Who Sang Grandma's Hands? Willie Nelson & Mavis Staples

Mavis Staples To All the Girls… cover art
Release information
Release Date: 2013-10-15
Genre: Folk, World, & Country
Style: Country
length: 3:10
composer: Bill Withers
lyricist: Bill Withers
Grandma's hands clapped in church on Sunday morning.
Grandma's hands played the tambourine so well.
Grandma's hands used to issue out a warning,
She'd say, "Billy don't you run so fast,
Might fall on a piece of glass,
Might be snaked there in that grass,"
Grandma's hands

Grandma's hands sooth the local unwed mother
Grandma's hands used to ache sometimes and swell
Grandma's hands used to lift her face and tell her,
She'd say, "Baby Grandma understands,
That you really loved that man,
Put yourself in Jesus' hands."
Grandma's Hands

Grandma's hands used to hand me a piece of candy.
Grandma's hands picked me up each time I fell.
Grandma's hands, boy the really came in handy
She'd say, "Mattie don't you whip that boy.
What you want to spank him for?
He didn't drop no apple core,"
But I don't have Grandma anymore,
If I get to heaven I'll look for
Grandma's hands.
I'll look for Grandma
Um, mm, mm.
Grandma's hands.

Tracklist
CD 1
  • 1 From Here to the Moon and Back
  • 2 She Was No Good for Me
  • 3 It Won't Be Very Long
  • 4 Please Don’t Tell Me How the Story Ends
  • 5 Far Away Places
  • 6 Bloody Mary Morning
  • 7 Always on My Mind
  • 8 Somewhere Between
  • 9 No Mas Amor
  • 10 Back To Earth
  • 11 Grandma's Hands
  • 12 Walkin'
  • 13 'Til The End of the World
  • 14 Will You Remember Mine
  • 15 Dry Lightning
  • 16 Making Believe
  • 17 Have You Ever Seen the Rain
  • 18 After the Fire Is Gone