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If the lord wasn't walking by my side

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If The Lord Wasn't Walking By My Side


recording date elvis: Friday 27 may ( 1966 ) ; studio
first release:


originally by: The Weatherford Quartet

recording year: 1960
originally written by: slaughter
catalognumber: lp 103
label: rite record productions
album: gospel favorites
comments: matrix rite 473-cp 5091-2



Soon after being married in 1945, Earl and Lily Weatherford started singing together in California. The group had already been set up by Earl as the typical male gospel quartet, but Lily added a female element that, at the time, was daringly modern, and the quartet-plus gained steadily more following across the South. Various personnel changes occurred during the subsequent years; one of the members was piano-player Henry Slaughter (later to play with the Imperials), who wrote this number. The Weatherford Quartet (also known at various stages of their career as The Weatherfords and the Weatherford Trio) recorded the original of "If The Lord Wasn't Walking By My Side" in 1960, as part of their LP "Gospel Favorites," on the Rite Record Productions label.
The story goes that Elvis was so pleased with his own recording, on which he duets with Jake Hess, that he had the Meditation Garden in Graceland built.



If The Lord Wasn't Walking By My Side
performed by:
The weatherford quartet



I don't know just what Id do
If the Lord wasn't walking by my side

I was drifting (I was drifting on the sea of a despair)
and I was wondering (I was wondering if He's over up there)
When Jesus found me,(Jesus found me in my sinful life)
he heard me praying (heard me praying on my knees at night)
And Now Im singing (Now I'm singing this happy song)
because Im happy (because I'm happy as I go along)
Well I don't know (I don't know) just what Id do
If the Lord wasn't walking by my side

What would I do, (What would I do when a tear fills my eyes)
What would I do (What would I do when it's my time to die)
Id be lonely, discouraged Burdened on the way
If the Lord wasn't walking by my side every day

Id be so friendless (I'd be friendless all alone and blue)
and I'd be helpless (I'd be helpless, wouldn't know what to do)
Well I don't know (I don't know) just what Id do
If the Lord wasn't walking by my side

(What would I do) What would I do when the tears fill my eyes
(What would I do) What would I do when it's my time to die
(I'd be lonely, discouraged, burdened on the way)
If the Lord wasn't walking by my side every day

Id be friendless, (I'd be friendless all alone and blue)
I'd be so helpless (I'd be helpless, wouldn't know what to do)
Well I don't know (I don't know) just what Id do
If the Lord wasn't walking by my side every day

If the Lord (wasn't walking) wasn't walking by my side
(wasn't walking by my side)




If The Lord Wasn't Walking By My Side

performed by:
Elvis Presley



I don't know just what Id do
If the Lord wasn't walking by my side

When I was drifting (when I was drifting on the sea of a despair)
and I was wondering (I was wondering if Jehovah's up there)
When Jesus found me,(Jesus found me in my sinful life)
he heard me praying (he heard me praying on my knees at night)
And Now Im singing (Now I'm singing this happy song)
because Im happy (because I'm happy as I go along)
And I don't know (I don't know) just what Id do
If the Lord wasn't walking by my side

What would I do, (What would I do when a tear fills my eyes)
what would I do (What would I do when it's my time to die)
Well Id be lonely, discouraged
Burdened on the way
If the Lord wasn't walking by my side every day

Id be so friendless (I'd be friendless all alone and blue)
and I'd be helpless (I'd be helpless, wouldn't know what to do)
And I don't know (I don't know) just what Id do
If the Lord wasn't walking by my side

(What would I do) What would I do when the tears fill my eyes
(What would I do) What would I do when it's my time to die
(I'd be lonely, discouraged, burdened on the way)
If the Lord wasn't walking by my side every day

Id be so friendless, (I'd be friendless all alone and blue)
I'd be so helpless (I'd be helpless, wouldn't know what to do)
And I don't know (I don't know) just what Id do
If the Lord wasn't walking by my side every day

If the Lord (wasn't walking) wasn't walking by my side
(wasn't walking by my side)







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