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And When I Die
by Blood Sweat And Tears

And when I die and when I'm dead, dead and gone,
there'll be one child born and a world to carry on, to carry on.

I'm not scared of dying and I don't really care.
If it's peace you find in dying, well, then let the time be near.
If it's peace you find in dying, when dying time is here,
just bundle up my coffin cause it's cold way down there,
I hear that's it's cold way down there, yeah, crazy cold way down there.
And when I die and when I'm gone,
there'll be one child born and a world to carry on, to carry on.

My troubles are many, they're as deep as a well.
I can swear there ain't no heaven but I pray there ain't no hell.
Swear there ain't no heaven and pray there ain't no hell,
but I'll never know by living, only my dying will tell,
only my dying will tell, yeah, only my dying will tell.
And when I die and when I'm gone,
there'll be one child born and a world to carry on, to carry on.

Give me my freedom for as long as I be.
All I ask of living is to have no chains on me.
All I ask of living is to have no chains on me,
and all I ask of dying is to go naturally, only want to go naturally.
Don't want to go by the devil, don't want to go by the demon,
don't want to go by Satan, don't want to die uneasy,
just let me go naturally.
And when I die and when I'm gone,
there'll be one child born, there'll be one child born.
When I die, there'll be one child born.
When I die, there'll be one child born.
When I die, there'll be one child born.
When I die, there'll be one child born.

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Written by: LAURA NYRO

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epikate32

this album helped me through Nam 69-70

SuperSpectre1

@steve armstrong 432nd CSGP..MY BROTHER

SuperSpectre1

I heard that BROTHER..I was there 2 years later..432nd CSGP.MEDIC!!

Bill Glass

@ROB-IN-PHILLY thank you. all OK now!!!

ROB-IN-PHILLY

@epikate32I see mostly Nam Vets at the VA...I hope you're able to get around well enough...Shows your toughness to make it as long as you have... You got a lot of love with your comment, and deservedly so...Respect to you!

ROB-IN-PHILLY

@Bill Glass :)... good health to you!

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Maria Jensen

My husband bought this first vinyl in 1968 and play this song in 2013 every day when he knew he was dying of cancer ... this song gives me great comfort now.

Robert Sensat

Great bass line

Rae Eliot

death should be a victory..of a humanitarians life...god bless your heart..raymond Michael

Martin Warford

rcowboy1953 I care. please let us know how you're Carrying On. God Bless You!

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