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Riff: Mavis Staples – “Woke Up This Morning (With My Mind On Jesus)”

Jun 25, 2013

Well walkin’ and talkin’ with my mind/Stayin’ on Jesus/Halleluh, halleluh, hallelujah

Tackling the gospel favourite made famous by Tennessee country-blues legend Fred McDowell, Staples’ voice cracks under the weight of her devotion to the son of God while Tweedy adds to the jubilant atmosphere with a rousing rhythm guitar hook and some fervent handclaps.

Riff by Jon O'Brien

Jon O'Brien is a UK-based staff writer for SONGLYRICS. He holds a journalism degree from the University of Central Lancashire and has written thousands of biographies and reviews for Allmusic.com, among several other pieces for established music publications.

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