Got to Be There
Toots and The Maytals Lyrics


Lord I must know
If you've been weeping and wailing
Naughty, naughty
Who knows how that love had to linger on, somebody help

Got to be there
Got to be there
Got to be there
Just to answer to your name (I feel the spirit)
When the roll is called for your fate, aah (I feel the spirit)

If you go the bad way (I feel the spirit)
You must prepare to get bad pay (I feel the spirit)
The seed you sow, girl, thank God (I feel the spirit)
This you shall surely reap, my brother and sister, listen (I feel the spirit)

Oh, oh, hey, got to be there
Got to be there
Got to be there
Just to answer to your name when the roll is called for your fate

Lord have mercy now (I feel the spirit)
My brother Moses got to be there (I feel the spirit)
Also brother Peter got to be there (I feel the spirit)
The sinners got to be there, listen (I feel the spirit)
I've got to be there too, I've got to be there too, you know (I feel the spirit)

Got to be there
Got to be there
Got to be there
Just to answer to your name when the roll is called for your fate, hey, hey

Let me tell you now

Oh, ah, yeah
If you are from Canada
If you are from America (I feel the spirit)
If you are from Africa (I feel the spirit)
If you are from Jamaica (I feel the spirit)

You got to be there
Got to be there
Got to be there
Just to answer to your name when the roll is called for your fate

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Written by: Frederick Hibbert

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Most interesting comment from YouTube:

Eddy manijean

Lord, I must know.

If you've been weeping and wailing,
Naughty, naughty.
Who knows how that love had to linger on.
Got to be there.
Got to be there.
Got to be there.

Just to answer to your name,
When the roll is called for your fate.
If you go the bad way,
You must prepare to get bad pay.
The seed you sow, girl,
This you shall surely reap,
My brother and sister.
Got to be there.
Got to be there.
Got to be there.

Just to answer to your name,
When the roll is called for your fate
Lord, have mercy now. (I feel the Spirit)

Brother Moses got to be there.
Also brother Peter got to be there.
The sinners got to be there.
I've got to be there too.
Got to be there.
Got to be there.
Got to be there.

Just to answer to your name,
When the roll is called for your fate.

(..)

If you are from Canada.
If you are from America.
If you are from Africa.
If you are from Jamaica.
You got to be there.
Got to be there.
Got to be there.
Just to answer to your name,
When the roll is called for your fate..



All comments from YouTube:

Orville Grant

I cant count the amount of time I replay this song...And I am not a Christian ...Fantastic! Toots Cannot duplicated!

Ujuani68

You don't HAVE to be Christian, Jew or Muslim. Just BE WITH the words...
God will be there with you. 😀👍

Eddy manijean

Lord, I must know.

If you've been weeping and wailing,
Naughty, naughty.
Who knows how that love had to linger on.
Got to be there.
Got to be there.
Got to be there.

Just to answer to your name,
When the roll is called for your fate.
If you go the bad way,
You must prepare to get bad pay.
The seed you sow, girl,
This you shall surely reap,
My brother and sister.
Got to be there.
Got to be there.
Got to be there.

Just to answer to your name,
When the roll is called for your fate
Lord, have mercy now. (I feel the Spirit)

Brother Moses got to be there.
Also brother Peter got to be there.
The sinners got to be there.
I've got to be there too.
Got to be there.
Got to be there.
Got to be there.

Just to answer to your name,
When the roll is called for your fate.

(..)

If you are from Canada.
If you are from America.
If you are from Africa.
If you are from Jamaica.
You got to be there.
Got to be there.
Got to be there.
Just to answer to your name,
When the roll is called for your fate..

kirk cavenaugh

Thank U

mikigamba

I love this song, and for me In the Dark it's the best album from Toots Hibbert and The Maytals

Lawrence Njawe

Agreed. Although some critics point to Funky Kingston. But this one is my favorite...

kirk cavenaugh

One of the best albums ever........

kirk cavenaugh

Best vibes ever.. I love u toots

Arlena F.

Sing it Toots!!! Love this song. May of this year was the first time I ever heard this song at a Bunny Wailer concert in NYC. Love it ever since.

Crispymenace

the guitar in this gets me every time..
so good.
cheers.

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