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The Reverend Mr. Black
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The Reverend Mr. Black lyrics and chords are intended for your personal use, it's a good Johnny Cash song/poem, it has some talking and singing, it's not at all difficult to do, the chords are simple.

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The Reverend Mr. Black 
by Johnny Cash   written by Billy Edd & Jed Peters
 
Recitation:
He rode easy in the saddle he was tall and lean
And at first you'd a-thought nothing but a streak of mean
Could make a man look so down right strong
But one look in his eyes and you know you was wrong
 
C                                F
He was a mountain of a man and I want you to know
   C                        G7       C
He could preach hot hell in freezing snow
                        F
He carried a Bible in a canvas sack
    C                         G7           C
And folks just called him The Reverend Mr. Black
                               F
He was poor as a beggar but he rode like a king
    C                        G7       C
Sometimes in the evening I'd hear him sing
 
C                 F        C                 G7         C
I gotta walk that lonesome valley I gotta to walk it by myself
          F                    C                   G7   C
Oh nobody else can walk it for me I got to walk it by myself
 
Recitation:
If ever I could have thought this man in black 
Was soft and had any yellow up his back 
I gave that notion up the day
A lumberjack came in and it wasn't to pray
Yeah he kicked open the meeting house door
And he cussed everybody up and down the floor
Then when things got quiet in the place
 
He walked up and cusses in the preacher's face
He hit that Reverend like a kick of a mule
And to my way of thinking it took a pure fool
To turn the other cheek to that lumber jack
 
But that's what he did  The Reverend Mr. Black
He stood like a rock a man among men
And he let that lumberjack hit him again
And then with a voice as quiet as could be
He cut him down like a big oak tree when he said
 
C                   F        C                   G7         C
You gotta walk that lonesome valley you gotta to walk it by yourself
          F                    C                    G7        C
Oh nobody else can walk it for you  you got to walk it by yourself
 
Recitation:
It's been many years since we had to part
And I guess I learned his ways by heart
I can still hear his sermon's ring
Down in the valley where he used to sing
 
I followed him  yes sir  and I don't regret it
And I hope I will always be a credit to his memory
Cause I want you to understand
The Reverend Mr. Black was my old man
 
C                 F        C                 G7         C
I gotta walk that lonesome valley I gotta to walk it by myself
          F                    C                   G7   C
Oh nobody else can walk it for me I got to walk it by myself

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This is a story song, if fact a big part of it is recitation, there are some singing parts that are very good. The chords are easy to make and it has a nice rhythm. Copy and paste The Reverend Mr. Black lyrics and chords, it's a fun song to do.

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