Due West – “Bible and the Belt”

Intro.: (C7) x 4 bars

(Verse 1)
Well, I (C7)grew up back in the sticks
I was (F7)raised on cornbread and scr i pture
And (G7)praise God for teachin’ me wrong from (C7)right
I had a wild streak three counties wide
Devil (F7)had me dead in his sightsaa
It was the (G7)hand of God that kept me out of the hands of the (C7)lawe-

(Chorus)
(C7)Mama brought the Bible, daddy brought the belt
(F7)Mama set the table, daddy rung the bell
The (G7)preacher did his best to show me the light
But (C7)daddy was the one that kept me walkin’ the line
Mama sang the gospel, daddy drove it home
(F7)Mama was an angel, daddy was a brimstone
(G7) One foot in Heaven, and one foot in Hell
(C7)I found the religion ‘tween the Bible and the Belt

Inst.: (C7) x 4 bars

(Verse 2)
I guess it (C7)rings true what the “Good Book” says
What you (F7)learn young, you never forget
Daddy’s (G7)belt left quite an impression on (C7)me
Hmmm, I can still hear Mama’s voice in the choir
She’d set the (F7)whole dang church on fire
And it (G7)still burns in the deepest part of (C7)me

Repeat Chorus

Inst.: | (D7) | (D7) | (F7) | (F7) | (Ab7) | (Ab7) | (Bb7) | (Ddim) |

(Chorus)
(C7)Mama sang the gospel, daddy drove it home
(F7)Mama was an angel, daddy was a brimstone
(G7) One foot in Heaven, and one foot in Hell
(C7)I found the religion ‘tween the Bible and the Belt

(Tag)
I say, (G7)one foot in Heaven, and one foot in Hell
(C7)I found the religion ‘tween the Bible and the Belt

Outro.: | (C7) | (C7) | (C7) | (C7)

Interpretation by Koichi Kondo

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