Who Sang Jesus Wept? Mavis Staples

Mavis Staples One True Vine cover art
Release information
Release Date: 2013-6-21
Genre: Funk / Soul
Style: Gospel/Rhythm & Blues
length: 4:47
producer: Jeff Tweedy
membranophone: Spencer Tweedy
piano: Jeff Tweedy
vocal: Mavis Staples
performer: Jeff Tweedy
guitar family: Jeff Tweedy
bass: Jeff Tweedy
percussion: Donny Gerrard
Wurlitzer electric piano: Jeff Tweedy
clarinet: Paul Von Mertens
horn arranger: Jeff Tweedy
background vocals: Tiffany “Makeda” Francisco, Donny Gerrard and Kelly Hogan
bass trumpet: Andrew Baker
Lyrics
My throat quits when I try to say
How I long for the day
How I wish there was a way
I could see you again

I wither next to my thorns
I thread my tongue through the horn
Arm in arm we are born
Arm in arm to the end

Side streets I have worn
Through late summer storms
I should have told you
I could live without you
But I don’t want to

My heart lifts when I sing
The joy I can bring
Doesn’t mean a thing
I want to see you again

I wither next to my thorns
I thread my tongue through the horn
Arm in arm in arm we are born
Arm in arm to the end

Side streets I have worn
Through late summer storms
I should have told you
I could live without you
But I don’t want to

My throat quits when I try to say
How I long for the day
How I wish there was a way
To see you again

Side streets I have worn
Through late summer storms
I should have told you
I could live without you
But I don’t want to
But I don’t want to
Oh I don’t want to

Tracklist
Digital Media 1
  • 1 Holy Ghost
  • 2 Every Step
  • 3 Can You Get to That
  • 4 Jesus Wept
  • 5 Far Celestial Shore
  • 6 What Are They Doing in Heaven Today
  • 7 Sow Good Seeds
  • 8 I Like the Things About Me
  • 9 Woke Up This Morning (With My Mind on Jesus)
  • 10 One True Vine

  • Release information
    country(area): United States
    format: Digital Media
    script: Latin