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Recorded by Kitty Wells
Words and music by Johnny and Walter Bailes
From: Gene L. Graham [ah827@rgfn.epcc.Edu]


DUST ON THE BIBLE


CHORUS
[G] Dust on the Bible, dust on the holy word
The words of all the prophets and the [A7] sayings of our [D7] Lord ...
Of [G] all the other books you'll find, there's none salvation holds
Get that dust off the Bible and re-[D7] deem your poor [G] soul. 

[G] I went into a home one day to see some friends of mine
Of all the books and magazines, not a [A7] Bible could I [D7] find ...
I [G] asked them for the Bible; when they brought it, what a shame
For the dust was covered o'er it, not a finger-[D7]print was [G] plain.

CHORUS

You can read your magazines, read of love and tragic things  
And not one verse of scripture, not one verse do you know ...
When it is the very truth and its contents good for you
Dust on the Bible will doom your soul.

CHORUS

EXTRA VERSE:
Oh, if you have a friend you'd like to help along life's way
Just tell him that the Good Book shows a mortal how to pray ...
The best advice to give him that will make his burden light
Is to dust the family Bible, trade the wrong way for the right.

SOURCE: Kitty Wells - Dust On The Bible; DECCA DL7-8858
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