Sunday, April 18, 2010
Angels Watching Over Me
A traditional Black American spiritual
Rise Up Singing chapter: Lullabies, p.131
This is a zipper song, meaning that you can throw it a lot of different lyrics and they'll work. A lot of verses from other black spirituals you may know are likely to fit. For example: I went down the river to pray (Angels...) / My soul got happy and I stayed all day (Angels...)
The river Jordan is deep and wide... / I got a home on the other side...
But here's what Rise Up Singing has:
D - G GD / D - DA D
All night, all day, angels watching over me, my Lord
All night, all day, angels watching over me
Verses (same chords):
Day is dying in the west, angels watching over me, my Lord
Sleep my child and take your rest, angels watching over me
Now I lay me down to sleep, angels watching over me, my Lord
I pray the Lord my soul to keep, angels watching over me
If I die before I wake... / I pray the Lord my Soul to take...
Children, sleep, the moon is high... / You are safe and Love is nigh...