Oh, Sinner Man

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Get Along Little Dogies Good Old Bowling Green Miner's Life On My Journey On Top Of Old Smokey Poor Liza Rally Round The Flag Sinner Man State Of Arkansas Study War No More The Keeper Train Time True Religion The lead vocal was by folk singer Will Holt , who shared the credit for writing the song with Baxter. However, the song clearly bears a close resemblance, in both melody and lyrics, to "On the Judgement Day", which was recorded by gospel group The Sensational Nightingales in and released the following year on the Peacock label.

Carawan wrote that he had learned the song in from Bob Gibson. Simone learned the lyrics of this English song in her childhood when it was used at revival meetings by her mother, a Methodist minister, to help people confess their sins. In the early days of her career during the early sixties, when she was heavily involved in the Greenwich Village scene, Simone often used the long piece to end her live performances.

An earlier version of the song exists, recorded live at The Village Gate , but was not used on the Colpix album Nina at the Village Gate. It was added as a bonus track to the CD release.

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Oh, sinner man, where you gonna run to? Oh, sinner man, where you gonna run to? Oh, sinner man, where you gonna run to? All along the day You run to the sea, the sea was a'boiling.

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  1. Sinner Man Lyrics: Oh sinner man / Where you gonna run to / Oh sinner man / Where you gonna run to / Oh sinner man / Where you gonna run to / All on that day / Run from the light / Satan's gonna see.
  2. Lyrics to 'Sinner Man' by The Weavers. Oh, sinner man, where you're gonna run to all on that day? Oh, sinner man, where you're gonna run to? Oh, sinner man, where you're gonna run to? Oh, sinner man, where you're gonna run to all on that day?
  3. Lyrics to 'Sinner Man' by Nina Simone. Oh, Sinnerman, where you gonna run to? Sinnerman, where you gonna run to? Where you gonna run to? All along dem day.
  4. Sinnerman Lyrics: Oh, Sinnerman, where you gonna run to? / Sinnerman, where you gonna run to? / Where you gonna run to? / All on that day / Well I run to the rock, please hide me / I run to the Rock.
  5. Fast and furious, with a rollicking piano accompaniment that is flashy but not difficult, it's the traditional African-American spiritual, set in the comfort zone for developing voices. "Oh, sinner man, where you gonna run to, all on that day?" To say this is impressive is an understatement!
  6. The Lord say, "sinner man, you should be praying". All along the day. You run to the devil, the devil was a'waiting. You run to the devil, the devil was a'waiting. You run to the devil, the devil.
  7. Sinner Man (Peter Paul & Mary) Oh sinner man, where you gonna run to? Oh sinner man, where you gonna run to? Oh sinner man, where you gonna run to? All on that day! Run to the rock, the rock was a-melting. Run to the rock, the rock was a-melting.
  8. Em Oh sinner man, where you gonna run to? D Oh sinner man, where you gonna run to? Em Oh sinner man, where you gonna run to? D All on that day [Verse 1] Em Run from the light. Satan's gonna see you. D Run from the light. Satan's gonna see you. Em Run from the light. Satan's gonna see you.

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