Patriot Song (Come As I Am)

Patriot Song (Come As I Am)

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Patriot Song (Come As I Am) ---- public domain rewrite, music, arrangement, copyright 2018 ustaknow (alias) all rights reserved

"Just As I Am"
Original Words, Music: Charlotte Elliott | William Batchelder Bradbury
Original Words: Public Domain
Original Music: Public Domain

-- I happened across an interview of a well known (multi-genre) who spoke of covering this hymn. So, as I do, --I wondered why, so had a look.

For some reason it immediately translated in my head-space into this and was done in like under an hour, 15 min. Then, I added a bunch of stuff, came back later and took it all out Crazy So, this track is a one take one voice one guitar as writing it, -- but left the pulsing Bass 2-chords under it... added some dimension I think, (it was hypnotic to do and would get lost, loose my spot, not hit the simple chord change... weird huh...).

-- Anyway, so, derUgo Smile

Lyrics: 

D A D
Just as I am, wit - hout one plea
A G D
But that my blood, gets shed for thee
D G D
And that you bidd’st, me come to you
A // G // D
A - merica..., I come..., I come // //

D A D
Just as I am and waiting not
A G D
To rid us our enemies, a dark blot
D G D
With you too, whose blood-fill each spot
A // G // D
A - merica..., I come..., I come // //

D A D
Just as I am, you gladly receive
A G D
Welcome, pardon, cleanse and relieve
D G D
Because your promise, I believe
A // G // D
A - merica..., I come..., I come // //

D A G D
A - mer - ica your love, yet seems unknown
D A
With every barrier, broken down
G A
Many malign, preen bark and fuss
G A
Yet A - merica's lambs, of God refine
G A G A
A - merica no a - ppology, A - merica right or wrong for me
D A
Understand world, please..., --try one more time
G G A D
Or we'll crush you to dust, for hock - ing... li ber ty



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Comments

Loved it Stilldoes! It would go so perfectly in the film last flag flying , my pick of films of 2018. Awesome.

tcelliott's picture

That's a classic sounding melody. .I love it when traditional songs/lyrics get a fresh new take.

musicsongwriter's picture

Enjoyable listen, beautiful singing and playing. Very cool patriotic song. Instant classic.
Nadia