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​Soul of a Man

This song is by Ramblin' Jack Elliott and appears on the album A Stranger Here (2009).

This song is a cover of "Soul of a Man" by ​Blind Willie Johnson.
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Won't somebody tell me, answer if you can!
Want somebody to tell me, what is the soul of a man

I'm going to ask the question, answer if you can
If anybody here can tell me, what is the soul of a man?

I've traveled in different countries, I've traveled in foreign lands
I've found nobody to tell me, what about the soul of a man

I saw a crowd stand talking, I came up right on time
Were hearing the lawyer and the doctor, say a man ain't nothing but his mind

I want somebody to tell me, answer if you can!
Want somebody to tell me, what is the soul of a man

I read the bible often, I tries to read it right
As far as I can understand, there ain't nothin' but a barring lie

I want somebody to tell me, answer if you can!
Want somebody to tell me, what is the soul of a man

When Christ stood in the temple, the people stood amazed
Was showing the doctors and the lawyers, how to raise a body from the grave

Won't somebody tell me, answer if you can!
Want somebody to tell me, what is the soul of a man

Won't somebody tell me, answer if you can!
I want somebody to tell me, tell me what is the soul of a man

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Blind Willie Johnson

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