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From: Roberto Barbieri email@example.com
Performer: Ty England Written by Mark D. Sanders and Bob Regan Album: Two ways to fall
BACKSLIDER'S PRAYER INTRO: G Am7 C G G He said I know this ain't the time or place Am7 But Lord I need to talk C In a business suit in a corner booth G In a crowded little restaurant G We all tried not to listen Am7 We all tried not to look C But a whole room full of customers D And the waitress and the cook Em C G All stopped what we were doing when he bowed his head Em C D In that silence we heard every word he said G C CHORUS: I've been trying to do things my way D G Down here on life's highway C G Slippin' slidin' sideways D Between no way and nowhere G C If I could only gain a foothold D Em D Up there on Your high road C G Lord if You hear me help me C G I'll do anything You tell me to C G All I've got to offer You is this D (G) Backslider's prayer INTRO G Well the waitress made the first move Am7 When she filled his coffee cup C She said you ain't alone here mister G You're speaking for the rest of us G I heard some scattered amens Am7 And a couple of I've been there's C Then things got back to normal D The dishes and the silverware Em C Were clanging in the kitchen G Like an angel's band Em C As I took my place in line D To shake his hand 'cause
CHORUS SOLO: G C D G C G D D
G C If I could only gain a foothold D Em D Up there on Your high road C G Lord if You hear me help me C G I'll do anything You tell me to C G All I've got to offer You is this D C G Backslider's prayer INTRO