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Les Baxter – Sinner Man lyrics

Sinner man
Where you gonna run to
Sinner man
Where you gonna run to
Sinner man
Where you gonna run to
All on that day

Well, I run to the moon
Moon, won't you hide me
Run to the moon
Moon, won't you hide me
Run to the moon
Moon, won't you hide me
All on that day

The Lord said, sinner man
The moon will be a-bleeding
The Lord said, sinner man
The moon will be a-bleeding
The Lord said, sinner man
The moon will be a-bleeding
All on that day

Well then, I run to the stars
Stars, won't you hide me
Run to the stars
Stars, won't you hide me
Run to the stars
Stars, won't you hide me
All on that day

The Lord said, sinner man
The stars will be a-falling
The Lord said, sinner man
The stars will be a-falling
The Lord said, sinner man
The stars will be a-falling
All on that day

Well then, I run to the sea
Sea, won't you hide me
Run to the sea
Sea, won't you hide me
Run to the sea
Sea, won't you hide me
All on that day

The Lord said, sinner man
The sea will be a-boiling
The Lord said, sinner man
The sea will be a-boiling
The Lord said, sinner man
The sea will be a-boiling
All on that day

Oh, Lord, Lord
Won't you hide me
Lord, Lord
Won't you hide me
Lord, Lord
Won't you hide me
All on that day

The Lord said, sinner man
You shoulda been a-praying
The Lord said, sinner man
You shoulda been a-praying
The Lord said, sinner man
You shoulda been a-praying
All on that day

Oh, Lord, Lord
Look at me praying
Lord, Lord
Look at me praying
Lord, Lord
Look at me praying

The Lord said, sinner man
You prayed too late
The Lord said, sinner man
You prayed too late
The Lord said, sinner man
You prayed too late
All on that day

Well, then, Satan, Satan
Won't you hide me
Satan, Satan
Won't you hide me
Satan, Satan
Won't you hide me
All on that day

Satan said, sinner man
Come right in
Satan said, sinner man
Come right in
Satan said, sinner man
Come right in
All on that day



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    Aside from the biblical references (book of revelation chapter 6-8), it relates to african slaves brought to jamaica initially by the spanish, some of whom escaped and mixed with the indigenous taino tribes to form the maroons. The landscape of the jamaican interior provided a backdrop of opportunities for ambushes where the maroons were able to fight back against their oppressors (that is until around the end of 18th century when the british imported hundred of bloodhounds to hunt down the maroons). Where did they run to in the end? Most got deported first to nova scotia in canada and from there they got shipped to sugar colonies in sierra leone, west africa.
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