Wasn't That a Mighty Storm?

Nanci Griffith

credits


album: Track 12 in album Other Voices, Too (A Trip Back to Bountiful)
release date: 1998-7-21
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length: 5:02

Album Information

country(area): United States
format: CD
script: Latin

Cover Art

Nanci Griffith Other Voices, Too (A Trip Back to Bountiful) cover art

Lyrics

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(Traditional)
Chorus
Wasn't that a mighty storm in the morning, well
That blew all the people away
You know the year of 1900
Death cakme howling on the ocean
Now Galveston had a seawall
High tide from the coean


You'd better leave this place
'Til death stared them in the face
The people were all leaving town
And the trains they went on down
Chorus
Rain it was a' falling
Lightning flashed like hell fire
Death the cruel master
Rode in on a team of horses


And the houses give way
Some died in most every way
And the ships they could not stand
"God save a drowning man"
Chorus
Death your hands are clammy
You come and took my mother
And the flood it took my neighbor
I thought I heard my father calling


Children, many years ago
Death calss, you got to go
Chorus (Twice)

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Track Listing


CD 1
  • 1 Wall of Death
  • 2 Who Knows Where the Time Goes?
  • 3 You Were on My Mind
  • 4 Walk Right Back
  • 5 Canadian Whiskey
  • 6 Desperadoes Waiting for a Train
  • 7 Wings of a Dove
  • 8 Dress of Laces
  • 9 Summer Wages
  • 10 He Was a Friend of Mine
  • 11 Hard Times Come Again No More
  • 12 Wasn't That a Mighty Storm?
  • 13 Deportee (Plane Wreck at Los Gatos)
  • 14 Yarrington Town
  • 15 I Still Miss Someone
  • 16 Try the Love
  • 17 The Streets of Baltimore
  • 18 Darcy Farrow
  • 19 If I Had a Hammer (The Hammer Song)