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Masters Call2-crd  Marty Robbins

[C]When I was but a young man, wild and full of f[Am]ire
[C]A youth within my teens but full of challenge and des[Am]ire
[C]I ran away from home, and left my mother and my dad[Am]
[F]                                    [G] [Am]How it grieved them so to think, that there only boy was bad
[C]I fell in with an outlaw bunch, there names were known [Am]quite well
[C]How many times we robbed and plundered I could never tell[Am]
[C]This kind of sinful living will lead only to a fall[Am]
[F]                                    [G] [Am]I learned that much and more, the night I heard my master call
[C]One night we rustled cattle, a thousand head [Am]or so
[C]And started them out on the trail that leads to mexico[Am]
[G]When a norther started blowin, and lightning flash[C]ed about
[Am]                                    [F] [Am]I thought someone was callin me, I thought I heard a shout
[C]And at that moment lightning struck not twenty yards from me[Am]
[C]And left there was a giant cross where once there'd been a t[Am]ree
[G]This time I know I heard a voice, a voice so sweet [C]and plain
[Am]                                    [F]A voice[Am] that came from everywhere, a voice that called my name
[C]So frightened I was thinking of the sinful deeds I'd d[Am]one
[C]I failed to see the thousand head of cattle start to run[Am]
[C]The cattle they stampeded and were runnin all around[Am]
[F]                                    [G] [Am]My pony ran but stumbled,  and he threw me to the ground
[C]I felt the end was nearin,  that death [Am]would be the price
[C]When a mighty bolt of lightning showed the face of Jesus Christ[Am]
[G]And I cried oh lord forgive me, don't let it happ[C]en now
[Am]I want to live for you alone, god these w[F]ords I vow[Am]
[C]My wicked life unfolded, and I thought [Am]of wasted years
[C]When another bolt of lightning killed a hundred head of ste[Am]ers
[G]And the others rushed on by me, but I was left to [C]live
[Am]The master had a reason life was his to take or [F]give[Am]
[C]A miracle performed that night, I wasn't meant to[Am] die
[C]The dead ones formed a barricade, least six or seven [Am]high
[C]And right behind it there was I, afraid but safe [Am]and sound
[F]                                    [G] [Am]I cried and begged for mercy  then and there upon the ground
[C]A pardon I was granted, my sinful soul[Am] set free
[C]No more to fear the angry waves upon lifes stormy [Am]seas
[C]Forgiven by a love of god, a love that wi[Am]ll remain
[F]                                    [G] [Am]I gave my life and soul the night the savior called my name
[F]                                    [G] [Am]I gave my [C]life and soul the night the savior called...... my.....
name........

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