Who Sang Motherless Child? Tom Jones with Portishead

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Release information
Release Date: 1999-9-9
Genre: Electronic Rock Funk / Soul
Style: Soft Rock/Pop Rock/Synth-pop
length: 5:10
producer: Adrian Utley and Geoff Barrow
conductor: Gavyn Wright
vocal: Tom Jones
performer: Portishead and Tom Jones
engineer: Niven Garland and Steve Price
additional: Beth Gibbons
strings arranger & brass arranger: Nick Ingman
bass guitar & guitar: Adrian Utley
piano & vibraphone: John Baggott
assistant engineer: Martin McCorry
timpani & membranophone: Clive Deamer
Some other versions of "Motherless Child"

Lyrics
Sometimes I feel like a motherless child
Sometimes I feel like a motherless child
Sometimes I feel like a motherless child

A long long way from home
A long long way from home

Sometimes I feel like I'm almost gone
Sometimes I feel like I'm almost gone
Sometimes I feel like I'm almost gone

And I know my time's not long
I know that my time, it's not long
Sometimes I feel like I'm heaven bound
Sometimes I feel like I'm heaven bound
Sometimes I feel like I'm heaven bound

And I wear a golden crown
I wear a golden crown
Sometimes I feel like my soul is on fire
Sometimes I feel like my soul is on fire
Sometimes I feel like my soul is on fire

And I'm about to die
And I'm about to die
I'm about to die
I'm about to die
I'm about to die
I'm about to die
I'm about to die

I ain't got nobody to love me
I ain't got nobody to hold me
I ain't got nobody to squeeze me
I'm just a motherless child
I'm just a motherless child

Tracklist
CD 1
  • 1 Burning Down the House
  • 2 Mama Told Me Not to Come
  • 3 Are You Gonna Go My Way
  • 4 All Mine
  • 5 Sunny Afternoon
  • 6 I'm Left, You're Right, She's Gone
  • 7 Sexbomb
  • 8 You Need Love Like I Do
  • 9 Looking Out My Window
  • 10 Sometimes We Cry
  • 11 Lust for Life
  • 12 Little Green Bag
  • 13 Ain't That a Lot of Love
  • 14 She Drives Me Crazy
  • 15 Never Tear Us Apart
  • 16 Baby, It's Cold Outside
  • 17 Motherless Child

  • Release information
    label: Gut Records
    country(area): United Kingdom
    format: CD
    barcode: 5016556210928
    script: Latin