Where Shall I Be?

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Where Shall I Be? (20073-2) - Blind Lemon Jefferson
Chicago c. October 1927, Pm 12585
E position pitched F

Where shall I be when the first trumpet sounds?
Where shall I be when it sounds so loud?
It sounds so loud, oh, and it wakes up the dead,
Where shall I be when it sounds?

Look over yonder what I see.
Where shall I be?
It's a band of angels askin',
Where shall I be?

Where shall I be when the first trumpet sounds?
Where shall I be when it sounds so loud?
It sounds so loud, oh, it wakes up the dead.
Where shall I be when it sounds?

I'll be trying on my garment when the first trumpet sounds.
Trying on my garment when it sounds so loud.
It sounds so loud, oh, it wakes up the dead.
Where shall I be when it sounds?

So little I thought he was gon' die.
Where shall I be?
This cute little baby laugh and cry.
Where shall I be?

Where shall I be when the first trumpet sounds?
Where shall I be when it sounds so loud?
Sounds so loud, oh, it wakes up the dead.
Where shall I be when it sounds?

I'll be trying on my robe when the first trumpet sounds.
Trying on my robe when it sounds so loud.
It sounds so loud, oh, it wakes up the dead.
Where shall I be when it sounds?

Where shall I be when the first trumpet sounds?
Where shall I be when it sounds so loud?
It sounds so loud, oh, it wakes up the dead.
Where shall I be when it sounds?

God told Noah by a rainbow sign.
Where shall I be?
It's no cool water but fire next time.
Where shall I be?

Where shall I be when the first trumpet sounds?
Where shall I be when it sounds so loud?
It sounds so loud, oh, it wakes up the dead.
Where shall I be when it sounds?

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