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IF I GIVE MY SOUL Written and performed by Billy Joe Shaver Verse 1: D G D Down a dangerous road, I have come to where I'm standing A With a heavy heart, and my hat clutched in my hand D G D Such a foolish fool, God ain't known no greater sinner G D A D I have come in search of Jesus, hoping He will understand Verse 2: D G D I had a woman once, she was kind and she was gentle A Had a child by me, who grew up to be a man D G D I had a steady job, til I started into drinking G D A D And I started making music that went with the devil's band Verse 3: D G D Oh the years flew by like a mighty rush of eagles G A My dreams and plans were all scattered in the wind D G D It's a lonesome life, when you lose the ones you live for G D A D If I make my peace with Jesus will they take me back again? Chorus: D G D If I give my soul, will he cleanse these clothes i'm wearin'? G A If I give my soul, will he put new boots on my feet? D G D If I bow my head and beg God for his forgiveness G D A D Will he breathe new breath inside me and give back my dignity? Chorus bis: D G D If I give my soul, will he stop my hands from shaking? G A If I give my soul,will my son love me again? D G D If I give my soul, and she knows I really mean it G D A D If I give my soul to Jesus will she take me back again? Chorus bis. D G D A D If I give my soul to Jesus will she take me back again? Thanks to David M. Potter (firstname.lastname@example.org) for the lyrics. Perret Charles-Amir : email@example.com http://soleil.univ-mlv.fr/~perret/country.html