Who Sang When I'm Called Home? Abbey Lincoln

Abbey Lincoln Through the Years: 1956-2007 cover art
Release information
Release Date: 2010-2-9
length: 5:24
producer: Jean-Philippe Allard
vocal: Abbey Lincoln
assistant engineer: Jay Newland
composer: Abbey Lincoln
lyricist: Abbey Lincoln
When I'm called home
I will bring a book
That tells of strange and funny turns
And of the heart it took
To keep on living in a world
That never was my own
A world of haunted memories
Of other worlds unknown.
I'll tell them of the trouble here
When they call me home.
When I'm called home
I will sing a song
And tell them of a beggar's life
Where everything goes wrong
Where everybody's hopes and dreams
Are shattering by the wind.

I'll tell them of a ghostly world
Of us and they and him.
I'll tell them how the shadows fall
When they call me home.
When I'm called home
I will tell the stars
Of the battles that were lost
In a world of wars.
I will tell the rivers
Of the children lost at sea
Of a how a soul is bartered
And what it costs a spirit free.
Hallelujah tell a story, oh,
When they call me home.

Tracklist
CD 1
  • 1 This Can't Be Love
  • 2 Don't Explain
  • 3 I Must Have That Man
  • 4 Little Niles
  • 5 Let Up
  • 6 Come Sunday
  • 7 Triptych : Prayer / Protest / Peace
  • 8 Left Alone
  • 9 Lonesome Lover
  • 10 Africa
  • 11 Throw It Away
  • 12 The Maestro
  • 13 The River
    CD 2
  • 1 The World is Falling Down
  • 2 You Must Believe In Spring and Love
  • 3 First Song
  • 4 Bird Alone
  • 5 I'm In Love
  • 6 A Time For Love
  • 7 Jungle Queen
  • 8 A Child is Born
  • 9 You Came a Long Way From St. Louis
  • 10 I Should Care
  • 11 Through the Years
  • 12 When I'm Called Home
    CD 3
  • 1 Avec Le Temps
  • 2 Mr. Tambourine Man
  • 3 Love Has Gone Away
  • 4 And It's Supposed To Be Love
  • 5 Should've Been
  • 6 Nature Boy
  • 7 Windmills of Your Mind
  • 8 Skylark
  • 9 It's Me, O' Lord (Standin' In the Need of Prayer)
  • 10 Blue Monk
  • 11 The Music is the Magic
  • 12 Down Here Below