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Big Tent Revival - Ballad Of Arlis Richards, The

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The Ballad of Arlis Richards
Big Tent Revival  [capo on 3rd fret]  1995 Ardent Christian Music Copyright
done by Warren and Rose Surette

submitted by : Warren Surette

G                    AM                        G
Arlis Richards was a man who lived among the blacks
                   AM                        G
He was a crosstie walker with guitar on his back 
            AM                       G
barely educated couldn't write his name
                         AM                     G
but when he played his guitar this is what he sang


G               B7   EM       C   G              D            C
I have been set free  pain and misery no longer follow me  I know Jesus!

                   AM           G
Just outside of Memphis back in 52 
              AM                          G  
Arlis was a ramblin the way that he would do
                 AM                    G   
playing on his guitar sitting in the shade
                AM                          G  
people came to listen to the music that he made

CHORUS>
G              B7   EM       C   G              D            C
I have been set free pain and misery no longer follow me  I know Jesus!

BRIDGE  UNKNOWN  CAN WORK WITH OTHERS
Some folks walked on by when they saw the color of his skin

others stayed and cried when they saw the man within.

SOLO AM - GM
AM
when his song was over Arlis went his way
AM                                      G
But some folks say revival started that day

CHORUS>
G              B7   EM       C    G             D            C
I have been set free pain and misery no longer follow me  I know Jesus!

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Zboy4God - 2006-10-02

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