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Gospel Ship

Traditional Stamps/Baxter Music Co Virgil Oliver Stamps b.1892 d.1940 Jesse Randall "Pap" Baxter, Jr b. 8 Dec 1887 d. 21 Jan 1960 originally recorded by Ruby Vass (28 Aug 1959)

I got good news to bring us, and that is why I sing
My joys with you I'll share
I'm gonna take a trip in that old gospel ship
And go sailing through the air

I'm gonna take a trip in that old gospel ship
Going far beyond the sky
I'm gonna shout and sing un'til heaven rings
When I bid this world goodbye

I can scarcely wait, I know I won't be late
I'll spend my time in prayer
And when the ship comes in, I'll leave this world of sin
I'll go sailing through the air

I'm gonna take a trip in that old gospel ship
Going far beyond the sky
I'm gonna shout and sing un'til heaven rings
When I bid this world goodbye

If you are ashamed of me, you ought not to be
You'd better have a care
If too much fault you find, you will sure be left behind
While I'm sailing through the air

I'm gonna take a trip in that old gospel ship
Going far beyond the sky
I'm gonna shout and sing un'til heaven rings
When I bid this world goodbye ¥Ç¥

As recorded in late 1962 or early 1963 at the Grant Avenue Coffeehouse, San Francisco Ca and un-officially released on various works entitled "Blow All My Blues Away"

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