This file is the author's own work and represents their interpretation of the song. You may only use this file for private study, scholarship, or research.



Performer: Randy Travis
Album: Rise and Shine


Pray for the Fish


Verse 1:

B                            A
Everybody gathered where the river 

     E            B              A     E
runs wider at the edge of town

   B                    A         E
To see if that Eddy Lee Vaughn baptism

    B                A     E
was really gonna go down

B                     A
Folks bet hard-earned money

     E              B                A   E
that water wouldn't change a thing

     B                 A          E
They set the odds at a hundred to one,

    B                      A       F#
his soul would never come clean

         
Then the preacher said people take a moment or two

F#
There's something we need to do


Chorus:

             B
Pray for the fish,

           A           E
they won't know what's comin'

          B                          A        E
when then sins start rollin' off the likes of him

B                     A          E
Lord be with 'em they ain't done nothin'

B
Please won't you leave 'em

       A             E       F#
just a little bit of room to swim
             B
Pray for the fish


Verse 2:

         B
Well the preacher ducked him under

     A          E              B             A     E
that cool clear water, then he did it again

B                         A       E
Eddy came up yelling, "Oh Lord in Heaven,

     B                      A         E
Hallelujah, I'm a brand new man"

         B
Well the water got to bubblin'

    A          E
the sky got to rumblin', 

        B                     A        E
and the thunder backed up the choir

    B
The fish started jumpin'

       A              E             B             A   E
it was like they were swimmin' in a lake of fire

     F#
Then Eddy's mamma stepped out of the crowd

    F#
and started yellin' out loud


Chorus;

             B
Pray for the fish,

           A           E
they won't know what's comin'

         B                          A        E
when the sin starts rollin' off the likes of him

B                      A          E
Lord be with 'em, they ain't done nothin'

B
Please won't you leave 'em,

       A             E       F#
just a little bit of room to swim
             B
Pray for the fish


Tag:

        E
He said everybody cross your fingers

              F#
and fold your hands

 E                                    F#
Pray for ole Eddy, but before we say Amen,


Chorus:

             B      A   E    B    A   E
Pray for the fish

B                     A          E
Lord be with 'em they ain't done nothin'

B
Please won't you leave 'em

       A             E       F#
just a little bit of room to swim

             B     A   E   B
Pray for the fish

A          E       B     A    E    B    A
Lord, Pray for the fish

Home