Time has come today

Born and raised in Mississippi, Joe, Willie, Lester and George Chambers first honed their skills as choir members in their community’s Baptist church in the 1950s.  But as The Chambers Brothers they became part of the ‘60s wave that integrated blues and gospel with psychedelia.

Initially released in 1966, a timelier version of this song was featured as an 11-minute track on the brothers’ third album of the same name in late 1967.  Subsequently released as an abbreviated single it spent five weeks at  (hmmm) Number 11 on the Billboard charts, just missing the Top Ten.  As we begin to close out yet another year…“tik tok”…let’s not forget that much celebrated directive… “More cowbell!”

LISTEN TO TODAY’S SELECTION – Friday 28 December

Time Has Come Today

 Time has come today

Young hearts can go their way

Can’t put it off another day

I don’t care what others say

They say we don’t listen anyway

Time has come today

(Hey)

 Oh.

The rules have changed today

(Hey)

I have no place to stay

(Hey)

I’m thinking about the subway

(Hey)

My love has flown away

(Hey)

My tears have come and gone

(Hey)

Oh my Lord, I have to roam

(Hey)

I have no home

(Hey)

I have no home

(Hey)

 Now the time has come

(Time)

There’s no place to run

(Time)

I might get burned up by the sun

(Time)

But I had my fun

(Time)

I’ve been loved and put aside

(Time)

I’ve been crushed by the tumbling tide

(Time)

And my soul has been psychedelicized

(Time)

 (Time)

Now the time has come

(Time)

There are things to realize

(Time)

Time has come today

(Time)

Time has come today

(Time)

 Time [x11]

 Oh

Now the time has come

(Time)

There’s no place to run

(Time)

I might get burned up by the sun

(Time)

But I had my fun

(Time)

I’ve been loved and put aside

(Time)

I’ve been crushed by tumbling tide

(Time)

And my soul has been psychedelicized

(Time)

(Time)

Now the time has come

(Time)

There are things to realize

(Time)

Time has come today

(Time)

Time has come today

(Time)

 Time [x4]

Yeah

 

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