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The Baptism of Jesse Taylor  Misc. Gospel

        [D]They baptized Jesse T[D7]aylor,
       [G] In Cedar Creek last [D]Sunday,
        Jesus gained a soul and satan lost a good ri[A7]ght arm,
        T[D]hey all cried "Halle[D7]lujah" when [G]Jesse's head went [D]under,
        Cause this time he went[Bm] under [A]for the [D]Lord.    [A7]           [D]

[D]Among the local [D7]taverns, there'll [G]be a slack in [D]business,
Cause Jesse's drinking came before the groceries and the [A7]rent,
Am[D]ong the local [D7]women, there'll [G]be a slack in c[D]heatin'
Cause Jesse won't be [Bm]steppin' [A]out a[D]gain.    [A7]       [D]


The scars on Jesse's knuckles are more than just respected,
The county courthouse records tell all there is to tell,
The pockets of the gamblers will soon miss Jesse's money,
And a black eye of the law will soon be well.


From now on, Nancy Taylor can proudly speak to neighbors,
And tell them just how Jesse took up with little Jim,
Now Jimmy's got a daddy, and Jesse's got a family,
And Franklin County's got a lot more man.


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