Harry Belafonte - In That Great Gettin' Up Mornin Lyrics




I'm gonna tell you 'bout the coming of the judgment
Fare thee well, fare thee well
I'm gonna tell you 'bout the coming of the judgment
Fare thee well, fare thee well

There's a better day a coming, fare thee well, fare thee well
Yes there's a better day a coming, fare thee well, fare thee well

In that great gettin' up morning, fare thee well, fare thee well
In that great gettin' up morning, fare thee well, fare thee well
In that great gettin' up morning, fare thee well, fare thee well
In that great gettin' up morning, fare thee well, fare thee well
Oh preacher fold your bible, fare thee well, fare thee well
Oh preacher fold your bible, fare thee well, fare thee well
For the last souls converted, fare thee well, fare thee well
Yes for the last souls converted, fare thee well, fare thee well

Blow your trumpet Gabriel, fare thee well, fare thee well
Blow your trumpet Gabriel, fare thee well, fare thee well
Lord, how loud shall I blow it, fare thee well, fare thee well
Blow it right and calm and easy, fare thee well, fare thee well
Do not 'larm all my people, fare thee well, fare thee well
Tell them all come to the judgment, fare thee well, fare thee well

Then you see that fork of lightening, fare thee well, fare thee well
Then you hear that rumbling thunder, fare thee well, fare thee well
Then you see dem stars a falling, fare thee well, fare thee well
Then you see the world on fire, fare thee well, fare thee well
Then you see dem sinners rising, fare thee well, fare thee well
See 'em marching home for heaven, fare thee well, fare thee well
Farewell poor sinners, fare thee well, fare thee well
Farewell poor sinners, fare thee well, fare thee well





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Harry Belafonte In That Great Gettin' Up Mornin Comments
  1. Frances Ross

    He has been a love of mine for many years! 'Did you know that Matilda

  2. postatility

    For his great talent,and decades of social activism,Mr.Belafonte is one of the true American heroes of the last century!!

  3. Cristina Alicia Munoz Partin

    God just wanted you to get your shot out of his Angel. Thanks anyway and for the future, his light speaks louder than mine lit.I I know how long that Jester has been in me and I was not happy then nor does it represent any of me and my stepfather memories. What made it acceptable: resting unwilling doubtfullness. hehehe

  4. Cristina Alicia Munoz Partin

    God just wanted you to get your shot out of his Angel. Thanks anyway and for the future, his light speaks louder than mine lit.I I know how long that Jester has been in me and I was not happy then nor does it represent any of me and my stepfather memories. What made it acceptable: resting unwilling doubtfullness. hehehe

  5. MrFurtherAway

    Belafonte first sang this song in the Broadway show "3 for Tonight" in 1955.  The song was written by Jester Hairston (sometimes "Herston"), a black man who also wrote other songs that Belafonte sang and made famous. Hairston lived a long and illustrious life, even being appointed a musical ambassador for the USA.

  6. klaasf6a

    Harry Belafonte sang this song in a TV show in the late 1950s, in which also Odetta participated.
    I still remember that he was very convincing in his role as a revival preacher.
    Is there anyone here who has the video?

  7. postatility

    LET THE SPIRIT RISE!!!Thanks so much for posting!