Antioch Church House Choir

 

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Please let me sing in the choir, in the choir,

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Please let me sing in the choir

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One old man can't be all that bad,

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Won't you please let me sing in the choir

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I guess you'd say he's a fix-ture,

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'round town they all knew his name,

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And ev-'ry time the church bells rang,

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Un-cle Jes-se, he up and came,

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He al-ways sat in the ver-y same pew

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hum-min' in a voice loud and rough,

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When it came to the An-ti-och church house choir,

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Un-cle Jes-se nev-er heard e-nough.

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See he al-ways want-ed to sing in the choir,

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but he could-n't sing a lick don't you know,

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Why he tried out for the An-ti-och choir

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thir-ty four years in a row,

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He'd al-ways get to the try-outs ear-ly,

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he want-ed to try out first,

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But in-stead of his sing-ing get-tin' an-y bet-ter,

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Ev-'ry year it just got a lit-tle worse.

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He'd say Please let me sing in the choir, in the choir,

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Please let me sing in the choir

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One old man can't be all that bad,

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Won't you please let me sing in the choir

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One cloud-y Sun-day mor-nin',

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I re-mem-ber it was rain-in' some.

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The church bells rang and ev-'ry-bod-y came

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ex-cept Jes-se, he did-n't come,

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And ev-'ry-bod-y start-ed get-tin' wor-ried,

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but they fig-ured they would start an-y how,

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Just as they did Jes-se's voice

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came a boom-ing down from heav-en,

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and I don't know how.

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He said I found me a choir that-'ll let me sing,

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and now I'm sing-ing in the choir,

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And I can raise my voice just as high as yours,

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Maybe just a lit-tle high-er.

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Well, I found me a choir that-'ll let me sing,

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and now I'm sing-ing in the choir,

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You folks down there you can't hold me a light,

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'cause I'm sing-in' in the heav-en-ly choir.