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That Old King James  Scotty McCreery

From The Album: Clear as Day
[D] [Bm] [G] [A]  
[D]Preacher gave it to him when [Bm]he was eight,
That Sunday morning [F#m]he got saved in that little [G]church
[D]Grandaddy totted it to [Bm]Bible school
I bet back then it [F#m]looked brand new,
not a faded [G]word, now the [Em]cover's torn
and the [G]leather's worn on that [D]Old King James
He [Bm]took it with him overseas
[F#m]England, France and Germany
[G]Right there in the middle of [D]hell
[Bm]Said he read it every night
He [F#m]swore that it saved his life
His [Em]only hope when there was no hope [A]left
Was in that [G]Old [A]King [D]James
[D] [Bm] [G]  
[D]Passed it down to Momma on the [Bm]day he died
Sat there for the [F#m]longest time just gathering the [G]dust
But when [D]life would take a sharp turn every [Bm]now and then
And she would just start [F#m]missing him, I'd see her pick it [G]up
Now the [Em]cover's torn
and the [G]leather's worn on that [D]Old King James
You'll [Bm]find on every other page
[F#m]Yellow lines or tear drop stains
[G]Every chapter of that good [D]book
Been through [Bm]cancer, war and crazy kids
[F#m]All the stupid things I did
[Em]I may never know the toll I [A]took on her
And that [G]Old [A]King [D]James
[D] [Bm] [G] [D] [A] [Bm] [F#m] [G] [D] [A]  
[D]Yeah I'm the one who's [Bm]got it now
She said read it when you're [F#m]feeling down
And I said, "Yes Ma'[G]am"
Now the [Em]cover's torn
And the [G]leather's worn on that [D]Old King James
[Bm] [G] [D]  

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