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Two Faced Preacher-crd   Hank Williams




Subject: Song, Two faced preacher.    Writer, Hank Williams

This is the work of Tim Ausburn.
Let me tell you about this song so that you don't think Hank had a habit of 
bad-mouthing preachers. He wrote this song to chastise the radio preachers 
who didn't practice what they preached. Much like the present day TV and 
Radio preachers who say, "Send your money to Jesus, but put our names on the 
checks!" After Hank had sung this song on radio a few times in the mid 40's, 
the preachers that he was targeting sent him $22.00 and asked him not to 
sing it anymore. This is the only time Hank was ever paid to not sing! Hank 
gave the song to a young "Cowboy Jack" Loftin and told him to see if he 
could make $22.00 with it. Jack finally recorded it in the mid 90's. I had 
the pleasure of playing this song with Jack in a few jam sessions.

           TWO FACED PREACHER
Key E                 Writer, Hank Williams

(E) LET ME TELL YOU 'BOUT A PREACHER,

WITH A CANE AND A LONG TAILED COAT,  (E7)

LET ME (A) TELL YOU 'BOUT A PREACHER,

WITH A CANE AND A LONG TAILED (E) COAT,

BUT HE (B7) DOES ALL HIS PREACHIN',

WITH HIS EYES ON THE WOMEN - (E) FOLK.
                           CHORUS

(E) SEND HIM BACK, SEND HIM BACK, WHERE HE (E7) WAS BE - (A) FORE,

HE'S A (B7) TWO-FACED MAN, AND WE DON'T WANT HIM HERE NO (E) MORE.

WELL HE PREACHED ABOUT GAMBLIN', SAID IT'S A SIN AND IT'S A SHAME,

YES HE PREACHED ABOUT GAMBLIN', SAID IT'S A SIN AND IT'S A SHAME,

BUT WHEN I MET HIM IN A ALLEY, HE WON MY WATCH AND CHAIN.
                        REPEAT CHORUS
WELL HE PREACHED ABOUT LIQUOR, SAID LEAVE THE STUFF ALONE,

YES HE PREACHED ABOUT LIQUOR, SAID LEAVE THE STUFF ALONE,

BUT THEN I SAW A DEACON, TOTIN' THE PREACHER HOME.
                      REPEAT CHORUS
WELL HE PREACHED ABOUT WEDLOCK, THE FINEST THING IN LIFE,

YES HE PREACHED ABOUT WEDLOCK, THE FINEST THING IN LIFE,

BUT THEN I SAW THE PREACHER, KISSIN' BROTHER JACKSON'S WIFE.
                      REPEAT CHORUS



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