Q978 Transcript

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

To return to the Tape Index, click here.
To read the Tape Summary, click here. To listen to MP3, click here.

Jones: (unintelligible)

Crowd: (unintelligible milling, several children’s voices)

Jones: (unintelligible intro) (tape edit) saying you had some rehearsal for us, so let’s do the first one you did, then the second one again. So everybody join in and listen to her lead– would you– would you lead– hold the microphone for her, so she can lead and direct, uh, so everyone will raise their voices. Hmm? (Starts to hum)

(Pause)

(Songs accompanied by organ)

(Song 1, performed by unidentified woman)

Climbing up the mountain, trying to reach the top
Almost finished my battle
Gone half-way
And we just can’t stop
Just like the (unintelligible) mountain, (unintelligible)
I can see Father standing just to the left
I thank Father, I’m reaching for the top

Climbing up the mountain,
We’re climbing up the mountain
We’re climbing up the mountain
We’re climbing up the mountain
We’re climbing up the mountain
Trying to reach the top

Just like the (unintelligible) mountain, (unintelligible)
I can see Father standing just to the left
I thank Father, I’m reaching for the top

Climbing up the mountain,
We’re climbing up the mountain
We’re climbing up the mountain
We’re climbing up the mountain
We’re climbing up the mountain
Trying to reach the top

Just like the (unintelligible) mountain, (unintelligible)
I can see Father standing just to the left
I thank Father, I’m reaching for the top

(Tape edit)

(Song 2, performed by unidentified woman)

We know the way to get to freedom
We know the way to get to freedom
Standing at the crossroads, will we know which way to go
which way to go
On ahead to the left is rocky,
People travel it now and then
The road to the left is rocky
But there’s a light shining at the end

We know the way to get to freedom
We know the way to get to freedom
Standing at the crossroads, will we know which way to go
which way to go
On ahead to the left is rocky,
People travel it now and then
The road to the left is rocky
But there’s a light shining at the end
We know the way to get to freedom
We know the way to get to freedom
Standing at the crossroads, will we know which way to go
which way to go
On ahead to the left is rocky,
People travel it now and then
The road to the left is rocky
But there’s a light shining at the end

We know the way to get to freedom
We know the way to get to freedom
Standing at the crossroads, will we know which way to go
which way to go

(Song 3)

(Numerous voices sing song, most words unclear; line near end:)

Long live the people, united and free

(Song 4)

Jones: (Sings) for what you’ve done–

(Speaks) Before we sing it one more time, we would like to praise Julie Runnels for her greate– (Tape edit)

(Sings) Father Socialism, yes, we thank you

For what you’ve done–

(Speaks) If you had breast cancer, you’d be s– you’d be singing a little louder.

(Sings) Father, we thank you
Father, we thank you
Father, we thank you
For what you’ve done for us.

(Speaks) When we talk about inspections committee. Inspection committee– (tape edit)

(Song 5)

Jones: (sings, unintelligible)

(Speaks) His love has no limits. That’s the thing to remember. His love has no limits.

(Sings) House has no boundary, no love is (unintelligible)
In socialism, Father dearest, for he gave us, Father dearest, our (unintelligible)

(Speaks) I love you very dearly, and would you kiss your neighbor with warmth?

Tape originally posted March 2009

Originally posted on June 16th, 2013.

Last modified on April 2nd, 2014.
Skip to main content