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Mavis Staples - You Are Not Alone Downward Road


  • ISRC:USEP41013003
  • Recorded:2010 The Wilco Loft - Chicago, IL
  •  ©2010 Anti Inc.
  • Vocals:Mavis Staples
  • Guitar:Rick Holmstrom
  • Bass, Guitar:Jeff Turmes
  • Drums, Percussion:Stephen Hodges
  • Vocals:Donny Gerrard
  • Background Vocals:Kelly Hogan
  • Background Vocals:Nora O'Connor


CHORUS: The downward road is crowded, well it’s crowded, yes it is, crowded. The downward road is crowded with unbelieving souls!

Young people who delight in sin. Telling you what I‘ve plainly seen

Poor and godless woman died, she didn’t have Jesus on her side

She Laughed and played her time away. Still put off her dying day


The lord all mighty had his plan all fixed

Friday morning the woman took sick

Well she called her mother to her room to listen to her dying dooms

Your prayers are lost, you pray for me ma, my soul is doomed I can plainly see

So mother and father fair thee well your wicked daughter’s doomed to hell