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Alec Ounsworth - Mo Beauty Holy, Holy, Holy Moses (song for New Orleans)


  • ISRC:USEP40924003
  • Recorded:2009 Piety Street Studio
  •  ©2009 Anti Inc.
  • Vocals, Acoustic and Wobble Guitars, Bass Synthesizers:Alec Ounsworth
  • Baritone Acoustic Guitar:Matt Sutton
  • Piano, Synthesizer:Robert Walter


Holy, Holy, Holy Moses,
Can’t you hear me, Holy Moses?
Good God, I said I’ve seen rain and fire,
Lord God knows that I’ve seen rain and fire

Holy, Holy, Holy Moses,
Don’t you feel me, Holy Moses?
I’m a stranger to my own homeland,
Stranger stranger to myself I am,
Are you a stranger to me too?
Don’t tell me . . .

God spilled rain upon the water,
And the car got sunk,
And my Ma got drunk,
And my faith got shook,
How can I claim New Orleans?
I’m just wishing that the sun shines on my brother.

Holy, Holy, Holy Moses,
Don’t you fear me, Holy moses,
I have put your portrait in the sand,
High tide come and there I go again.