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All I need is an apple in my mouth and serve me on Sunday.
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Anybody singing the blues is in a deep pit yelling for help.
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Anybody that sings the blues is in a deep pit, yelling for help.
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Baby, black promoters oppressed me before white promoters ever got hold of me. Don't talk skin to me.
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Blues are the songs of despair, but gospel songs are the songs of hope.
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CBS has just discovered gospel singing and maybe it's new to a lot of people in the North, but everyone in the South is familiar with it.
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Dixieland music in New Orleans was loud, but it was full and round.
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Do you know most of the Jewish songs have the same trend of sadness as Negro spirituals?
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Don't worry about the material things, 'cause I can replace that, but I can't replace your life.
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Everybody needs somebody.
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Faith and prayer are the vitamins of the soul; man cannot live in health without them.
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For a minute they had me believing about that rocket. How high the moon?
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Get my money from the church, sell all my property, get the money for Indiana, and sell the condominium.
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God can make you anything you want to be, but you have to put everything in his hands.
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Gospel music rhythms are not African in origin, although I know that's what the jazz experts say.
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Hand me my purse. I got to take a pill.
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Hard as I'm working, my money won't do me no good for something to eat.
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How can you sing of amazing grace and all God's wonders without using your hands?
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I am an authority on gospel, and they don't have nothing like me and no gospel song at Carnegie Hall.
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I can get you lots of bookings. I've traveled with the Ink Spots, I know the route. And all I'll take is my 10 percent.
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I can't sing it in no nightclub. People can't put their minds on the Lord in a place like that.
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I can't talk anymore. Polly and them, they're coming in.
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I close my eyes when I sing so I can feel the song better.
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I don't do this just to be an entertainment, you know.
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I don't know anything about that, how they come out on stage; I just got to go out the way I'm used to dress.
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I don't think I'm going come back alive.
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I don't worry too much about the script, I just ad lib, like Pearl Bailey.
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I got a burden on my mind and I'm reaching the strength to pick it up.
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I got me this little place I'm going to sing first. Then I'll sing for the President.
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I have tried every way I could to have him change into a different kind of person. I'm going to get rid of him, that's all it is.
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I hope to bring people to God with my songs.
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I just wish Dick Gregory would stop playing the fool, taking black votes.
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I want all faiths to study the Bible here, especially for my integrated missionary work.
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I want you all to kiss me before you leave.
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I wore my comfortable shoes like you said. But my feet still killing me.
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I'll come to any benefit if I see SCLC get all the money.
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I'll suffer a long time because of the principles of my religion.
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I'm tired, now, keep these people off me.
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I'm too fat. I'm a wonderful cook and I like my own cooking.
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I'm trying to get sunburned. There is a change in pigmentation.
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I'm used to having my own way for so long, and I'm used to having my friends around. I played the fool and got married.
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If you believe in God, He will open the windows of heaven and pour blessings upon you.
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If you want me to sing this Christmas song with the feeling and the meaning, you better see if you can locate that check.
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It is easy to be independent when you've got money. But to be independent when you haven't got a thing, that's the Lord's test.
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It's easy to be independent when you've got money. But to be independent when you haven't got a thing - that's the Lord's test.
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Let me have that Japanese wig, let me see what I can do with that mess.
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Louie Armstrong don't have no signed paper. I know what you said, and you know what I said, and if that ain't enough, baby, we better split.
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Money just draws flies.
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My hands, my feet, I throw my whole body to say all that is within me.
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My temple will help young people get an education. We will never have any peace with ignorance.
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One doctor said I had a blood clot, the other doctor said I had a coronary. I don't know what I had.
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One thing about playing the real jazz is that you can't count it.
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People listening to me Sunday nights ought to be in church; it's a bad time.
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Please send protection to Dr. Martin Luther King and the civil rights marchers in Selma, Ala. Don't let him get killed.
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Put your mind on the gospel. And remember - there's one God for all.
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Reverend, come on, pray with me before you leave.
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Shoot me up with them astronauts? How they going to get somebody heavy as me up in a rocket? I'm not going, even for the President.
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Some people rejoice in quiet and others have an emotional outburst.
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Someday the sun is going to shine down on me in some faraway place.
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Sometimes you ask God for something and you don't know what you're asking.
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That spotlight doesn't stay on forever.
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That's all you know, to spend my money.
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The Lord doesn't like us to be dead. Be alive. Sometimes I dance to the glory of the Lord, because He said so.
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The mind and the voice by themselves are not sufficient.
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The National Baptists all come by my house-I tried to fix dinner for everybody; I was so tired-and I just went right into getting married.
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The old Devil gets mad when you're trying to do good. Pray that God will move the stumbling blocks.
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The trouble with records is that they're too short.
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There's plenty more sound just like me down home.
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They say I got a tired heart from working so hard; and I got diabetes.
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They thought I was a success as soon as I started paying the bills.
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This is the place to see the stars - Hollywood Bowl.
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This is what I came all the way here for?
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This will be the first time I've been home without some emergency. I'm a child of the King.
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Time is important to me because I want to sing long enough to leave a message.
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Time is important to me because I want to sing long enough to leave a message. I'm used to singing in churches where nobody would dare stop me until the Lord arrives!
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We going bring some people closer together. The world can use a lot of that.
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What if he don't take my furs to the station? You watch him, keep your eye on him.
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What they call jazz here is not the real stuff. Compared to the music I heard in New Orleans, it sounds like tin pans.
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What'll relieve me is getting back to singing.
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When you are through with the blues, you've got nothing to rest on.
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When you sing gospel you have a feeling there is a cure for what's wrong.
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Why you always shout cut just when the spirit's on me?
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Without a song, each day would be a century.
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You're blessed if you have the strength to work.
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