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From: firstname.lastname@example.org.Edu (Gene L. Graham) Peformer: Hank Williams, Sr. Words and music: Bonnie Dodd BE CAREFUL OF STONES THAT YOU THROW CHORUS A [F] tongue can accuse and carry bad [C] news The [F] seeds of distrust it will [C] sow But [F] unless you've made no mistakes in your [C] life Be careful of [G7] stones that you [C] throw. (SPOKEN) [C] A neighbor was passing my [F] garden one time [C] She stopped and I knew right away [G7] That it was gossip not flowers she had on her mind [C] And this is what I heard my neighbor say: [C] "That girl down the street [F] should be run from our midst [C] She drinks and she talks quite a lot [G7] She knows not to speak to my child or to me." [C] My neighbor then smiled and I thought: CHORUS (SPOKEN) A car speeded by and the screamin' of brakes A sound that made my blood chill For my neighbor's one child had been pulled from the path And saved by a girl lying still. The child was unhurt and my neighbor cried out: "Oh! who was that brave girl so sweet?" I covered the crushed, broken body and said: "The bad girl who lives down the street." CHORUSHome