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Words and music: Bobby Bradock
Performer: George Jones
Album: Hallelujah Weekend


Would They Love Him Down in Shreveport Today

        G              Em            C             Am7
If they saw Him riding in, long hair flying in the wind,
           G                Em           D
Would they love Him down in Shreveport today?
        G              Em        C           Am7
If they heard He was a Jew and a Palestinian too,
           G                D7          C     G
Would they love him down in Nashville today?

                          Em          C                  Am7
If they saw Him talk with ease to the junkies drunks and thieves,
           G               Em        D
Would they love Him out in Wichita today?
          G                 Em          C                 Am7
Would the rich men think it funny if He said give up your money?
           G              D7            C      G
Would they love Him up on Wall Street today?

      C                               G                          
If He made the wine to water, gave it to their sons and daughters,
Bb dim                                    D
   What would the folks in Salt Lake City say?
      G                Em         C                          Am7
If He talked of brotherhood as He walked their neighbourhoods,
           G              D7       C    G
Would they love him up in Boston today?

      C                                   G                          
If He said love those who use you, and forgive those who abuse you,
Bb dim                                   D
   If He turned the other cheek what would you say?
          G                  Em             C                   Am7
Would you laugh and call Him crazy and then send Him on His way,
                D7        C      G
If walked right into your town today?

          G                  Em             C                     
Would you laugh and call Him crazy and then send Him on His way,
Am7              D7        C      G
If walked right into your town today?

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