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This is a traditional folk gospel song dedicated to Tom Atwood whose biblical tales have brought much enjoyment. It first showed up on record in the early 1920's but it's roots go back much farther. I didn't know any lyrics but the first two verses so I wrote three more to fill the piece out. This is not meant to celebrate or denigrate religion in anyway but to pay tribute to music that can, for a short while, take you away from your everyday worries and cares and make you feel good. To me - music is a religion all unto itself. This song is in the public domain except for the additional lyrics written by myself. The artwork is by a Flemish painter Aert De Gelder. It is called The Baptism of Christ and was painted in 1710 and hangs in the Fitzwilliam museum in Cambridge.
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NOBODY'S FAULT BUT MINE
Nobody's fault but mine, nobody's fault but mine
And if I die and my soul be lost, it ain't nobody's fault but mine
My mama she taught me how to read, my And if I die and my soul be lost, it ain't nobody's fault but mine
The mighty men of old, were born of mortal women and God's sons
They were men of wisdom, unlike those that live today
Ezekial he saw wheels, shining bright up in the sky
nd when they came down to earth, four creatures came out
nd they looked strange, they were not of this earth
And when the wheels rose again, the creatures rose with them

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Uploaded: Jun 24, 2005 - 02:49:38 PM
Last Updated: Jun 24, 2005 - 02:09:34 PM Last Played: Aug 22, 2017 - 04:54:16 PM
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snowdragon said 4501 days ago (June 24th, 2005)
Here's one for ya
Listening to this, I could see a young Elvis singing it in one
of the black and white movies, around say the Kid
Galahad-King Creole time. I'm at a loss to explain where
that one came from.

Nice job, and excellent harp.
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bronco said 4501 days ago (June 24th, 2005)
Here's one for ya
Thanks Snowy! I tried to make it rough and soulful and not pretty and sweet
which isn't too hard as that's what I sound like anyway. Glad you liked it.
Yeah, Elvis liked those gospel tunes too. Not really a lot of difference between
southern blues, gospel and rockabilly.
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Tom Atwood said 4501 days ago (June 24th, 2005)
A first for me
I don't think anyone has ever dedicated a song to me
before. I don't know what to say. Thanks, Tom. I'm glad
my sometimes obtuse biblical tales have brought you
enjoyment and I appreciate this dedication.

Excellent job, here, especially the harp and guitar. I agree
with snow, there seems to be some Elvis here among
these excellent primitive gospel tones. Although this piece
is slicker than I would like, I understand the continuing
influence of thosehigh-powered record execs (rschletty
and mando). You're all cleaned up, but can still crank out
a great bronco tune like this one.

I would score this 8-8-9-9, but since you dedicated it to
me, I have to make a slight adjustment -- 10-10-10-10.
There!

Thanks again, bronco.
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bronco said 4501 days ago (June 25th, 2005)
A first for me
Thank you Tom! I really did enjoy singing this one. And the harmonica is even
amazing me! I think somehow I have stumbled on the perfect fx settings so
that even a few notes sound good. Hope you and your family are well. As Roy
would have said, "May the good lord take a likin to you."
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Peter Greenstone said 4501 days ago (June 25th, 2005)
Me likey
It's simple and raw but sincere and enjoyable to listen to. My
favorite part is that harmonica; it's played wonderfully and
you recorded and mixed it perfectly.
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stevel said 4501 days ago (June 25th, 2005)
Nice traditional blues
Cool version of this track...can sit nicely alongside the
John Martyn, Davy Graham and Zep versions I already
have....a like the harmony vocals and guitars. Kind of
reminds me a bit of early Ry Cooder. Nice stuff
S
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alley-oop said 4501 days ago (June 25th, 2005)
Great track
Vocals and intruments are really good. Atwood1956
should be proud! Nice job!
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said 4500 days ago (June 25th, 2005)
Well Done
Well performed and mixed. Harp sound is sweet.
bronco said 4500 days ago (June 25th, 2005)
Well Done
Thank you Peter, Steve, Alley and Mungo!! It makes me feel very good to
know that musicians of your class and style would listen to and enjoy this. It
makes me feel as though my misspent youth was not all in vain after all.
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Zimo said 4500 days ago (June 25th, 2005)
Good!
Great song!
bronco said 4500 days ago (June 25th, 2005)
Good!
Thanks for listening Zimo and especially for the kind words praise.
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Mr. S said 4499 days ago (June 26th, 2005)
felt lie
I was around a campfire or runnin from the cops in the
country by myself. good one. Damn break it down on the
harmonica dawg!

Mr. S
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said 4491 days ago (July 4th, 2005)
Bluesy folk at its best...
Bronco,

I gotta listen to more songs here at mj, especially yours.
This is so authentic 20th century, down south gospel/
blues. Your harp playing was great. Your old blues
harmonies were dead on. Just right on guitar. And not
a better mj musician to dedicate a song to than Tom.

also reminded me of the Cohen Bros. "O, Brother
Where Art Thou." This song is oozing with gospel blues.

Jack

bronco said 4491 days ago (July 5th, 2005)
Bluesy folk at its best...
Wow, what a nice complement. Thank you Jack. I know what you mean about
not listening enough but there are just so many good songs now that you
can't listen to them all!
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