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Thread #27083   Message #2742491
Posted By: Bluegrassman
09-Oct-09 - 07:58 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Add: Songs of the Louvin Brothers
Subject: Lyr Add: LOVE THY NEIGHBOR AS THYSELF (Louvin)
Guest, why don't you join us, here are the lyrics you requested.

LOVE THY NEIGHBOR AS THYSELF
Ira & Charlie Louvin, (Loudermilk) 1955

CHORUS: Love thy neighbor as thyself.
Do unto him as you'd have him do to you.
Give him things that you can do without to help him live.
Love thy neighbor as thyself and he will love you too.

Now, this old world could be a lonesome place without a friend.
We need each other every day. Together we can win.
There's a little good in every man. Don't count and see his faults.
And a precious deed that you might do may change his inward thoughts. CHORUS

Well, I once knew a couple of fellers near my old homestead.
And I just wish that all the world could live the way they did.
They'd swap off work and lend each other money, mules, and plows.
And I've seen 'em many a time dividing milk from one old cow. CHORUS

We need old timey neighborhoods, with hearts that's free of greed.
God make us good old fashioned folks who'll be a friend indeed.
If you want a friend, then be a friend. Do not let charity slack.
Do your deeds without a price, someone will pay you back. CHORUS