is strength for this day,
Rest for my worker, my light on your way,
I give you truth when you need it, my help from above,
Undying friendship, my unfailing love.

I promise you power, this minute this hour,
The power you need when you fall down to bleed,
I give you my peace, and my strength to pull home
My love for all races all creeds and all kinds.

My flavors my saviors my creeds of all kinds,
My love for my saviors, all colors all kinds,
My love for my races all creeders all kinds,
My saviors my flavors my dancers all kinds,
My dancers my prancers my singers all kinds,
Re: &now for something completely different
September 30, 2009 08:23PM
Wow, thanks guys, what a cool song! Applause

Every day people are straying away from the church and going back to God.
- Lenny Bruce
Re: &now for something completely different
October 02, 2009 03:22AM
Truly beautiful C Shell. You have very good taste!
Re: &now for something completely different
November 07, 2009 01:33AM
Just wonderful. -- I wish I had something other than "christianese" to express how this affects my heart, but... oh well -- This really ministers to my heart. Thanks for sharing!Crying for Joy
Re: &now for something completely different
November 09, 2009 01:29AM
Very touching. And I did not know that about Woodie!!!! Thanks!
Re: &now for something completely different
December 17, 2009 01:41AM
Loved it

Thanks C Shell
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