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Lyr Req: Jesus Christ S.R.O. (Tom Paxton)

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Subject: Tune Req: Jesus Christ SOS on Broadway Tom Paxton
From: Camper-Ted
Date: 28 Mar 08 - 04:40 PM

Many years ago Tom Paxton wrote and performed a song called. "Jesus Christ SOS on Broadway." Does anyone have the music, lyrics or chords to this song?


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Jesus Christ SOS on Broadway Tom Paxton
From: Leadfingers
Date: 28 Mar 08 - 04:52 PM

Pedant Alert ! Its Jesus Christ SOR (Standing Room Only) and I USED to do this so I will have to think hard about the chord run , but have NO way to post the melody !


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Subject: Lyr Add: JESUS CHRIST S.R.O. (Tom Paxton)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 14 Dec 09 - 09:01 AM

Lyrics copied from http://www.mydfz.com/Paxton/lyrics/jcsro.htm

JESUS CHRIST S.R.O.
Tom Paxton

Jesus, you're making it big on Broadway,
Gosh, it's good to see your name in lights!
Singing them rock and roll songs, by golly!
Bet you, you learned them from Buddy Holly,
I bet you you kept the Heavenly Choir up late at night,
A-picking up a back beat.

Jesus, you're S.R.O. on Broadway,
Told us you'd be back, but what do you know?
A-wop bop a loo-bop, a-wop bam boom!
Rolled the stone back from the tomb,
And out came Jesus, starring in a Broadway show!

Jesus, we needed you here on Broadway.
Business wasn't so good till you came through.
Cecil DeMille made a bundle with you,
But he never knew that you could boogaloo.
Now let me tell you what we're gonna do for you,
We'll put you on a T-shirt!

Jesus, you're a very hot ticket on Broadway.
Told us you'd be back, but what do you know?
A-wop bop a loo-bop, a-wop bam boom!
All you ever needed was a couple good tunes!
Jesus, I bet your Daddy's proud of you now!

Jesus loves me, this I know,
Gave me house seats to his show.

Oh, when the cash starts rolling in,
Oh, when the cash starts rolling in,
Aren't you glad you signed up the Savior,
When the cash starts rolling in?

Jesus, you're really the toast of Broadway,
Spreading peace and joy on the old White Way.
This time around you're a little bit looser.
All you ever needed was the right producer,
Someone who could tell the Savior what to say -
A-be a-bop a-lula.

Jesus, you're the biggest star on Broadway,
And what a proper superstar you look!
A golden oldie, a blast from the past,
It's great to see that you've come back at last,
And some day I just have to read the book!


[The song is listed as JESUS CHRIST, S.R.O. (STANDING ROOM ONLY) on Paxton's 1972 album "Peace Will Come" and JESUS CHRIST S.R.O. on the 1998 album "Live in Concert"]


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Jesus Christ S.R.O. (Tom Paxton)
From: Charley Noble
Date: 14 Dec 09 - 09:12 AM

Not to be confused with Single Resident Occupancy (S.R.O.).

Charley Noble


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