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From: Perret Charles-Amir : firstname.lastname@example.org Written and performed by Billy Joe Shaver. CHICKEN ON THE GROUND Verse 1: G C/G There's an old familiar hillside overlooking Emhouse,Texas G D Where I left some childhood memories layin' round G C/G I can almost hear the singing,I can still remember praying G D G At them old campground meetings eatin' chicken on the ground Chorus: G D G With them hallelujahs ringin',everybody shoutin',singin' D Give me that old time religion,Jesus loves me,this I know G C/G When life was finger-lickin' good and God lived in our neighborhood G D C/G At them old campground meetin's eatin' chicken on the ground Verse 2: G C/G I can still remember feelin' all that happiness inside me G D When I praised the Lord and laid my burdens down G C/G But that chicken must have tasted better than the word of God G D G 'Cause it went slippin' through my fingers and rollin' on the ground Chorus. Verse 3: G C/G I reckon everyone of us can call back or remember G D When the taste and smell of youth was all around G C/G And I reckon in our own way everyone of us is payin' now G D G For eatin' chicken and not listenin' to old Parson Brown Chorus (x3).