The Soul Of A Man (Blind Willie Johnson)

for this titel are also Bobby Bland, Elton John, Nemehia Skip James and others registered for the copyright [GEMA]

Sources: -

Sheet Music:

Golden Mountain Music

Recordings:

1930 - Blind Willie Johnson - April 20, 1930 - Atlanta GA - 150312-; 194931-2 Columbia 14582-D - Blind Willie Johnson (lead v,g), Willie B. Richardson (v)

1991 - Bruce Cockburn - Columbia, on: Nothing But a Burning Light

1998 - Hans Theessink - Blue Groove, on: Lifeline - Hans Theessink (v,National Steelbody Guitar,Footstomper), The Holmes Brothers (v)

2000 - Monte Montgomery - Antone's, on: Young Guitar Slingers: Texas Blues Evolution

2001 - Maria Muldaur - Dreamsville, on: Richland Woman Blues - Maria Muldaur, Taj Mahal

2004 - David Jacobs-Strain - NorthernBlues Music, on: Ocean or a Teardrop

2006 - Eric Burdon - SPV, on: Soul Of A Man

2006 - Irma Thomas - Rounder, on: After the Rain

2007 - Doug Cox/Salil Bhatt - NorthernBlues Music, on: Slide to Freedom

2007 - Boondocks - Gros Ventre River, on: Live at the Silver Dollar

2007 - Eugenio Finardi - Edel, on: Un Uomo

2008 - Alex Commins - Tail Waggin', on: For My Friends

2008 - Dave Alvin - Shout! Factory, on: The Best of the Hightone Years

2009 - Ramblin' Jack Elliott - on: A Stranger Here

2015 - Faris - Reaktion, on: Mississippi To Sahara - Farim (v,g,perc) - "Ma Ihan Iman Nagadem"

 

Well,
Won't somebody to tell me, answer if you can!
Want somebody to tell me, yes, what is the soul of a man.

I'm going to ask the question, please answer if you can.
If anybody's children can tell me, yes, what is the soul of a man?

Yes, won't somebody to tell me, answer if you can!
I won't somebody to tell me, yes, what is the soul of a man.

I've travelled different countries, I've travelled in furthest lands
I've found nobody could tell me, just what about the soul of a man.

Yes, won't somebody to tell me, answer if you can!
I won't somebody to tell me, yes, what is the soul of a man.

I saw a crowd stand talking, I just came up in time.
Must teaching the lawyer, the doctor, that a man ain't nothing but his mind.

Won't somebody to tell me, answer if you can!
I want somebody to tell me, yes, what is the soul of a man.

Won't somebody to tell me, answer if you can!
I want somebody to tell me, yes, what is the soul of a man.

I read the bible often, I tries to read it right.
And far as I can understand, a man is more than his mind

Won't somebody to tell me, answer if you can!
I want somebody to tell me, yes, what is the soul of a man.

When Christ taught in the temple, the people all stood amazed
Was teaching the lawyers, the doctors, how to raise a man from the grave.

Well, won't somebody to tell me, answer if you can!
Want somebody to tell me, yes, what is the soul of a man.