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Solomon Burke - Don't Give Up On Me The Judgement


  • ISRC:USFP60338107
  • Recorded:2002
  •  ©2002 Epitaph
  • Tenor Saxophone:Bennie Wallace
  • Backing Vocals:Niki Harris
  • Backing Vocals:Jean McClain
  • Organ:Rudy Copeland
  • Electric Guitar:Daniel Lanois
  • Backing Vocals:Clarence Fountain
  • Backing Vocals:Jimmy Carter
  • Backing Vocals:Bishop Billy Bowers
  • Backing Vocals:Ben Moore
  • Backing Vocals:Eric McKinnie
  • Backing Vocals:Caleb Butler
  • Backing Vocals:Joey Williams
  • Backing Vocals:Tracy Pierce
  • Vocals, Piano, Electric Guitar:Solomon Burke
  • Electric Guitar:Chris Bruce
  • Piano, Keyboard:David Palmer
  • Bass:David Piltch
  • Drums, Percussion:Jay Bellerose


The accused will rise
To be torn in two
Guilty of nothin' but loving you
This is the judgement

And I'm willin' to plead
How you don't want me
Hopin' this torment will cease
Will I be released?

There'll be lies, there'll be tears
A jury of your peers
With a pitiful look of experience
Hand down the judgement

And if I done wrong
And loved you too long
Stand up and just testify
How can you deny?

Objection overruled
I wait for my reprieve
With the trust of the deceived
The wisdom of the fool

It's his sorrowful face
Too heavy for his head
'Cos he bowed it as something come over him
It was the judgement

And he falls to his knees
Have mercy on me
He clings to the hem of her gown
She says "Just take him down"

Just take him down
Just take him down