Who Sang A Rusty Old Halo? Mavis Staples & Lucky Peterson

Lucky Peterson Spirituals & Gospel cover art
Release information
Release Date: 1996-11-5
length: 2:53
producer: John Snyder
mixer: Tony Daigle
engineer: Tony Daigle
assistant engineer: Jay Burton
associate producer: Jay Newland
Lyrics
A rusty old halo
skinny white cloud
second hand wings
full of patches.

A rusty old halo
skinny white cloud
robe that's so wooly
and it scratches.

I know a man as rich as a king.
Still he just won't give his neighbours a thing.
His day will come, I'll make a bet.
He'll get to heaven and here's what he'll get.

A rusty old halo
skinny white cloud
second hand wings
full of patches.

A rusty old halo
skinny white cloud
robe that's so wooly
and it scratches.

While you're on earth you should shine like a star. Brighten the corner wherever you are.
Doing the best you can do.
That way you're show them that heaven's in you.

A rusty old halo
skinny white cloud
second hand wings
full of patches.

A rusty old halo
skinny white cloud
robe that's so wooly and it scratches.
A robe that's so wooly and it scratches.
A robe that's so wooly and it scratches.

Tracklist
CD 1
  • 1 Nobody Knows the Trouble I've Seen
  • 2 A Rusty Old Halo
  • 3 He's Got the Whole World in His Hands
  • 4 If I Could Hear My Mother Pray Again
  • 5 Wade in the Water
  • 6 Precious Lord Take My Hand
  • 7 I'll Fly Away From Here
  • 8 Were You There
  • 9 Go Down, Moses
  • 10 Steal Away
  • 11 Swing Low, Sweet Chariot
  • 12 Down by the Riverside
  • 13 Stand by Me

  • Release information
    label: Gitanes Jazz Productions
    country(area): United States
    format: CD
    barcode: 731453356221
    script: Latin