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Posted By: GUEST
16-Sep-12 - 08:17 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req/Add: Ten Thousand Instant Christians
Subject: LYR ADD Ten Thousand Instant Christians (M Boyce)
TEN THOUSAND INSTANT CHRISTIANS
Feb 19, '09 1:43 AM
for everyone
Max Boyce is a great Welsh Comedian and Singer.

I haven't been able to find a 'youtube' for this song of his, which comments on the Disappearing Christians who once used to go to chapel to sing, but now are more likely to be found at a Rugby Match on the Sabbath.

Well at least we have the words:

When He sees the Hope and Anchor
Where we sang before the game
Where 'Cwm Rhondda' and 'Delilah'
First sounded both the same
The bar was filled with singing
Hymns came on a tray
Saturday was Sunday
I wonder what He'll say

What will He say?
What will He say?
I wonder, I wonder what He'll say?

When He sees the North Enclosure
With it's belly full of ale
And sees that male voice flagon
Sing to the twisted barrier rail
'Cwm Rhondda' and 'Penmachno'
Hymns of yesterday
Only half remembered
I wonder what He'll say

What will He say?
What will He say?
I wonder, I wonder what He'll say?

When He sees that touch-line tenor
With his copy made of sand
Ten Thousand Instant Christians
And the Glynneath Silver Band
'C'mon man, ref, for Ch***'s sake
That ball was still in play'
Ten Thousand Instant Christians
I wonder what He'll say

What will He say?
What will He say?
I wonder, I wonder what He'll say?

When He sees that empty chapel
With it's locked and shuttered door
And sees that dusty Bible
Cobweb covered floor
The numbers slowly dwindling
Much fewer now each day
Calfaria now a bingo hall
I wonder what He'll say

What will He say?
What will He say?
I wonder, I wonder what He'll say?

I wonder.


The above is from

http://calum33.multiply.com/journal/item/36?&show_interstitial=1&u=%2Fjournal%2Fitem