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    "Baptism of Jesse Taylor" Lyrics

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    (Dallas Frazier - Sanger D.Shafer)

    Among the local taverns there'll be a slack in business
    Cause Jesse's drinkin' came before the groceries and the rent
    Among the local women there'll be a slack and cheatin'
    'Cause Jesse won't be steppin' out again

    The scars on Jesse's knuckles were more than just respected
    The county courthouse records tell all there is to tell
    The pockets of the gamblers will soon miss Jesse's money
    And the black eye of the law will soon be well.

    They baptized Jesse Taylor in Cedar Creek last Sunday
    Jesus gained a soul and Satan lost a good right arm
    They all cried hallelujah when Jesse's head went under
    'Cause this time he went under for the Lord.

    --- Instrumental ---

    Now old Nancy Taylor can proudly speak to neighbors
    Tell them how much Jesse hooked up with little Jim
    Now Jimmy's got a daddy and Jesse's got a family
    And Franklin County's got a lot more man.

    They baptized Jesse Taylor in Cedar Creek last Sunday
    Jesus gained a soul and Satan lost a good right arm
    They all cried hallelujah when Jesse's head went under
    'Cause this time he went under for the Lord.

    They baptized Jesse Taylor in Cedar Creek last Sunday
    Jesus gained a soul and Satan lost a good right arm
    They all cried hallelujah when Jesse's head went under
    'Cause this time he went under for the Lord.

    Shall we gather at the river for the Lord...
    This song was submitted on February 18th, 2005 and last modified on November 28th, 2016.
    Copyright with Lyrics © Sony/atv Music Publishing Llc.
    Written by Dallas Frazier, Sanger Shafer.
    Lyrics licensed by LyricFind.

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