"You Gotta Move" as written by and Reverend Gary Davis Fred Mcdowell....
You gotta move
You gotta move
You gotta move, child
You gotta move
Oh, when the Lord get ready
You gotta move

You may be high
You may be low
You may be rich, child
You may be poor
But when the Lord get ready
You gotta move

You see that woman
Who walks the street
You see that police
Upon his beat
But then the Lord get ready
You gotta move

You gotta move

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"You Gotta Move" as written by Fred Mcdowell Gary Davis

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    General CommentYes, they did cover it from " Fred McDowell and Rev. Gary Davis". The Reverand also wrote "Prodigal son" that they covered as well. I believe personally it is about the high power. God doesn't care if your rich, poor, but when he's ready you gotta move! Great song. Apparently Fred and Gary were very flattered with the stones version because they kept to the original style of the song but added some extra "oomph" with the drums and double guitars. One of the stones most traditional blues song IMO.
    RiversideGuitariston August 19, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentCould someone as mighty and immortal as Mick write this? This song is soulful and very aware of mortality. This has got to be a New Orleans gospel song they lifted or wrote over?
    coo2kachooon April 14, 2005   Link
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    General CommentIt says trad. in the album, so it is a blues cover. It is about judgement day maybe?
    tootsveganon September 17, 2005   Link
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    General Commentexactly my thoughts very bluesy
    heyjude55on May 01, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI love how they sound like american Indians chanting at the end of it.
    NomadMonadon February 12, 2016   Link
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    General Commentyou got to move
    sdz896542on October 17, 2016   Link

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