Friday, May 16, 2003

Friday May 16, 2003

Filed under: General — m759 @ 3:03 AM


Commentary on the May 15 death of
June Carter Cash, which I learned of
at the New York Times site
at about 2:10 AM today:

Jesus College

In light of yesterday's Jesus College entry
("The Only Pretty Ring Time," May 15),
the following song lyrics seem relevant.

While walking out one evening
                 not knowing where to go
Just to pass the time away      
                 before we held our show
 I heard a little mission band     
             playing with all their might
I gave my soul to Jesus           
             and left the show that night.

The day will soon be over         
                  and evening will begun;
No more gems to be gathered  
                     so let us all press on.
When Jesus comes to claim us  
                    and says it is enough
 The diamonds will be shining,    
                   no longer in the rough.

Diamonds in the Rough

June Carter Cash sings this song
on her album
 Press On.

an "old shape-note gospel song that A.P. Carter found
and rearranged. The song itself had been written and
copyrighted back in 1897, with composer credits
to C.W. Bryan."

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