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From: "J & L Publishing" 
Words and music: Buck Owens  (1966)
Buck plays this in D# on the recording I have.
Capo at first fret and play as D.
Submitted by John M. Robinson


There's Dust on Mother's Bible

Slow Waltz  D#


Chorus
        D
There's dust on mother's Bible
     G                 D
Its cover's worn with age
    G                 D
And tho it's old and wrinkled
                A      D
Mama's there on every page


The night the angels called her
Mama called me to her side
And handed me her Bible
Said "Son, let God be your guide."


Chorus
I picked up mother's old Bible
To my heart I pressed it tight
And I heard her softly whisper
"Son, I'll meet you on the other side."


Instrumental Break
I kissed my mother's old Bible
And I wiped away the dust.
Oh you never know until she's gone
How you'll miss your mother's love


Chorus

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From: "RONNIE DAVIS" 

Dust On Mother's Bible 

Chorus:
There’s [G] dust on [D] Mother’s [G] Bible
It’s [C] cover’s worn with [G] age
And [C] though it’s old and [G] wrinkled
Mama’s there on [D] every [G] page.

The [G] night the [D] angels called [G] her
Mama [C] called me to her [G] side
And [C] handed me her [G] Bible
Said “ Son let [D] God be your [G] guide”

Chorus

I [G] picked up [D] Mother’s old [G] Bible
To my [C] heart I pressed it [G] tight
And I [C] heard her soulfully [G] whisper
“Son I’ll meet you on the [D] other [G] side”.

I [G] kissed my [D] Mother’s old [G] Bible
And I [C] wiped away the [G] dust
Oh you’ll [C] never know until [G] she’s gone
How you’ll miss your [D] Mother’s [G] love.

Chorus
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