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The Preacher

This song is by Fiona Boyes and appears on the album Gimme Some Sweet Jelly Roll (2003) and on the album Blues for Hard Times (2011).

There ain't nothin' but a yellowhead gal to make a preacher lay his bible down
There ain't nothin' but a yellowhead gal to make a preacher lay his bible down
Run down beyond the judge and see the _____ go about about the devil's own work
There ain't nothin' but a yellowhead gal to make a preacher lay his bible down

There ain't nothin', God almighty, make a preacher lay down that bible
There ain't nothin' but a yellowhead gal to make a preacher lay his bible down
Run down run down beyond the judge and see the _____ go about the devil's own work
There ain't nothin' but a yellowhead gal to make a preacher lay his bible down

Well The lord said the night, he said the night is so strange and true
So the preacher, bless his own sweet soul, would know just what to do
But the dead jumped up and called the name, the living shake their head saying what a shame
There ain't nothin' but a yellowhead gal to make a preacher lay his bible down

You know the devil, oh the devil, you know she tried so hard
But the devil didn't know, true love helped find the call
Get back get back, Satan they cried, get it back before I tan your hide
There ain't nothin', God almighty to make a preacher lay his bible down
Good God almighty down

You know the people they started praying, you know they holler and they yell
They said that preacher, Lord knows the preacher you know is going straight to hell
But the Lord sent the preacher through the darkest night
The yellowhead gal treated the preacher right

There ain't nothin' but a yellowhead gal to make a preacher lay his bible down
There ain't nothin', good God almighty, make a preacher lay down that bible
There ain't nothin' but a yellowhead gal to make a preacher lay his bible down
They run down, run down, beyond the judge and see the _____ go about devil's own work

There ain't nothin' but a yellowhead gal to make a preacher lay his bible down
There ain't nothin' but a yellowhead gal to make a preacher lay his bible down
There ain't nothin' but a yellowhead gal to make a preacher lay it on down
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derived from Skidmore and Walker's 1917 "It Takes a Long Tall Brown Skin Gal to Make a Preacher Lay His Bible Down", sung by Discogs1 Arthur Francis Collins

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