Working on the Building

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Words & Music: W.O. Hoyle/ Lillian Boulas
I’m working on the building
It's a true foundation
I'm holding up the blood-stained
Banner for my lord
Well I never get tired, tired, tired of working on the building
I'm going up to heaven to get my reward

I’m working on the building
It's a true foundation
I'm holding up the blood-stained
Banner for my lord
Well I never get tired, tired, tired of working on the building
I'm going up to heaven oh yeah, to get my reward

I’m working on the building
It's a true foundation
I'm holding up the blood-stained
Banner for my lord
Well I never get tired, tired, tired of working on the building
I'm going up to heaven oh yeah, to get my reward

I’m working on the building
It's a true foundation
I'm holding up the blood-stained
Banner for my lord
Well I never get tired, tired, tired of working on the building
I'm going up to heaven oh yeah, to get my reward

I’m working on the building
It's a true foundation
I'm holding up the blood-stained
Banner for my lord
Well I never get tired, tired, tired of working on the building
I'm going up to heaven oh yeah, to get my reward
Recorded: 1960/10/30, first released on His Hand in Mine

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sugartummy (profilecontact) wrote on Jun 24, 2013report abuse
This is the kind of gospel I really like; the fast, rocking gospel. Brilliant.
Steve V (profilecontact) wrote on Jul 8, 2012report abuse
I liked it more in 1960. I hear it now, and it really doesnt move me at all. Wish Elvis would have done it the way John Fogerty did, the more traditional way.
freedom101 (profilecontact) wrote on Nov 26, 2011report abuse
A great uplifting song!
GEORGE (GK) (profilecontact) wrote on Jul 13, 2010report abuse
Elvis and the Jodanaires, sing it well, and the band, plays it well, but, I never cared for this song.
JerryNodak (profilecontact) wrote on Jul 12, 2010report abuse
As to the point about Elvis becoming a sing-a-long singer here. I believe that's was his intention. He became part of the group. Much as he becomes part of the group during "A Thing Called Love" on the "He Touched Me" album in '71.
shoesuedeblues (profilecontact) wrote on Jul 12, 2010report abuse
I have this love hate feeling about the Jordanaires, Stamps etc. Ok they were loved by Elvis but I feel that their sound dated Elvis' music to a great extent. This is an example of a vocal group almost relagating Elvis to the ranks of a singalong singer.
JLpResLey (profilecontact) wrote on Jul 12, 2010report abuse
I like it a lot. Good job by Elvis and The Jordanaires. I think it´s a performance that I wouldn´t associate with gospel music, mainly because of the instrument that dominate this performance. For me it´s all about that guitar, it makes the song sound really refreshing and energetic, and it works well along with all the voices.
Deano1 (profilecontact) wrote on Jul 12, 2010report abuse
A fine gospel track with Elvis sharing the spotlight with the Jordinaires. Elvis must have loved doing songs like this since he grew up idolizing the gospel quartets and groups. On this one, Elvis is living his boyhood dream.
JerryNodak (profilecontact) wrote on Jul 12, 2010report abuse
I didn't care for this song back in 1960 when I was 10. Here it is 50 years later and I still don't like it.
old shep (profilecontact) wrote on Jul 12, 2010report abuse
A good energetic gospel song with the Jordanaires to prominent by far.
dgirl (profilecontact) wrote on Aug 1, 2009report abuse
A good Gospel tune, but I feel Elvis holds back a bit. He let the Jords kind of take over the song, but it is a nice closing number to his first Gospel LP.

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