FCS Daily Music Video – ‘I’ll Take You There’ Mavis Staples at the White House

Mavis Staples (born July 10, 1939) is an American rhythm and blues and gospel singer, actress, and civil rights activist. She has recorded and performed with her family’s band The Staple Singers and also as a solo artist.

Lyrics below

I know a place
Ain’t nobody cryin’
Ain’t nobody worried
Ain’t no smilin’ faces
Mmm, no no
Lyin’ to the races

Help me, come on, come on
Somebody help me now (I’ll take you there)
Help me, ya’all (I’ll take you there)
Help me now (I’ll take you there)
Oh (I’ll take you there)
Oh oh mercy (I’ll take you there)
Oh, let me take you there (I’ll take you there)
Oh-oh! Let me take you there! (I’ll take you there)

Play your, play your piano now
All right
Ah, do it, do it
Come on now
Play on it, play on it
Daddy daddy now
Daddy daddy daddy

Ooh, Lord
All right now
Baby, easy now
Now, come on, little David
All right
Sock it, sock it

I know a place, ya’all (I’ll take you there)
Ain’t nobody cryin’ (I’ll take you there)
Ain’t nobody worried (I’ll take you there)
No smilin’ faces (I’ll take you there)
Uh-uh (Lyin’ to the races)
(I’ll take you there)
Oh, no

Oh (I’ll take you there)
Oh oh oh (I’ll take you there)
Mercy now (I’ll take you there)
I’m callin’ callin’ callin’ mercy (I’ll take you there)
Mercy mercy (I’ll take you there)
Let me (I’ll take you there)

Oh oh, I’ll take you there
(I’ll take you there)
Wanna take you there
(I’ll take you there)
Just take me by the hand, let me
(I’ll take you there)
Let me, let me, let me lead the way, oh
(I’ll take you there)
Let me take you there
(I’ll take you there)
Let me take you there!
(I’ll take you there)
Ain’t no smilin’ faces
(I’ll take you there)
Up in here, lyin’ to the races
(I’ll take you there)
You oughta, you gotta gotta come let me, let me
(I’ll take you there)
Take you, take you, take you over there
(I’ll take you there)

Ooh, oh, oh, all right
(I’ll take you there)
Oh-oh! All right!
(I’ll take you there)
Oh! Oh! (I’ll take you there)
(I’ll take you there)
(I’ll take you there)
Let me lead the way
(I’ll take you there)


Don Matthews
July 2021




Published by donmatthewspoetry

I just like playing round with words. And having fun

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