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From: Perret Charles-Amir :
Written and performed by Billy Joe Shaver.

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

      G            D                        G
	With them hallelujahs ringin',everybody shoutin',singin'
	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


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).