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Harry Belafonte - Going Down Jordan Chords

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Going Down Jordan Chords

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Harry Belafonte
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We are going down, Jordan, we are going down, Jordan,
 
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we are going down, Jordan, let's walk the heavenly road !
 
 
 
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1. I was livin' me life as an Anglican,
 
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    let me tell you how I changed to a Baptist man.
 
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    I was livin' me life as an Anglican,
 
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    let me tell you how I changed to a Baptist man.
 
 
 
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    One night I was walking down Fred'rick street,
 
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    poor and hungry, no shoes on me feet.
 
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    I passed a door that said "Down with sin",
 
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    it was the smell of food that pull me in. We are ...
 
 
 
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Going down, Jordan, we are going down, Jordan,
 
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we are going down, Jordan, let's walk the heavenly road !
 
 
 
+  All together, Children !    + CHORUS
 
 
 
+  Once again,  now !   + CHORUS
 
 
 
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2. Well, the leader walked up and he shook my hand,
 
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    said, "I want you to be a holy man."
 
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    Right away I made a big decision,
 
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    me stomach was a growling for this new religion.
 
 
 
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    I started over to get some food,
 
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    when some sisters approached me in a mystic mood.
 
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    They dunked me in the water 'bout four, five times,
 
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    I couldn't see a thing 'cause I was almost blind.
 
 
 
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    Singing,         I've got a sword in my hand,
 
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    I'm going to use it well. Deliver me !
 
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    I've got a sword in my hand, Hallelujah !
 
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    I'm going to use it well.
 
 
 
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3. I was drenched to me skin and I was feeling cold,
 
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    but the sight of the food made me take a hold.
 
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    The sisters started to break away,
 
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    they said, "Kneel, believers, kneel and pray!"
 
 
 
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    I prayed and I prayed in a new-found style,
 
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    in the meantime me taste buds was running wild.
 
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    I was about to fall clear out of me seat,
 
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    when a man jumped up and said, "Before you eat!"  You got to ...
 
 
 
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Mourn, children, mourn, you got to mourn, children, mourn,
 
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and if you want to go to Heaven when you die,
 
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you got to mourn, children, mourn !
 
 
 
+  All together, now !    + CHORUS
 
 
 
+  Once again, now !   + CHORUS
 
 
 
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4. Well, before I baptized I had plenty pain,
 
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    now I find myself a free man again.
 
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    Well, before I baptized I had plenty pain,
 
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    now I find myself a free man again.
 
 
 
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    Don't talk 'bout the leaders, they treat me good,
 
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    plenty sweet oil and plenty food.
 
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    My brother, it was then that I realized.
 
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    ev'ry man on earth should be baptized. ‘Cause ...
 
 
 
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Going down, Jordan, we are going down, Jordan,
 
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we are going down, Jordan, let's walk the heavenly road !            
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