Paul And Silas

Lyrics: Traditional
Music: Traditional

Robert Hunter sang this fragment in 1978 leading into a short version of Worried Man Blues:

Paul and Silas bound in jail, all night long
One for the singing and the other for the praying, all night long
Paul and Silas bound in jail, all night long
Good Lord deliver poor me
The common version of this song is:
Paul and Silas bound in jail, all night long
Paul and Silas bound in jail, all night long
Paul and Silas bound in jail, all night long
Who shall deliver poor me

Oh the jailer cried what must I do, all night long
Jailer cried what must I do, all night long
Jailer cried what must I do, all night long
Who shall deliver poor me

Paul and Silas bound in jail, all night long
Paul and Silas bound in jail, all night long
Paul and Silas bound in jail, all night long
Who shall deliver poor me

Oh, the lightning flashed and the thunder roared all night long
Lightning flashed and the thunder roared all night long
Lightning flashed and the thunder roared all night long
Who shall deliver poor me

Paul and Silas bound in jail, all night long
Paul and Silas bound in jail, all night long
Paul and Silas bound in jail, all night long
Who shall deliver poor me


 


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