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Mavis Staples - One True Vine What Are They Doing In Heaven Today

Contributors

  • ISRC:USEP41305006
  • Recorded:2012 The Wilco Loft - Chicago, IL
  •  ©2013 Anti Inc.
  • Vocals:Mavis Staples
  • Guitars, Bass, Marxophone, Mellotron, Organ:Jeff Tweedy
  • Drums:Spencer Tweedy
  • Clarinet, Baritone Saxophone:Paul Von Mertens
  • Bass Trumpet, Euphonium:Andrew Baker
  • Backup Vocals:Donny Gerrard
  • Backup Vocals:Kelly Hogan
  • Backup Vocals:Tiffany Francisco

Lyrics

I'm thinking of friends whom I used to know,
Who lived and suffered in this world below
But they've gone off to heaven, but I want to know
What are they doing there now?

Oh, what are they doing in heaven today,
Where sin and sorrow are all done away?
Peace abounds like a river, they say.
But what are they doing there now?

There's some whose hearts
were burdened with care
They paid for their moment with fighting and tears
But they clung to the cross trembling in fear
But what are they doing there now?


What are they doing in heaven today,
Where sin and sorrow are all done away?
Peace abounds like a river, they say.
What are they doing there now?


And there's some whose bodies were full of disease
Physicians and doctors couldn't give them much ease
But they suffered 'til death brought a final release
But what are they doing there now?


What are they doing in heaven today,
Where sin and sorrow are all done away?
Peace abounds like a river, they say.
What are they doing there now?


There's some who were poor and often despised
They looked up to heaven with tear-blinded eyes
While people were heedless and deaf to their cries
But what are they doing there now?


What are they doing in heaven today,
Where sin and sorrow are all done away?
Peace abounds like a river, they say.
What are they doing there now?

(organ solo)

What are they doing in heaven today,
Where sin and sorrow are all done away?
Peace abounds like a river, they say.
What are they doing there now?