Curtis Mayfield - People Get Ready Lyrics

People get ready
There's a train a comin'
You don't need no baggage
You just get on board
All you need is faith
To hear the diesels hummin'
You don't need no ticket
You just thank the Lord

So people get ready
There'a a train to Jordan
Picking up passengers
Coast to coast
Faith is the key
Open the doors and board them
There's hope for all
Among those loved the most

There ain't no room
For the hopeless sinner
Who would hurt all mankind
Just to save his own
Have pity on those whose
Chances grow thinner
There's no hiding place
Against the Kingdom's throne

So people get ready
There's a train a comin'
You don't need no baggage
You just get on board
All you need is faith
To hear the diesels hummin'
Don't need no ticket
You just thank the Lord

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Curtis Mayfield People Get Ready Comments
  1. noogieboy555

    Ah, man..Just kill me now. just too bad, too down, too cool.

    MC in NJ

  2. 50 Subscribers Without Videos Challenge

    name 1 song from 2017-2020 that is better, you just can't

  3. Philip Gennuso

    One of the greatest songs of all time.

  4. Bill D

    I first heard this song in High School. The
    Impression's came to school and sang it. That was in 1968. I loved it then and STILL do. By most accounts it's the most copy copied song ever. From Aretha Franklin to Led Zeppelin. From The Rolling Stones to Rod Stewart.

  5. Tyrone Garrett

    Rip to kobe and gigi and the other victims in the plane god be with you all

  6. Jewell Paige

    This song cross racial barriers and religious line, it brought people together. It kept the Civil Rights Movement going.A great Song.

  7. slowslugslayin'

    0:33 don't need no chickeeeen

  8. joe barriga-

    yes indeed.

  9. Not For Long

    Rest In Peace Kobe Bryant.

    I find comfort in this song.

  10. UNbowed62

    Real Music of my time brought me here, Young’uns 🎶🥰🎶

  11. Colie Cole

    Anybody remember watching the HBO miniseries, The Corner
    It was on back in the day. This song reminds me of Gary, DeAndre's father. Good series based on a true story if you haven't seen it. You missing out! Much love

  12. Kyla Jackson


  13. Doranna M

    Also MASS INCARCERATION is also one of the number ONE things that IS Exterminating us black African people here in the USA so black girls and boys please LIKE and LOVE each other and therefore please STOP fighting each other and hurting and MURDERING each other and then PLEASE pray to God more as to direct your life and what you are to say as if says in the bible there is power in the tongue which gets us in trouble and with the law and God will direct you what to do when you come in contact with the police as they FEAR us blacks and they want to Murder us and lock us up. PLease listen to part 13 1st of the movie Maafa21 in which dr Martin Luther king jr niece speaks. and see the movie Just Mercy. God and Jesus ARE black African.

  14. Brandon Christopher

    MLK weekend.. I always think about this song

  15. Doranna M

    Black people here in america you ARE NOT a Nigger,and to black African people here in america,AND in Africa and around the world you ARE NOT a Nothing,you once lived in southern Europe and were very GREAT and you ARE NOT ugly, you and youall black African people are BEAUTIFUL. BLACK IS BEAUTIFUL. BLACK IS BEAUTIFUL. the ancient Egyptians WERE us black African people. Stop having ABORTIONS and taking birth control and interracial mixing and MARRYING black African people and stop being homosexuals as all those are the main ways that our race is being EXTERMINATED. And stop Murdering other black boys black boys and black African people. Please listen to part 13 1st of the movie Maafa21.

  16. Alfonso Vidal

    Traveling lite 😑

  17. Bill D

    I heard this performed at Edison HS in Philadelphia, in 1967. I fell in love with it then. I still love it.

  18. Valenda Newell

    Curtis Mayfield's music brought social consciousness to the forefront, a musical GENIUS that got inducted into the ROCK and ROLL HALL OF FAME....RIGHT ON!!✌

  19. Aaron Lawrence

    AMEN my brothers and sisters ,that's all I can say.

  20. M S

    No one cooler than Curtis mayfield.

  21. marvin harms

    Thank you for all the shit that you been through. And all the shit that you gonna through.

  22. Jae Lee

    still my favorite song of all time

  23. John Coupe

    A song so great that Bob Marley wrote One Love out of inspiration.

  24. voicegirl555

    He died 20 years ago today! God Bless HIm! He was so talented and wrote songs that will live forever. Like this one ! 54 years old this song and is and it still flys!!! God he was damn good! Yes you were Mr. Mayfield!!

  25. Jurgen Blick

    That is beautiful

  26. Tony Shelton

    Kids now days will NEVER know what they MISSED in the 60's and 70's

  27. Sarah Jane


    Jason Wright

    That would be me!


    Sarah Jane , 2020!🎶🥰🎶

    joe barriga-

    yes, am ready always. this man had the pulse of the times in his hands. still relevant.

    Bill D

    I'm STILL listening in January 2020.❤

  28. Albert Thea

    Great song

  29. Lawrence Moore

    The guy was a genius.

  30. Jock Gibson

    He's sincerely worth listening to, a special edition to poetry and lyrical theater

  31. Marco Cattaneo

    I'm just a white guy from Rome in 2019 (although I've heard this song the first time in 1990s) but what I know for sure is that this song deserves so much more

  32. Roger Alsop

    Great song.

  33. Noa Baak

    Finding this sung in the Sunday Mass, I was kinda thunderstruck to see how appropriate and just as amazed. - NYC, 12/117/2019

  34. Lakers Cabrera

    Feel good music

  35. Stella Ercolani


  36. Clamidy Payne

    This song reminds me of all my loved ones in heaven and one day I'll be able to see them ❤️ but for now I'm enjoying the memories with my husband Calvin I love you darling 😘💕 and I thank God for you 🙏 kisses 💋 hugs

    Clamidy Payne

    We love you Curtis thank you for the beautiful music ❤️❤️❤️

  37. vaibanez17

    What a song. Inspired guitarists from Jimi to John Mayer.

  38. Gurdine Griffin

    Curtis put out a winner when put out people get ready I love that classic it explains God's coming all we gotta do is have faith I listen to his song every other day I love it he was a music poet

  39. Patrick Adams

    God is speaking through Curtis knowing we would hear his words today. God is so amazing.

  40. Isidor Williams

    beatiful song but this kind of music is lost

  41. Stephen Marcus

    Curtis Mayfield was at the cusp of the changes a coming.

  42. Karen Hall

    Who's listing 2019 beautiful🖤

  43. Bärbel Nitsche

    ------------->>> also , wonderful , fantastic picture show !!!

  44. Donna Harris

    Now that I know who I am, I understand the words.

  45. steven pueblo

    R.I.P. Great Grandpa Tim

  46. Zieliński Marek

    Interesting technique !!

  47. Marcella Casey


  48. A daughter of the great King of kings

    Revelation 1:7 Behold, he cometh with clouds; and every eye shall see him, and they also which pierced him: and all kindreds of the earth shall wail because of him. Even so, Amen.
    All the born again of God, adopted sons and daughter, that are saints, must be in Christ and Christ in them, received by faith in the gospel. And the bride of Jesus must be made ready before the LORD JESUS returns back to his own earth to claim us.

    Because No unrepentant sinners will inherit the kingdom of God in Christ. 1 Corinthians 6:9 Know ye not that the unrighteous shall NOT inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind, 10 Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God. 11 And such were some of you: but ye are washed, but ye are sanctified, but ye are justified in the name of the Lord Jesus, and by the Spirit of our God.

    2 Peter 3:10 But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night; in the which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat, the earth also and the works that are therein shall be burned up. 11 Seeing then that all these things shall be dissolved, what manner of persons ought ye to be in all holy conversation and godliness,

  49. melvin jackson

    even though I was born in 1977 I still love curtis mayfield . thanks pops for turning me on to some mayfield and R.I.P to you pops . you have no idea how much I love you and miss you man .


    there must be repentance toward God, and faith toward (or IN) our Lord Jesus Christ (Acts 20:21) ... otherwise no salvation no "ticket" for the train to Heaven. the Lord Jesus Christ said, "I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father but by me."

  51. Terron Herring

    Thank the lord

  52. Terron Herring

    Inspired by this song

  53. me nobody knows

    This song is so moving!

  54. Ryver Hyker

    i MISS YOU

  55. ligit jazzhands 1

    a mixture of Bob Marley

  56. a name

    All you old folk got stories of hearing this in Jail, in the millitary and decades ago, whilst my millenial ass found it on Spotify! LMFAO!

    But that's the beauty of good music, defies age and time. I'm not a religious man, but I'm a spiritual one, so I'll say God bless to everyone listening, and God bless Curtis Mayfield wherever he is in the 2nd life!

    Mario Cruz

    Fucking millenial hipster...

  57. Roy Fox

    Beautiful, beautiful song.

  58. Cindy Fairbrother

    LoJack your a wise man. Thanks for your inspiration. God Bless you!

  59. Gale Miller

    SONG LYRICSl.❤️...People get ready, there's a train comin' 
    You don't need no baggage, you just get on board 
    All you need is faith to hear the diesels hummin' 
    You don't need no ticket you just thank the lord

    People get ready, there's a train to Jordan 
    Picking up passengers coast to coast 
    Faith is the key, open the doors and board them 
    There's hope for all among those loved the most 
    There ain't no room for the hopeless sinner whom would hurt all mankind 
    Just to save his own 
    Have pity on those whose chances grow thinner 
    For there is no hiding place against the kingdoms throne

    People get ready there's a train comin' 
    You don't need no baggage, just get on board 
    All you need is faith to hear the diesels hummin' 
    You don't need no ticket, just thank the lord.....🙏❤️😇

    Gale Miller

    Couldn't find this video with lyrics? by Curtis Mayfield! So here they are! 😇❤️

  60. Lou Barnes


  61. luciana volpato

    Potessi ballarla con te 😪💔

  62. Ezy Ezell

    Get On The Bus! When Cousin Eddie the state trooper comes aboard..

  63. Doranna M

    I remember Glendora my mother and Julius my father used to listen to this song and my father had the album,what a heartfelt song for the time of the FIRST civil rights struggle in this country but now in this country we are having to deal with a continuation of the NON- HUMAN that us blacks here in america were treated like in slavery because now Planned Parenthood and Abortion is EXTERMINATING us black people out of america,therefore we won't be here in the FUTURE america in order to enjoy the rights,Freedoms and improved equality gains that we now have. So we still have a way to go to get FULL equality,justice ,and freedom here in america.Also the 14th amendment which guarantees us blacks rights since we were slaves in this country is not being applied to us blacks to protect our life and treat us like a citizen who is now considered a PERSON,as in slavery we were considered an ANIMAL. Well those rights are not being given to the Mexicans and we blacks are STILL considered an ANIMAL here in america.And when you look at Curtis Mayfield as he sings this very Beautiful song he looks just like a Yoruba or Hausa man from West AFrica,which is were they brought most of our forefathers from when they took them to america here and made and had them as their SLAVE. So now we need to go back home to Africa,as this year 2019 is a very prophetic year of our return as the 400 years that we were predicted to be a slave is up this year.Please listen to part 13 1st of the movie Maafa21 in which Dr Martin Luther King jr niece speaks. And black girls please STOP having Abortions and interracial mixing and Marrying and taking birth control and fighting and Murdering one another and they are the MAIN ways that they are planning to Exterminate us blacks and it IS working. Also STOP being HOMOSEXUALS. Black boys and men youall also please STOP interracial mixing and marrying. Over 6,000 years ago this WHOLE world was filled with nobody but us black African people and through mixing and MARRYING we became Extinct,and it is called blanquamiento and soon we will be EXTINCT over this whole planet. BLACK IS BEAUTIFUL. BLACK IS BEAUTIFUL. HAVE 2 BABIES WITH EACH OTHER BLACK WOMEN AND MEN.


    Hereing this song makes me think of my dear moms who i miss so much

  65. Mike Crawford

    this dude never got into second gear

  66. Marcella Casey

    People Get Ready2020♥️✊🏻✌🏻


    Playing this song in church this morning.

  68. Ken Valen

    Not a Christian but this is one of the best songs ever recorded

  69. Steph Mill

    The series from HBO “ The Corner “ brought me here.

  70. Wilhelm Hesse

    The definitive version of such a masterpiece that fills me with so much hope for all, wishing things would be good for everyone one day we will get there. 🙏🙏🙏

  71. Edward Robitson

    The hit machine is on

  72. William Serrano

    I was six years old
    Born in NY and grew up in Brooklyn
    Today im a born again Christian and. Thanking my Lord and savior Jesus

  73. Darrell P

    Powerful song.

  74. Johnie Jones

    This was the days they really song and you understood it also

  75. Ann Fitzgerald

    Beautiful mom loved this she passed away . and I know for sure she is on that train . her faith in the Lord was so strong . I miss u so much momma. It's so hard living with out you. Until then. Pussycat. Love u forever and then after that. 💓💓💓💓💓😘😘😘😘😘😘😘😘😘😘😘😘

  76. IAMWHOIAM777

    I'm ready to board the Mother Ship with my family!

  77. Ben Hall

    Curtis Mayfield rips

  78. paul mcclaren

    you just thank the LORD! praise to His holy NAME which is too holy to even be pronounced in a sinful world.

  79. Wesley Brown

    I was 9 yrs old when this song came out listening to curtis mayhew with my dad . If you were having day just put this song on when I turn 19 my dad gave me his 66 mustang and it had a 8 track and curtis mayhew. Was on guess the kids now dont know what good music is. Growing up in the 70s was great no black and white crap was going on and watching American band stand the good old days are gone. If people just stop with the racist crap it would be great I have more black friends than white friends I dont care what color of skin you have but if full of hate that where it start so people let's get ready

  80. IrishTony.

    RIP Gary and DeAndre.

  81. 坂巻洋


  82. Marco Polo

    Voices in my head

  83. Bobby

    2019 “Respect and dignity.” Furthermore:

  84. Music12

    A very powerful song......... bless him

  85. Music12

    Curtis was a true angle, He wrote before it happened. He was definitely ahead of his time. Just look around now........

  86. adudefromharlem2011

    Before one love there was people get ready

  87. John Hood

    The Kingdom's message as gifted by Mr. Mayfield, there's hope, dreams and our Creator's love open to all. Kindness and respect are gold, it's the cool water for our soul, Curtis thank you for the inspiring song. Another classic that strums the heart.

  88. Genez

    Jeff Beck and Rod Stewart love this song.... do it beautifully. Curtis was like a cool cup of water in a parched land.

  89. James Cole

    Amen, you don't need no ticket, You just thank the Lord.

  90. Nano Fazer

    Very Nice🎼Thanks you👍😊

  91. Catherine Young

    Thanks Brother Curtis for bringing us socially conscious music! I'll always play your music!

  92. Cindy Fairbrother

    What great song. How do you really top this. So special,.

  93. Franklin Davis

    this is one of the songs that saved my life

  94. omf youngin

    Glory road 💪💪

  95. Elizabeth Sullivan

    One of the most beautiful songs ever written 💕💕💕

  96. hooks wu

    Listen 2 allllllll my people dont matter what color ur what race this song is dedicated 2 everyone in the world the whole universe woooow blessing

  97. T Clark

    The message has been lost....

  98. Michelle Henderson


  99. Tray Day 216

    This the Jam😄

  100. Josh Meekins

    Glory Road 💯💪🏾😢