Chordie logo


The Ballad of Arlis Richards  Misc. Gospel

[G]Arlis Richards was a [Am]man who lived among the bl[G]acks.
He was a crosstie [Am]walker with guitar on his [G]back
Barely educated, c[Am]ouldn't write his name. [G]
When he played his [Am]guitar, this is what he sang;[G]

CHORUS

[G]I have been set [B7]free, p[Em]ain and mise[C]ry no lon[G]ger follow me I [D]know Jesus![C]

Just outside of M[Am]emphis back in '52 [G]
Arlis was a ra[Am]mblin the way that he would do.[G]
Playing on his g[Am]uitar sitting in the shade, [G]
people came to l[Am]isten to the music that he made[G];
CHORUS

[G]I have been set [B7]free, p[Em]ain and mis[C]ery no long[G]er follow me I [D]know Jesus![C]

(Unable to figure out the bridge)

Some folks walked on by, when they saw the color of his skin.

Others stayed and cried, when they saw the man within.

CHORUS

[G]I have been set f[B7]ree, p[Em]ain and mise[C]ry no long[G]er follow me I [D]know Jesus![C]
[G]I have been set f[B7]ree, p[Em]ain and mise[C]ry no long[G]er follow me I [D]know Je[C]sus
and he knows m[G]e!!


Important: The song above is NOT stored on the Chordie server. The original song is hosted at www.gospelmusic.org.uk. Chordie works as a search engine and provides on-the-fly formatting. Chordie does not index songs against artists/composers will. To remove this song please click here.

Text color:
Chord color:
Chord grids: 
Font size:    
Page size: 

Am B7 C D Em G
variations - click chord images

Login - add to songbook

Transpose chords

Tuning

Rating click stars to rate

Layout
Accuracy

SHARE PAGE  




You need to log in to post comments