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THE PREACHER AND THE DEVIL'S BOX (G/A)

2004 Jackson/Feuerstein

THE PREACHER SAID I'M SORRY TO SAY
OUR ORGAN PLAYER IS NOT HERE TODAY
SHE WAS TAKEN ILL AND PASSED AWAY
SO WE GOT NOBODY IN THE CHURCH TO PLAY

O'L GREY SAM RAISED UP HIS HAND
YOU ALL KNOW ME AS THE BANJOMAN
GONNA PLAY FOR YOU AS GOOD AS I CAN
SAID SAM THE BANJOMAN

WELL IT'S NOT QUITE WHAT WE'RE LOOKING FOR SON
IS THERE ANYBODY ELSE WHO CAN PLAY US A SONG
WHEN GEORGE M'GQUIRE GOT OUT HIS GUITAR
AND PLAYED A FAST TWELVE BAR

WELL THANK YOU GEORGE BUT THAT'S OUTA LINE
IT'S NOT QUITE WHAT I HAD IN MIND
ANYBODY ELSE FOR THE VERY LAST TIME
TO GIVE US PEACE OF MIND

THE CHURCH WENT STILL THE PREACHER SOBBED
WELL YOU COULD HAVE HEARED A LITTLE PIN DROP
WHEN IN THROUGH THE DOOR WALKED JINNY COX
AND WITH HER THE DEVIL'S BOX

THEY CLAPPED THEIR HANDS AND ALL JOINED IN
AND OL' GREY SAM PICKED HIS OL' FIVE STRING
AND GUITAR GEORGE JUST DID HIS THING
OH LORD WHAT A SIN

WELL THE PREACHER'S FACE TURNED WHITER THAN PALE
SHE KNOCKED THE WIND RIGHT OUTA HIS SAIL
WELL PRAISE THE LORD FOR JINNY COX
C'MN PLAY THE DEVIL'S BOX