People get ready

ALL

Soprano

Alto1

Alto2

Tenor

Bass

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People Get Ready
by Curtis Mayfield

Intro
S+A+T: Doot-doo etc

Ostinato
B+T: Dum dum dum dum etc

Verse 1
S+A People get ready, there’s a train comin’
Don’t need no baggage for your journey to start
Love’s all you need to keep those diesels hummin’
And you don’t need no ticket, you just open your heart

B+T: Dum dum dum dum etc

Chorus
S+A+T All aboard, get on board x4

B: Dum dum dum dum etc

Verse 2
B: (do-do-do) People get ready to join the chorus
Picking up passengers as we pick up the pace
Love is the key, it opens doors and borders
And there’s room for all inside the human ray, do-do-do

S: ooh ooh pick up the pace
ooh ooh human race

A+T: doot-do doot-do doot-do pick up the pace
doot-do doot-do doot-do human race

Chorus
S+A+T All aboard, get on board x4

B: Dum dum dum dum etc

Verse 3
S: Shhhhp There’s a train coming, shp shp coming down the track
shp shp if you ain’t ready better step well back
Shhhhp This train’s been running, shp shp since time began
shp shp running on love of your fellow man

A: Shhhhp shp There’s a train coming, shp shp coming down the track
shp shp if you ain’t ready better step well back
Shhhhp shp This train’s been running, shp shp since time began
shp shp running on the love of your fellow man

T: Shhhhp shp shp There’s a train coming, shp shp coming down the track
shp shp ready better step well back
Shhhhp shp shp This train’s been running, shp shp since time began
shp shp love of your fellow man

B: Do-do-do dum, do-do-do dum, step well back
Do-do-do dum, do-do-do dum, fellow man, do-do-do

Chorus
S+A+T All aboard, get on board x4

B: Dum dum dum dum etc

Chorus
S+A+T All aboard, get on board x4

A: People get ready, there’s a train comin’
Don’t need no baggage for your journey to start
Love’s all you need to keep those diesels hummin’
And you don’t need no ticket, you just open your heart

B: Dum dum dum dum etc

Intro
S+A+T: Doot-doo etc

B: Shhp x12 shhhhhhhhhhhhhh

Song by Curtis Mayfield.