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“I shall not be moved” Folkloric masterpiece – Mississippi John Hurt

Mississippi John Hurt – I Shall Not Be Moved

I Shall Not Be Moved is a special song in several ways, I heard this song for the first time in the HBO tv series Deadwood and put on repeat a whole lot of time since then. Mississippi John Hurt is an excellent guitarist, but his vocals in this song really do it for me.

According to internet’s biggest encyclopedia “The folkoric song describes how the singer “shall not be moved” because of their faith in God. Secularly, as “We Shall Not Be Moved” it gained popularity as a Civil Rights Movement, protest, and union song

I’m on my way to heaven, I shall not be moved
I’m on my way to heaven, I shall not be moved
Just like a tree that’s planted by the water
I shall not be moved

 

mississippi John HurtPhoto: This is a 1965 recording of “Mississippi” John Hurt singing, “Lonesome Valley” on the TV program, “Rainbow Quest”.

Million Dollar Quartet – I Shall Not Be Moved

Also The Million Dollar Quartet, (Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins & Johnny Cash). Recorded “I Shall Not Be Moved”. The song was naturally transformed into a rock n roll version. It was art of a hiatorical recording at Sun Studio on Tuesday, December 4, 1956.

‘I Shall Not Be Moved’ CHARLEY PATTON

In late November early December of 1929 Charley Patton was the first known artist to record “I Shall Not Be Moved.

I shall not, I shall not be moved
I shall not, I shall not be moved
Just like a tree that’s planted by the water
I shall not be moved

I’m on my way to heaven, I shall not be moved
I’m on my way to heaven, I shall not be moved
Just like a tree that’s planted by the water
I shall not be moved

Oh preacher, I shall not be moved
Oh preacher, I shall not be moved
Just like a tree that’s planted by the water
I shall not be moved

I’m sanctified and holy, I shall not be moved
Sanctified and holy, I shall not be moved
Just like a tree that’s planted by the water
I shall not be moved

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