Q174 Transcript

Transcript prepared by Fielding M. McGehee III. If you use this material, please credit The Jonestown Institute. Thank you.

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End of song 1:

Message in our music
Music
Message in our music
Music
Message in our music

Man: Oh, yeah, that’s the Jonestown Express. And now we’re gonna-

(Tape edit)

Song 2:

There ain’t really no reason for you to be sad,
Hey, well,
‘Cause I know it can’t be, it can’t be (unintelligible word)
Baby, baby
There’s a smile on your face
Why don’t you be who you are
I know you can’t fathom
It’s too long a time
To make it happen
Oh, yeah,
That’s the only way to be
(unintelligible word) make it happen.
Honey you will see,
There ain’t no reason that you have to sit down, yeah
You do it if you want to, and you’re positive, yeah, well
People born to be free
Free to see who you are
I know you can better
If you will only try
And make it happen
Oh, yeah, that’s the only way to be
Make it happen.
Darling, you will see.
There ain’t no reason for you to sad,
No, well,
‘Cause I know it can’t be, it can’t be (unintelligible word)
Baby, baby
There’s a smile on your face
Why don’t you be who you are
I know you can’t fathom
It’s too real long a time to make it happen
Oh, that’s the only way to be,
And make it happen
Honey you will see.

(Song 3) (“Keep On Dancing”, by the Jackson 5)

Baby, baby, listen to me,
Yeah, there’s something your eyes should see
Tell you what you got to do
You just follow, I’ll let you through
Keep on dancin’
Let the music take your mind.
Keep on dancin’
Have a real, real good time
Keep on dancin’
Why don’t you get up off the floor
Keep on dancin’
You can’t get no more
Keep dancin’, dancin’, yeah
Get up off the floor
Dancin’ (unintelligible word) will make you happy
And happy’s what you want to be
Dancin’ fast, just spinning round
Dancin’ slow, when you get down
You keep on dancin’
Let the music take your mind.
Keep on dancin’, ha!
Have a real, real good time
Why don’t you get up off the floor
Keep on dancin’
Just can’t get no-
Keep on dancin’, dancin’
Hey hey hey hey hey hey hey hey
All right all right all right all right all right all right all right
Get up off your feet and dance, dance
Get up off your feet and dance, dance
Get up off your feet and dance, dance
Hey, get up off your feet and dance, dance
Get up off your feet and dance, dance
Get up off your feet and dance, dance
Get up off your feet and dance, dance
All right all right all right all right all right
Hey hey hey hey

(Song 4)

Beatles Song, “I’ve Just Seen a Face,” Instrumental

(Tape edit)

(Song 5)

Mmmm
Oh yeah
I have never yet been so loved
In love before
But a (unintelligible word) from Jonestown made me my life
So (unintelligible word), so right
Jonestown gave me something new
That I never, never felt
Never seen and done
Something changed
Gone with (unintelligible word) feeling I had before
When we had this much more than they could see
Love
I never knew that his love could mean so much
And what a difference
And when we walked hand in hand
I feel so (unintelligible word)
Yes, Jim Jones gave me something new that I never, never had,
Never dreamed of
Something changed,
(unintelligible line) feeling I had before
Oh no,
When we had this much more than they could see
Oh yeah, now
When we had this much more than they can see
We can sing that
When we had this much more than they could see
Oh yeah,
We’ve got so much, darlin’
Oh, when we had this much more than they could see
Can see, can see

(Song 6)

Slow, slow down,
Slow down, slowdown
Slow, slow down, girl
Slow down, slowdown
Take my hand
Come with me, baby, to love me
Let me show you how sweet it can be, yeah
Sharing love here with me
I want you to slow, slow down, girl
Slow down, slow down,
Oh, baby, slow down
Yeah, slow down, slow down

(Spoken) My name is Charles
And I like a lady who loves everything about herself
I love a lady who knows how to handle herself
And if this fits you, this is what I want you to do

(Sings)
Mmm, yeah
Take my hand, girl,
Come with me, baby, to love me, yeah
Let me show you how sweet it can be, baby
Sharing love here with me
And I want you to slow, slow down, girl
Slow down, slow down
Ooh, baby
Ooh, yeah, slow down.

(Musical interlude)

Oh, take my hand, girl,
Come with me, baby, to love me,
Let me show you how sweet it can be, girl
Sharing love here with me
I want you to slow, slow down, child
Slow down, slow down
Slow with Ponch [Garry Dartez Johnson, aka Poncho], y’all
Slow down, yeah,
Slow down, slow down
Slow down, yeah
Slow down, slow down
Ohh, girl, slow, slow down
Slow down, slow down

(Tape edit)

Poncho: This song is dedicated to our mom [Marceline Jones], since she is back, and I’d like to dedicate it in your honor, especially. Everybody should give her a hand. That’s right. Aren’t y’all glad she’s back?

(Song 7: “The Greatest Love Of All”)

I believe that children are our future
Teach them well and let them lead the way
Show them all the beauty they possess inside
Give them a sense of pride to make it easier
To let the children’s laughter remind us how we used to be
I decided long ago
Never to walk in anyone’s shadow
If I fail, if I succeed
At least I have lived as I believe
No matter what they take from us
They can’t take away our dignity
Because the greatest love of all
What’s happening to me
I found the greatest love of all inside of me
The greatest love of all
Is easy to achieve
Learning to love yourself is the greatest love of all
I believe the children are our future
Teach them well and let them lead the way
Show them all the beauty they possess inside
Give them a sense of pride, huh,
To make it easier
To let the children laughter
Remind us how it used to be
I decided-
Never to walk in anyone’s shadow
If I fail, if I succeed
At least I have lived as I believe
No matter what they take from us
They can’t take away our dignity
Because the greatest love of all
What’s happening to me
I found that greatest love of all inside of me
The greatest love of all
Is easy to achieve
Learning to love yourself is the greatest love of all
And if by chance that better place

(tape fades)

Leads you to a lonely place
Find a friend in love

Marceline: With- Hue Fortson and I said, everybody looks alike, they all look miserable. They all looked like scrooges.

Crowd: (Reacts)

Marceline: It’s beautiful to be here, and uh, I got many letters from people here while I was gone, but the one that I got from Poncho was a little different than the rest. And I really appreciate it. He said, “Mom, I really miss you, ’cause when you shake your finger in somebody’s face,” (Laughs) “they know you mean it, and we step to.” And I appreciated the fact that he knew that I did it because I cared. I’m not always right, but I usually say it like I see it, and you have a right to say, you know, well, there’s a little more information that you don’t have and- and I changed my mind. But that was what I got from Poncho, you know. I sure miss you sha- shaking your finger in my face. Thanks for that song, Poncho. It’s beautiful. It’s one of my favorite songs.

Crowd: (Applause)

(Tape edit)

(Song 8)

(Instrumental)

(Tape edit)

(Song 9: “Betcha by golly wow”)

There’s a spark of magic in your eyes
Candyland appears each time you smile
Never thought that fairy tales come true
But they come true, when I’m near you
You’re a genie in disguise
Full of wonder and surprise, oh
Betcha by golly wow
You’re the one that I’ve been waiting for forever
And ever will my love for you
Keep growing strong, keep growing strong
Betcha by gol-
If I could, I’d catch a falling star
To shine on you
So I’ll know where you are
Order rainbows in your favorite shade
Say I love you, thinking of you
Write my name across the sky

Anything you ask, I’ll try oh
Betcha by golly wow
You’re the one that I’ve been waiting for forever
And ever will my love for you
Keep growing strong, keep growing strong oh
Betcha by golly wow
You’re the one that I’ve been waiting for forever
And ever will my love for you
Keep growing strong, keep growing strong oh
Betcha by golly wow
You’re the one that I’ve been waiting for forever
And ever will my love for you
Keep growing strong, keep growing strong

(Song 10: “Our Love”)

Ollie Marie Smith: You’re my morning star
Shining brightly beside me
And if we keep this love
We will last through all eternity
Just the way we are, I love it, love is
It’s just the way it should be
‘Cause our love will stand tall as a tree
Our love will spread wide as the sea
Our love will shine bright in the night
Like the stars above
And we’ll always be together,
Yeah, yeah
My love is surely one thing
You can surely depend on
In times of darkness and fear
I go to you, I know you’ll make me strong
Oh, you’re gonna make me happy
Yeah, I’m gonna make you smile
‘Cause our love will stand tall as a tree
Our love will be for the whole world to see
Our love will change people wrong to right
And will never die
‘Cause we’ll always have each other
Hoo-hoo
Our love will stand tall as a tree
Our love will spread wide as the sea
Our love will shine bright in the night
Like the stars above
And we’ll always be together, yeah
Our love
We got a mighty fine love
Hey, hey baby
Our love
We got a good old-fashioned love
Hey
Our love
We got a mighty, mighty fine love
Ooh, that’s right
Break it down
Just a little
Because love is nice, love is sweet
Loft is soft and love is gentle
Love is joy, love is pain
Love is laughing in the rain
I’ve got love on my mind
Love is always right on time
Love is you and love is me
Love is just a little baby
I’ve got love on my mind
Love is always right on time

Love is you and love is me
Love is gonna set me free
My love
We got a mighty, mighty good love
Hey, hey baby
Our love
We got a mighty, mighty good love
Hey- our love
We got a good old-fashioned love
You know what I’m talking about
I know
Our love

Man: One more time for Ollie Smith. Oh yeah. Right on.

Smith: Woo.

(Tape edit)

(Song 11: “Alfie)

Smith: -we live, what’s it all about?
When we sort it out, Alfie?
Are we meant to take more
Than we give
Or are we meant to be kind?
And if only fools are kind, Alfie,
Then I guess it is wise to be cruel.
And if life belongs
Only to the strong, Alfie,
What would you lend
On an old golden rule?
As sure as I don’t believe
There’s a heaven above, Alfie
I know there’s something much more,
Something even non-believers
Can believe in.
I believe in love, Alfie.
Without true love
We just exist,
You’re nothing, Alfie.
Until you find
The love you’ve missed
You’re nothing, Alfie.
When you walk
Let your heart lead the way
And you’ll find love any day, Alfie, Alfie.

(Tape edit)

(Song 12: “Summertime”)

Summertime
And the livin’ is easy,
Fish are jumpin’
And the cotton is high.
Oh, your daddy’s rich
And somebody told me yo’ mama’s good lookin’
So hush, little baby,
Don’t you cry.
One of these mornin’s,
I’m gonna rise up singin’
Then I’ll spread my wings
An’ I’ll take to the sky.
But until that mornin’ comes,
There’s ain’t nothin’ gonna harm me
Yeah, yeah
With Mama and Daddy
Standin’ by.
Summertime, summertime
And the livin’ is easy,
Fish are jumpin’
And that old cotton is high.
Oh, your daddy’s rich, your daddy’s rich
And yo’ mama, yo’ mama’s good lookin’
So hush, little baby,
Don’t you cry.

End of tape

Tape originally posted February 2005

Originally posted on June 16th, 2013.

Last modified on March 31st, 2014.
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