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Submitted by: Gene Graham [ah827@rgfn.epcc.edu]
Performer: Hank Williams, Sr. (with Audrey Williams)
Words and music: Johnny Bailes, Ervin Staggs, Zeke Clements
and Muriel Deason Wright (aka Kitty Wells)

THE PALE HORSE AND HIS RIDER


[G] Listen poor sinner; you're driftin' away 
From the Dear Saviour; who's pleading to-[D] day
[G] What will you do; when the Saviour ain't [C] nigh
When the Pale [G] Horse and his [D] rider goes [G] by?

The time now ain't long; when the Saviour will come
Then you'll be judged; by the deeds you have done
On that judgement day; you'll weep and you'll cry
When the Pale Horse and his rider goes by?

When that trumpet sounds; on the sinners below
Not even the angels; in heaven will know
Then's when you'll wish; you had Jesus nigh
When the Pale Horse and his rider goes by?

Won't you redeem; your poor wicked soul
You can't pay your way; with Silver and Gold
If you're not saved; you'll be lost in the night
When the Pale Horse and his rider goes by?

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