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Jimi Yamagishi: Tunes & Lyrix

Guitarpickin’ Preacher

(Jimi Yamagishi)
Well I could tell somethin’ was different for the Sunday mornin’ service what the preacher man was gonna say
He had a Guild guitar leather strap & wearin’ glasses comin’ up from the south side way
All the folks in the church was wonderin’ what was gonna happen when he stood up & asked us to pray
And I swear I never heard such fire in The Gospel when the preacher man started to play
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Yeah he spoke of temptation of Jesus and the devil & the way that we were livin’ in sin
How there ain’t no way out of goin’ down under unless we had the power within
And he sang of salvation & the way to get to heaven & how Jesus Christ could be your friend
“Just let Him take over by the power of The Spirit, it’s just like being born again”

Then he grabbed his guitar & started pickin’ like a chicken all the people started clappin’ their hands
Praisin’ The Lord lift their voices up t’ heaven until we reach the promised land
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Yeah we raised the roof ‘cuz you know he spoke the truth about Jesus in your life each day
And I’ll always remember that guitar pickin’ preacher every time I hear a guitar play
& I’ve started t’ feel like pickin’ some steel since I gave my life to Jesus that day
Ya know someday on the road I’m gonna meet up with that preacher & we can praise the Lord & play
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