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Monday, April 28, 2014

Five Examples Of Black Gospel Versions Of The Song "Take A Trip" (with lyrics)

Edited by Azizi Powell

This post showcases five examples of Black Gospel versions of the song "Take A Trip" (On that good ole Gospel ship). The lyrics to certain versions of this song are included in this post.

The Addendum to this post showcases a sound file of the song "Gospel Ship" as performed by The Carter Family. This song was written by A. P. Carter. The Black Gospel versions of this song are an adaptation of that song.

The content of this post are presented for religious, cultural, and aesthetic purposes.

All copyrights remain with their owners.

Thanks to the composer and arrangers of these songs. Thanks also to all those featured in these examples. And thanks to the sound file and video producers and publishers of these examples on YouTube.

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LYRICS: TAKE A TRIP (On the good ole Gospel Ship)
(B Chase Williams)

I'm gonna
(take a trip)
On that
(good ole gospel ship
And we'll go sailing through the air

And when my
(ship comes in)
Gonna leave
(this ole world of sin)
And we'll go sailing through the air.

Repeat

Trouble in my way, I have to cry sometimes
Trouble in my way, I have to cry sometimes
I lay awake a night, but that's alright;
Jesus he will fix it after while

Stepped in the furnace a long time ago;
Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego
They wasn't worried, this I know
Jesus he will fix it after while

Jesus,He will fix it (repeat)
Right now.

Source http://www.lyriczz.com/lyrics/b-chase-williams/98499-take-a-trip/ with the beginning arrangement from the YouTube recording given below as Example #1 and as sung in most of the rendition of this song on YouTube.

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FEATURED EXAMPLES
With the exception of Example #1, these examples are presented in chronological order by their posting dates on YouTube, with the oldest dated example given second, third, and forth.

Example 1: b chase Williams - take a trip on that good old gospel ship



demetrrius3000 Uploaded on Aug 6, 2011

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Example #2: I'm GOING TO TAKE A TRIP IN THE GOOD OLD GOSPEL SHIP-GOSPEL TRAIN



Regina Thomas, Uploaded on Jan 20, 2010

JAMAICAN CONVOCATION 2009
-snip-
The choir and the congregation repeatedly sing these lyrics:
I'm gonna take a trip
In the good old gospel ship
And fly far beyond the sky,

I'm gonna sing and shout
until the heavens ring
And bid this world goodbye.
-snip-
In this video this song is sung during a church offering.

As an aside, notice that the middle aged & older women in this church wear hats, but most of the younger females don't. Click http://pancocojams.blogspot.com/2014/04/why-fewer-african-american-women-wear.html for a pancocojams post about the custom of African American women wearing hats in church.

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Example #3: Take a Trip...on This Old Gospel Ship



belikejcn08, Uploaded on Jul 12, 2010

April on lead....Antioch Baptist Church Gospel Choir Anniversary 2010

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Example #4: "TAKE A TRIP ON A GOSPEL SHIP" BY EVANG. GUSSIE TURRENTINE



Pearl Morgan, Published on Jan 28, 2013

Evang. Gussie Turrentine sings "Take A Trip" as our New Life of St. John Baptist Church Family give our tithes, where Rev. Gordon Wells is our Pastor and 1st Lady, Evang. Shirley Wells

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Example #5: REVAMPED WITH A Beat B. Chase Williams Take a trip cover by Antonio Jamar Brown and the Fellah's

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Antonio Brown, Published on Jun 14, 2013

With the Guys at Minister Giles House messing around for 2 hours trying to post a completed version of this song I officially know there is no such thing as the Perfect Video

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ADDENDUM: THE GOSPEL SHIP SONG
The African American Gospel song "Take A Trip" appears to be an adaptation of the Anglo American religious song "Gospel Ship". That song has different lyrics and a different tune than "Take A Trip". Compare the lyrics and the tune for that song as sung by The Carter Family.

Carter Family-Gospel Ship



ILOveOldies, Uploaded on Mar 8, 2011
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LYRICS: GOSPEL SHIP
(Recorded by the Carter Family; Written by A.P. Carter}

I'm going to take a trip in that good old gospel ship
I'm going far beyond the sky
I'm gonna shout and sing till heaven rings
When I bid this world goodbye

I have good news to bring and that is why I sing
All my joys with you I'll share
I'm going to take a trip in that good old gospel ship
And go sailing through the air

Repeat #1

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
And go sailing through the air

Repeat #1

f you are ashamed of me you ought not to be Yes 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

Repeat #1

Source http://www.classic-country-song-lyrics.com/gospelshiplyricschords.html

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