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    ALABAMA

    Songs Of Inspiration II 2007 ©

    The Refrain Of John Dillon James

    Oh, John Dillon James was my good time country buddy
    Well, we hunted, talked and fished his last days away
    He was just a hired farm hand, worked old man Walker's land
    Retired on his 68th birthday
    Yeah, he wore a size sixteen shoe, had skin like alligator
    Lord, he could pick up a deer and walk right out of those woods
    Old Dillon had a million tales but he sung me one refrain
    And I recall that song by John Dillon James

    One July Monday morning I met him at the fishing hole
    But old Dillon wasn't toting his half pint of tin hide
    His roll your own tobacco string was a-hanging from his pocket
    His eyes were red as beets, looked like he cried
    And I know he sat on knees cause his overalls were muddy
    But my ten year old mind didn't understand
    He sat down on the bank and wrote this four line refrain
    And I recall that song by John Dillon James

    Well, I got my ticket for the ride in the sky
    I've been talking to the man, I'm gonna fly
    Paid the price down on my knees
    A voice from heaven promised me
    I got my ticket for the ride in the sky

    Well, it was one year to the day on a July Monday morning
    I waited at the fishing hole but old Dillon, he didn't show
    Daddy came down about noon, and said
    Son, I've got some news
    Lord's rested old Dillon's soul
    Yeah, and I walked up to his bedside
    Looked down at old big Dillon
    Lord knows that I saw a pair of wings
    That tables set but I felt good, for at last I understood
    That refrain sung by John Dillon James

    Well, I got my ticket for the ride in the sky, Lord, y'all
    I've been talking to the man, I'm gonna fly (I'm gonna fly)
    I paid the price down on my knees
    A voice from heaven promised me
    Well, I got my ticket for the ride in the sky
    Yeah, I got my ticket for the ride in the sky

    2007 ©




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