Chad Mitchell Trio
Album: "Mighty Day On Campus"
(There are different lyrics to this song,
but this is the version recorded by CMT.)
I remember down in Galveston,
When storm winds swept the town,
The high tides from the ocean, Lord,
Put water all around.
Dm G Bb7
Wasn't that a mighty day, (a mighty day) a mighty day
(a might day) a mighty day, great God that morning
When the storm winds swept the town
The winds began to blowin'.
The rains began to fall.
The lightning shafts were cracklin', Lord,
And the thunder started to roll
The trumpets warned the people,
You'd better leave this place.
But they never meant to leave their homes
Till death was in their face.
The seas began to rollin'.
The ships they could not land,
I heard a captain crying, God,
Please save this drowin' man
The trains they all were loaded
With people leavin' town,
The tracks gave way to the ocean, Lord,
And the trains they went on down.
The waters like some river
They went a-rushin' to and fro
I saw my father drownin', Lord,
And I watched my mother go
Now death your hands are icy.
You've got them on my knee.
You took away my mother now.
You're comin' after me.
[Chorus] (twice to finish)