ALABAMA lyrics - Songs Of Inspiration II

The Refrain Of John Dillon James

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Oh, John Dillon James was my good time country buddy Well, we hunted, talked and fished his last days away He was just a hired farm hand, worked old man Walker's land Retired on his 68th birthday Yeah, he wore a size sixteen shoe, had skin like alligator Lord, he could pick up a deer and walk right out of those woods Old Dillon had a million tales but he sung me one refrain And I recall that song by John Dillon James One July Monday morning I met him at the fishing hole But old Dillon wasn't toting his half pint of tin hide His roll your own tobacco string was a-hanging from his pocket His eyes were red as beets, looked like he cried And I know he sat on knees cause his overalls were muddy But my ten year old mind didn't understand He sat down on the bank and wrote this four line refrain And I recall that song by John Dillon James Well, I got my ticket for the ride in the sky I've been talking to the man, I'm gonna fly Paid the price down on my knees A voice from heaven promised me I got my ticket for the ride in the sky Well, it was one year to the day on a July Monday morning I waited at the fishing hole but old Dillon, he didn't show Daddy came down about noon, and said Son, I've got some news Lord's rested old Dillon's soul Yeah, and I walked up to his bedside Looked down at old big Dillon Lord knows that I saw a pair of wings That tables set but I felt good, for at last I understood That refrain sung by John Dillon James Well, I got my ticket for the ride in the sky, Lord, y'all I've been talking to the man, I'm gonna fly (I'm gonna fly) I paid the price down on my knees A voice from heaven promised me Well, I got my ticket for the ride in the sky Yeah, I got my ticket for the ride in the sky

The Light

Cross Movement
Hook: The Light of Christ is a blazin' one There's a fight to live right and it's major son But the grace has come so we praise the Son And celebrate Him ‘cause we know what He saved us from I get the chills every time I get to spill Cause it's a thrill to put Christ on a pedestal Cause men are in sin and death you can bet it's real But He can take you out and won't make you get the bill So were tellin' all men we're exhaltin' that Hero That paid the fee, making you free like Net Zero What an offer yall should bum-rush the alter Call to the Lord in any season, He'll salt ya I ask you, “Don't you know wrath is coming at you?' But where the Spirit is their liberty with out the statue Peace – Sword…Please Lord There's a debt but we don't have the “cheese' for it Man's tough but he can't seem to break sin's handcuffs Proving to be the flake he is like dandruff And plus at his core man's dust, man shucks Surrender, come to God with your hands up Repeat Hook True Christian people get the mad “Big Ups!' Cause life can jerk you like some bad hick-ups But your God fights you only spar Facing drama and trauma like you're on E.R. But you're victorious in fact already glorious God said it, I'm just repeating what the story is But let me set it…straight all the credit Goes to the Lord don't forget it If you never get a Grammy get the Name and let it ring All praise Jesus aka Elohim Who rules everything, you're every kings King Lord you outshine every Bling-Bling Doing your “thing' so well you should get a prize your so Nobel Peace you're the prince of it…angels scream, “Noel!' Cause you're the Most High but oh my you play the low well A manger? They should have made room in the hotel The human race as a whole fell So now life short like a mobile phone with a low cell Can't believe you died when we were screamin' “Go hell' A people sure to perish like a turtle with no shell You know well Satan tricks man, pulling him down like quicksand And got them thinking their a Christian. We better recognize who you are Heaven and earth's true Superstar Bridge: House hold of faith now raise'm up If you're living by grace now raise'm up If you're seeking God's face now raise'm up All my people in the place now raise'm up Jesus, Jesus---yall know the Name But yall ain't feelin' Him like Novocain I know yall think we're so insane But it don't matter because we're not going for fame Or flowin' for gain, you know we gotta go in His Name The same God who's sovereign Came in a human frame from heaven to earth like falling rain So that we could call His Name and be born again We know the God who's controlling things The Living Water like Poland Springs Who went away but He's coming back like boomerangs Until then all of creation groans in pain Cause sin's got the world locked like a ball and chain. I get the hunch like Notre Dame. That many Christians won't expose sin or exalt the Name But that's the thing that get our names in heaven's hall of fame. Repeat Hook

The Farmer And The Lord

JIM REEVES "Talkin' To Your Heart"
[Spoken] While resting the other evening by the side of the road I saw an old farmer in the field that he just sowed His face was all brown and wrinkled from the sun and the wind And he was talking to the Lord just like he'd be talking to a friend. Well sir, he said with his voice calm and quiet Them corn tassels need stackin' I got no strenght to tie it Had no rain in so long that the fields are mighty dusty And it's been so unbearable hot that the kids were even gettin' fussy. Now that grass down and the pasture it should be knee high If we could just have a little shower Lord, It might keep the calf from going dry Oh but listen to me talking you'd think I wasn't grateful Why if you didn't know me so well Lord You'd think I was down right hateful. You'd think I frogot about that new calf that you sent And the money in the mail that took care of the rent Mama's cough's better and Johnny's home from the navy And that good Sunday dinner of chicken and dumplings and gravy. And that new preacher you sent us Lord he's sure a fine young man Why he's just convertin' them sinners to beat the band Well guess I'll mosey on home now Lord I won't take no more your time. Guess there's plenty folks here about waitin' to ring your line Evening to you Lord and watch us over tonight And don't you worry about us now Lord 'Cause everything is gonna be all right...

John Henry

JERRY REED "Nashville Underground"
When John Henry was a little baby Sittin' on his mama's knee Well he picked up a feather and a piece of steel And said that's gonna be the death of me Lord, Lord, Lord that's gonna be the death of me Well John Henry had a little woman Name of Polly Ann Well John got sick had to lay down on the bed Polly drove steel like a man Lord, Lord, Lord, Polly drove steel like a man Well John Henry went up on the mountain Well the mountain was sinkin' in He said come on captain I know what I'm doin' It ain't nothin' but my hammer suckin' wind Lord, Lord, Lord, It ain't nothin' but my hammer suckin' wind Well John Henry went up on the mountain Lord the mountain was so high He said we're gonna shake this steel drivin' down Give me a cool drink of water before I die Give me a cool drink of water before I die Some say he came from England Some say he came from Spain But John Henry was nothin' but a Louisiana man And he died with his hammer in his hand Lord, Lord, Lord, he died with his hammer in his hand Steel drivin' man, he died with his hammer in his hand Lord ain't nothin' but my hammer suckin' wind etc. etc.

John Henry

VAN MORRISON
When John Henry was a little baby Sittin' on his mama's knee Well he picked up a feather and a piece of steel And said that's gonna be the death of me Lord, lord, lord that's gonna be the death of me Well John Henry had a little woman Name of Polly Ann Well John got sick had to lay down on the bed Polly drove steel like a man Lord, lord, lord, Polly drove steel like a man Well John Henry went up on the mountain Well the mountain was sinkin' in He said come on captain I know what I'm doin' It ain't nothin' but my hammer suckin' wind Lord, lord, lord, It ain't nothin' but my hammer suckin' wind Well john Henry went up on the mountain Lord the mountain was so high He said we're gonna shake this steel drivin' down Give me a cool drink of water before I die Give me a cool drink of water before I die Some say he came from England Some say he came from Spain But John Henry was nothin' but a Louisiana man And he died with his hammer in his hand Lord, lord, lord, he died with his hammer in his hand Steel drivin' man, he died with his hammer in his hand Lord ain't nothin' but my hammer suckin' wind etc. etc.

St. James Infirmary

JANIS JOPLIN "Pearl"
I went down to old Joe's bar room, on the corner by the square Well, the drinks were bein' served as usual, and this motley crowd was there Well, on my left stood Joe McKennedy, and his eyes were bloodshot red When he told me that sad story, these were the words he said: I went down to the St. James infirmary, I saw my baby there She was stretched out on a long white table, so cold, and fine, and fair Go ahead! Let her go, let her go, God bless her, wherever she may be She can search this world over, never find another man like me Yes, sixteen coal black horses, to pull that rubber tied hack Well, it's seventeen miles to the graveyard, but my baby's never comin' back Well, now you've heard my story, well, have another round of booze And if anyone should ever, ever ask you, I've got the St. James infirmary blues!

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