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Hope Nunnery & Steve Tarshis: Music

Watch Man

(Hope Nunnery)
May 16, 2007
Hope Nunnery
© 2006

for Dessie Pearl Hatfield and John Jackson

Lamb in the graveyard, lamb alone
Lil’ ear missing, lil’ foot gone
Watching, watching some child’s bones
Lamb don’t know he cold like stone
Lamb don’t know he cold like stone

Chorus:

Watch man watching, He watching you
Watching, watching over you
Watch man watching, He watching you
'Cause that is what the watch man do

Rattling, rattling that you hear
Last hard breath drawing near
Watching, watching one so dear, when they
Lay on down won’t feel no fear
Lay on down won’t feel no fear

Chorus:

Watch man watching, He watching you
Watching, watching over you
Watch man watching, He watching you
'Cause that is what the watch man do

Break

Callous on his music hands
Grave digger stands in neck deep sand
Watching, watching shoveling man
Hear his tattered angel band
Hear his tattered angel band

Chorus:

Watch man watching, He watching you
Watching, watching over you
Watch man watching, He watching you
'Cause that is what the watch man do

Bridge:

Father, Son, Holy Ghost
Mother love missed the most
Lost in dreams of lay-me-down, where
Lambs are lost and seldom found