Keep Your Lamps Trimmed and Burning

Rev. Gary Davis

Another Rev. Gary Davis tune. This one is inspired by the electric Hot Tuna version, with Papa John Creach on the electric fiddle, that I heard at San Francisco’s Fillmore West, as well as on the band’s second lp. The song is based on the Parable of the Ten Bridesmaids (or virgins) in the New Testament. You gotta stay prepared for judgement day, because you’ll never know when it’s coming.