Dese Bones G'Wine Rise Again
The Seekers Lyrics


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Well the Lord He thought he'd make a man
Dese bones are gonna rise again
Made them out of mud and a little bit of sand
Dese bones are gonna rise again

Lord I knew it didn't I know it?
Dese bones are gonna rise again
Lord I knew it didn't I know it?
Dese bones are gonna rise again

The Lord He thought he'd make a woman too
Dese bones are gonna rise again
But He didn't know exactly what to do
Dese bones are gonna rise again

So He took a rib from Adam's side
Dese bones are gonna rise again
And He made Miss Eve for to be his bride
Dese bones are gonna rise again

Lord I knew it didn't I know it?
Dese bones are gonna rise again
Lord I knew it didn't I know it?
Dese bones are gonna rise again

Put 'em in the garden fine and fair
Dese bones are gonna rise again
He said You eat whatever is there
Dese bones are gonna rise again

But there's one tree you must not touch
Dese bones are gonna rise again
'Cause I want them apples for my lunch
Dese bones are gonna rise again

Lord I knew it didn't I know it?
Dese bones are gonna rise again
Lord I knew it didn't I know it?
Dese bones are gonna rise again

Eve she took a little pull
Dese bones are gonna rise again
And then she filled her apron full
Dese bones are gonna rise again

And Adam took a little slice
Dese bones are gonna rise again
He smacked his lips and said It's nice
Dese bones are gonna rise again

Lord I knew it didn't I know it?
Dese bones are gonna rise again
Lord I knew it didn't I know it?
Dese bones are gonna rise again

The Lord He came a-snoopin' round
Dese bones are gonna rise again
And He saw the apple core on the ground
Dese bones are gonna rise again

And the Lord He spoke in a monstrous voice
Dese bones are gonna rise again
And He shook this world to its very joints
Dese bones are gonna rise again

Oh Adam Adam where art thou?
Dese bones are gonna rise again
O'er here Massa Lord I'se comin' now
Dese bones are gonna rise again

Lord I knew it didn't I know it?
Dese bones are gonna rise again
Lord I knew it didn't I know it?
Dese bones are gonna rise again

Well stole my apples I believe
Dese bones are gonna rise again
Oh no Massa Lord I 'spect was Eve
Dese bones are gonna rise again

Well out of this garden you must get
Dese bones are gonna rise again
When you're livin' by your sweat
Dese bones are gonna rise again

And He put an Angel at the door
Dese bones are gonna rise again
And He said You never come back no more
Dese bones are gonna rise again

Well all this song there ain't no more
Dese bones are gonna rise again
Oh Eve ate the apple and Adam ate the core
Dese bones are gonna rise again

Lord I knew it didn't I know it?
Dese bones are gonna rise again
Lord I knew it didn't I know it?
Dese bones are gonna rise
Lord I knew it didn't I know it?
Dese bones are gonna rise again




Lord I knew it didn't I know it?
Dese bones are gonna rise again

Overall Meaning

The Seekers' song "Dese Bones G'Wine Rise Again" is a gospel-inspired song that tells the story of creation, Adam and Eve's fall from grace, and the exile from the Garden of Eden. The lyrics depict how God created man and woman and placed them in the Garden of Eden with only one rule to follow – not to eat from the forbidden tree. However, Eve is tempted by the serpent and convinces Adam to take a bite of the apple, leading to their expulsion from paradise. The song suggests that although humans have sinned and been exiled, there is hope for redemption and resurrection.


The lyrics are written in a dialect that represents the African American community, which adds to the religious and cultural significance of the song. The repetition of the phrase "Dese bones are gonna rise again" underscores the message of resurrection and hope for the future. Moreover, the song highlights the importance of obedience, the consequences of sin, and the possibility of salvation. The song has become a staple of gospel and folk music and is often performed at church services and spiritual gatherings.


Line by Line Meaning

Well the Lord He thought he'd make a man
God decided to create a man


Dese bones are gonna rise again
The creation of mankind will persevere through good and bad times


Made them out of mud and a little bit of sand
God made humans out of the earth


Lord I knew it didn't I know it?
This concept of creation is something that is known and expected


The Lord He thought he'd make a woman too
God thought that it would be good to create a female


But He didn't know exactly what to do
God was not sure how to proceed with creating a woman


So He took a rib from Adam's side
God created Eve with one of Adam's ribs


And He made Miss Eve for to be his bride
Eve was created to be Adam's wife


Put 'em in the garden fine and fair
Adam and Eve were placed in a beautiful garden


He said You eat whatever is there
God permitted Adam and Eve to eat everything present in the garden


But there's one tree you must not touch
God instructed Adam and Eve not to eat from one particular tree


'Cause I want them apples for my lunch
God wanted the fruit from the tree for Himself


Eve she took a little pull
Eve consumed the forbidden fruit


And then she filled her apron full
After eating the fruit, Eve gathered more


And Adam took a little slice
Adam also ate from the fruit


He smacked his lips and said It's nice
Adam enjoyed the taste of the fruit


The Lord He came a-snoopin' round
God came to check on Adam and Eve


And He saw the apple core on the ground
God found evidence of Adam and Eve's disobedience


And the Lord He spoke in a monstrous voice
God spoke with great power and intensity


And He shook this world to its very joints
God caused the world to tremble with His power


Oh Adam Adam where art thou?
God called out to Adam


O'er here Massa Lord I'se comin' now
Adam responded to God's call


Well stole my apples I believe
God found that someone had taken the fruit from the forbidden tree


Oh no Massa Lord I 'spect was Eve
Adam blamed Eve for the disobedience


Well out of this garden you must get
God banished Adam and Eve from the garden


When you're livin' by your sweat
Adam and Eve would have to work hard to survive


And He put an Angel at the door
God placed an angel to guard the entrance to the garden


And He said You never come back no more
God forbid Adam and Eve from ever returning to the garden


Well all this song there ain't no more
The song is about to end


Oh Eve ate the apple and Adam ate the core
Adam and Eve both ate the forbidden fruit, leading to their banishment from the garden


Dese bones are gonna rise
Despite the challenges faced by mankind, they will continue to persevere and survive


Dese bones are gonna rise again
The human race will continue to exist and overcome obstacles


Lord I knew it didn't I know it?
The concept of humanity persevering is something that is known and expected


Lord I knew it didn't I know it?
The idea that mankind will continue to thrive in the face of adversity is not surprising


Dese bones are gonna rise again
The song concludes with a repetition of the idea that humanity will continue to persevere.




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@michaelhosking7425

loving this on vinyl too