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    "Muddy Hymnal" Lyrics

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    found your name across the chapel door
    carved in cursive with a table fork
    muddy hymnals
    and some bootmarks where you'd been

    the shaking preacher told the captain's man
    the righteous suffer in a fallen land
    and pulled the shade
    to keep the crowd from peeking in

    we found your children by the tavern door
    with wooden buttons and an apple core
    playing house
    and telling everyone you'd drowned

    the begging choir told the captain's man
    we all assume the worst the best we can
    and for a round or two
    they'd gladly track you down

    we found you sleeping by your lover's stone
    a ream of paper and a telephone
    a broken bow
    across a long lost violin

    your lover's angel told the captain's man
    it never ends the way we had it planned
    and kissed her palm
    and placed it on your dreaming head
    This song was submitted on February 24th, 2006 and last modified on November 23rd, 2016.
    Copyright with Lyrics © Warner/chappell Music, Inc..
    Written by Samuel Ervin Beam.
    Lyrics licensed by LyricFind.

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