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I Ain't Broke (But I'm Badly Bent)

I'm [G]going back to the country
[C]I can't pay the [G]rent
[C]No, I'm not com[G]pletely broke
But brother I'm badly bent
I can't under[C]stand just where it [G]went
I ain't [D]broke, but I'm badly [G]bent

Well, I had alot of money
But to the city I went
I met this really good looking girl
And that's where my money went
Now I know just where it went
I ain't broke, but I'm badly bent

When I get back to the country
I'll be living in a tent
Ma and Pa will sure be mad
At all the money I spent
They won't understand just where it went
I ain't broke, but I'm badly bent

Now everybody knows just where it went
Well, I ain't broked, but brother I'm badly bent

I Am A Pilgrim

[G]I am a [D]pilgrim and a [G]stranger
Traveling [C]through this worrisome [G]land
I've got a home in that yonder [C]city
And it's [G]not (Good Lord, it's [D]not) not made by [G]hand

I've got a mother, a sister and a brother
Who have gone on before
And I'm determined to go and meet them, Good Lord
Over on that over shore


I'm going down to the river fo Jordan
Just to cleanse my weary soul
If I could touch but the hem of His garment, Good Lord
I do believe it would make me whole


I'll Fly Away

[D]Some bright mornin'
When this life is o'er
[G]I'll fly a[D]way
To that home on God's celestial shore
I'll [A]fly a[D]way

I'll fly away,
Oh, glory,
[G]I'll fly a[D]way
In the mornin'
When I die
Hallelujah by and by
I'll [A]fly a[D]way

When the shadows
Of this life have gone
I'll fly away
Like a bird from these prison walls I'll fly
I'll fly away


Oh, how glad and happy
When we meet
I'll fly away
No more cold iron shackles on my feet
I'll fly away


I Never Will Marry

[C]One morning as I [G]rambled
All [C]down the sea[F]shore
The wind it did [C]whistle
[G]And the waters did [C]roar

I heard a fair damsel
Make a pitiful sound
She sounded so lonesome
In the waters around

She plunged her fair body
In the waters so deep
She closed her dear blue eyes
In the waters to sleep

My loves gone and left me
The one I  adore
He’s gone where I never
Will see him no more

I never will marry
I’ll be no mans wife
I expect to live single
All the days of my life

The shells in the ocean
Will be my death bed
The fish in  deep water
Swim over my head

I never will marry

I Saw the Light

I [G]wandered so aimless life filled with sin
[C]I wouldn't let my dear Savior [G]in
Then Jesus came like a stranger in the night
Praise the Lord, [D]I saw the [G]light

I saw the light, I saw the light
No more darkness, no more night
Now, I'm so happy, no sorrow in sight
Praise the Lord, I saw the light

Just like a blind man, I wandered along
Worries and fears I claimed for my own
Then like the blind man that God gave back his sight
Praise the Lord, I saw the light


I was a fool to wander astray
Straight is the gate and narrow the way
Now I have traded the wrong for the right
Praise the Lord, I saw the light


Jesse James

Jesse [G]James was a lad
Who [C]robbed many a [G]man
He stopped the Glendale [D]train
He [G]took from the rich
And he [C]gave to the [G]poor
He'd a heart, a [D]hand and a [G]brain

[C]Jesse had a wife to [G]mourn all her life
Three children they were [D]brave
'Twas that [G]dirty little coward
That [C]shot Mister [G]Howard
And laid poor [D]Jesse in his [G]grave

It was on a Wedneday night
When the moon was shining bright
That they stopped the Glendale train
The people they did say
For many miles away
It was robbed by Frank and Jesse James

It was Robert Ford
That dirty little coward
I wonder how he feels
For he ate of Jesse's bread
And he slept in Jesse's bed
Then he laid poor Jesse in his grave

It was on a Saturday night
When Jesse was at home
Talking to his family brave
Robert Ford came along
Like a thief in the night
And laid poor Jesse in his grave

Just a Little Talk with Jesus

(D)I (G) once was lost in (G7) sin but (C) Jesus took me in,
And (G) then a little light from heaven filled my soul (C)(G)(D)
He (G) bathed my heart in (G7) love and (C) wrote my name above,
(G) Just a little talk with (D) Jesus made me (G) whole.

(G) Now let us have a little talk with (G7) Je(G)sus
Let us tell Him about our (G7)trou(G)bles
He will (D) hear our faintest cry and He will (G) answer by and by
Now when you feel a prayer wheel(G7) tur(G)ning
Then you'll know a little fire is (G7)bur(G)ning
You will (C) find a little talk with (D)Jesus makes it (G) right

I may have doubts and fears, my eyes be filled with tears
But Jesus is a friend who watches day and night
I go to Him in prayer, He knows my every care
And just a little talk with Jesus makes it right

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