My Sisters And Brothers

Lyrics: Charles Johnson
Music: Charles Johnson

Played with the Jerry Garcia Band from the mid-70s through the 90s

I want to say to my sisters and my brothers
Keep the faith
When the storm flies and the wind blows
Go on at a steady pace
When the battle is fought and the victory's won
We can all shout together, we have overcome
We'll talk to the Father and the Son
When we make it to the promised land

Chorus
If we walk together, little children
We won't ever have to worry
Through this world of trouble
We've got to love one another
Let us take our fellow man by the hand
Try to help him to understand
We can all be together
For ever and ever
When we make it to the promised land

Our bible reads
Thou shalt not be afraid
Of the terror by night
Nor the arrow that flies by day
Nor for the pestilence
That walketh in the darkness
Nor for the destruction
That waiteth in the noonday hour

[chorus]

This world is not our home
We are only passing through
Our trail is all made up
Way beyond the blue
Let us do the very best that we can
While we're travelin' through this land
We can all be together
Shaking a hand
When we make it to the promised land

[chorus]

When we make it to the promised land children
Make it to the promised land children
Make it to the promised land children
Make it to the promised land
When we make it to the promised land sisters
Make it to the promised land children
We can all be together, forever and ever
When we make it to the promised land

[chorus]

We can all be together, forever and ever
When we make it to the promised land
Jerry Garcia Recordings
     Date Album Recorded By
     studio 1976 All Good Things (additional disc) Jerry Garcia Band
     21 May 1976 Don't Let Go Jerry Garcia Band
     30 Jul 1977 Pure Jerry 1: Theatre 1839 Jerry Garcia Band
     31 Oct 1987 Pure Jerry 2: Lunt-Fontanne Jerry Garcia Band (Matinee)
     31 Oct 1987 Pure Jerry 2: Lunt-Fontanne Jerry Garcia Band (Evening)
      1 Sep 1989 Pure Jerry 5: Merriweather Post Pavilion Jerry Garcia Band
      5 Sep 1989 Fall 1989: The Long Island Sound Jerry Garcia Band
      1990 Jerry Garcia Band Jerry Garcia Band
      5 Aug 1990 Garcia Live Volume 2 Jerry Garcia Band
      1 Sep 1990 Live At Shoreline (DVD) Jerry Garcia Band
      9 Nov 1991 Pure Jerry 7: Hampton Coliseum Jerry Garcia Band
 
Other Dead-related Recordings
     2012 Run For The Roses Greg Anton et al (Rex Foundation)


Futher Information
For more information on recordings see Matt Schofield's Grateful Dead Family Discography
For online chords and TAB see www.rukind.com
For sheet music, see:
          Jerry Garcia Songbook (vocal line and chords)

 


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