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The Old Account
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The Old Account lyrics and chords are intended for your personal use only, it's an excellent country gospel by Johnny Cash. This old song is fun to play and sing, it has a nice rhythm with easy chords.


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The Old Account
Written and recorded by Johnny Cash
Well it was a time on earth when in the books of heaven
   F               C            D7          G7
An old account was standing for sins yet unforgiven 
   C                                         C7
My name was at the top and many things below 
      F             C          G7              C
But I went unto the keeper and settled it long ago
     G7                          C
Long ago (down on my knees) long ago (I settled it all) 
Yes the old account was settled long ago (hallelujah) 
        C                             F              C
And the record's clear today cause he washed my sins away 
                        G7           C
And the old account was settled long ago  
Well the old account was large and growing every day 
    F            C             D7             G7
And I was always sinning and I never tried to pray 
    C                                            C7
But when I looked ahead and saw such pain and woe 
       F             C          G7              C
Well I went unto the keeper and settled it long ago 
Repeat #2

Now sinner seek the Lord repent of all your sins 
      F                     D7                 G7
Cause this he has commanded if you would enter in 
    C                                              C7
And then if you should live  a hundred years below 
         F               C                  G7              C
Well you know you got it settled  cause you settled it long ago 
Repeat #2


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