PEOPLE GET READY

Original The Impressions version


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

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

There ain't no room for the hopeless sinner
Whom would hurt all mankind just to save his own, believe me now
Have pity on those whose chances grow thinner
For there's no hiding place against the kingdom's throne

So people get ready, there's a train a-comin'
You don't need no baggage, you just get on board
All you need is faith to hear the diesels hummin'
Don't need no ticket, you just thank the Lord


Info

PEOPLE GET READY is a song written by Curtis Mayfield and originally released by The Impressions on their 1965 album People Get Ready. The above lyrics are for the original The Impressions version of PEOPLE GET READY as released in 1965.

The Impressions -- People Get Ready
The Impressions – People Get Ready

LP - ABC-Paramount (ABC 505) - USA, 1965

Mono version
The Impressions -- People Get Ready
The Impressions – People Get Ready

LP - ABC-Paramount (ABCS 505) - USA, 1965

Stereo version

Bruce Springsteen's Version

Bruce Springsteen performed PEOPLE GET READY a few times in his career. See Springsteen's live 17 Oct 2005 version for more details. He also incorporated lines from PEOPLE GET READY into live performances of LAND OF HOPE AND DREAMS during The Rising Tour (see the live 16 Oct 2002 version) and the Working On A Dream Tour, and occasionally into live performances of THE PROMISED LAND during the Magic Tour. Lines from PEOPLE GET READY were also used in the studio version of LAND OF HOPE AND DREAMS.

Available Versions

List of available versions of PEOPLE GET READY on this website:

PEOPLE GET READY [Live 17 Oct 2005 version]
PEOPLE GET READY [Live 16 Oct 2008 version]
PEOPLE GET READY [Original The Impressions version]

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