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Words and music: Curtis Mayfield
From: Guitar Picker -
People Get Ready

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People get ready, there's a train a-comin.
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You don't need no baggage, you just get on board.
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All you need is faith, to hear the diesels humming.
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Don't need no ticket, you just thank the lord.

People get ready, for the train to Jordan.
Picking up passengers, from coast to coast.
Faith is the key, open the doors and board them;
There's hope for all, among those loved most.

There ain't no room for the hopeless sinner.
Who would hurt all mankind just to save his own.
Have pity on those whose chances grow thinner.
'Cause there's no hiding place, against the Kingdom's throne.