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Will Lyr/Tune Req: Samson and Delilah (Rev. Gary Davis) (3) Lyr Add: SAMSON AND DELILAH (from Grateful Dead) 29 Nov 98


From www.lyrics.ch (Grateful Dead version; note "p-less" spelling of Sampson)

SAMSON AND DELILAH
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If I had my way,
I would tear this old building down.

Well Delilah was a woman; she was fine and fair,
She had good looks, God knows, and coal black hair,
Delilah she gained old Samson's mind,
When first he saw this woman, you know she looked so fine.

Delilah she climbed up on Samson's knee
Said tell me where your strength lies if you please
She spoke so kind and she talked so fair
And Samson said, Delilah cut off my hair.

You can shave my head, clean as my hand
And my strength will become as natural as any old man.

If I had my way, if I had my way, if I had my way,
I would tear this old building down.

You read about Samson, ever since his birth
He was the strongest man that ever had lived on earth
So one day when Samson was walking along
He looked down on the ground, he saw an old jawbone

He stretched out his arm, God knows, chains broke like a thread
When he got to moving, ten thousand was dead.

If I had my way, if I had my way, if I had my way,
I would tear this old building down.

Now Samson and the lion, they got in a tack,
Samson he crawled up on the lion's back
You read about this lion, he killed a man with his paws
But Samson he got his hands around that lion's jaws

He ripped that beast till he killed him dead
The bees made honey in the lion's head.

If I had my way, if I had my way, if I had my way,
I would tear this old building down.


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