Re: NOVELTY SONG FROM 1979 (OR EARLIER)
Al Poirier Â©1974 Lillenas Publishing Co.
I love songs that make you think and make you laugh. When I sang "Walkin Sinai" That's what people did. They relate and they laugh. I didn't write this song, but this is how I found it.
I was singing at a YMCA camp in the Fresno mountains. One evening, after most of the campers were in bed, a few of us were sitting around a fire sharing songs and stories. One guy sang part of a song, as much as he could remember, he called it "Wilderness Blues". I heard the line "Take another lap around Mount Sinai, til' you learn your lesson" and couldn't stop thinking about it. I asked him where the song came from and he said "some guy in Chico wrote it, his name is Al Poirier". I was just about ready to record my first album and decided I wanted to use that song and so the adventure began.
I was determinded to find Al Poirier so I drove to Chico, prayed and asked around until I found him. God is good but Al wasn't home. He was a student at Chico state, I believe, and away on break. We did hook up eventually, completed the song and I recorded it. I sang "Walkin' Sinai" everywhere I went. Still today people who remember me say "Oh, you're the guy who wrote Walkin' Sinai", and I say, "no, but I can tell you how I found it".
Well, don't you know that in the days of old,
When the Israelites didn't do what they were told,
Because of their stubbornness, they failed the test.
When they wondered in their faith each time
By their whinin' and their cryin' for a sign,
Our Lord, simply told them this....
Go on and take another lap around Mount Sinai,
Till you learn your listen,
Till you stop your whinin' and you quit your rebellin'
Till you learn to stand in your day of testin'
By trustin' and obeyin' the Lord.
Well, have you been in the situation
When the Lord asked you to wait upon Him
but it seemed you could not remain still.
So you started plannin' what you're gonna do
cause you thought the Lord had forgotten you
and just then, You hear Him say.....
Go on and...........
Well, just the other day I heard the Lord say,
Son, you got to take another step of faith
And trust me to carry you through the storm.
But when the stom started gettin' rough
Well, I thought the Lord wasn't strong enough
So I started doin' things on my own
And He said, take another lap................