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Lyr Req: When Jesus Came into the Bar Room

Carol Haigh 16 Mar 98 - 02:54 PM
John in Brisbane 16 Mar 98 - 11:37 PM
Carol Haigh 17 Mar 98 - 08:44 AM
Jim Dixon 04 Feb 10 - 06:23 PM
dick greenhaus 05 Feb 10 - 01:55 PM
Bill D 05 Feb 10 - 02:01 PM
wysiwyg 05 Feb 10 - 02:02 PM
Charley Noble 05 Feb 10 - 04:33 PM
Q (Frank Staplin) 05 Feb 10 - 04:49 PM
Paul Burke 06 Feb 10 - 12:32 PM
Q (Frank Staplin) 06 Feb 10 - 02:57 PM
wysiwyg 06 Feb 10 - 04:01 PM
GUEST,Cindy in SC 10 Feb 10 - 10:42 PM
GUEST,Guest (Mark Bluemel) 11 Feb 10 - 05:45 AM
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GUEST,SirCoughsalot 14 Jan 13 - 03:40 PM
Ron Davies 14 Jan 13 - 07:53 PM
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GUEST,.gargoyle 14 Jan 13 - 09:51 PM
Joe Offer 15 Jan 13 - 02:28 AM
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Subject: One Saturday Night in the Bar Room
From: Carol Haigh
Date: 16 Mar 98 - 02:54 PM

My mum used to sing this song which we all called One Saturday night in the bar room. She didn't know all of the lyrics even then and now I've forgotten more. It's about a gospel singer and Jesus appearing. I've searched Saturday, bar and Jesus with not luck. Has anyone else heard this song? Thanks


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Subject: RE: One Saturday Night in the Bar Room
From: John in Brisbane
Date: 16 Mar 98 - 11:37 PM

Is this possibly a version of Almost Persuaded. I only know pieces of a parody which goes:

One night all alone in a bar room, I met a girl with a pint in her purse,

This is a country tune with a slow waltz beat.


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Subject: RE: One Saturday Night in the Bar Room
From: Carol Haigh
Date: 17 Mar 98 - 08:44 AM

Thanks John, but this song is more about repentance:-)..it goes like this...."One Saturday night in the bar room. A gospel singer walked in and bravely she read from the Bible and begged us to turn from our sin." She gets heckled by one of the patrons and finally a stranger speaks. It turns out that the stranger is Jesus. The more I think about it, it might be called "When Jesus appeared in the Bar Room." Does this help anyone?


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Subject: Lyr Add: WHEN JESUS CAME INTO THE BARROOM
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 04 Feb 10 - 06:23 PM

Copied from here:

^^
WHEN JESUS CAME INTO THE BARROOM

One Saturday night in the barroom, a gospel singer walked in,
And bravely she read from the Bible, and begged them to turn from their sin.

"Oh, come unto Jesus," she pleaded. "He'll be your staff and your rod."
Then one of the drinkers who stood there said, "Well, I don't believe in your God.

I don't rightly know how you prove them, that pack o' lies that you said,
But if there's a God up in heaven, I dare Him to strike me down dead."

The silence that followed was awful. The others stood there in fear,
But the drunkard just laughed and kept sayin', "Why doesn't your Jesus appear?"

And then came the voice of a stranger who stood just outside at the door,
A stranger who simply was passing by, for no one had seen him before.

"Oh, listen to me, all you people," and the place just lit up with his smile.
"Our Lord marks the fall of a sparrow, and every man is His child.

There's none so great or so lowly that God's sweet mercy denies,
And, yes, even those who denounce Him will never be lost, until you die."

And then he raised his right hand, and smiled upon every one,
And those last words that he said were like music. He said, "I know, because I am his son."

And each who was there will remember those words to his very last day,
When Jesus came into the bar room, and told of God's wonderful way.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: When Jesus Came into the Bar Room
From: dick greenhaus
Date: 05 Feb 10 - 01:55 PM

Should be followed, I guess, with "Are You Drinking With Me, Jesus"


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: When Jesus Came into the Bar Room
From: Bill D
Date: 05 Feb 10 - 02:01 PM

Maybe that drunk was 'dropkicked by Jesus, through the goalposts of life'.


and maybe not...


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: When Jesus Came into the Bar Room
From: wysiwyg
Date: 05 Feb 10 - 02:02 PM

Let's not turn a music thread into a religion-argument thread?

~S~


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: When Jesus Came into the Bar Room
From: Charley Noble
Date: 05 Feb 10 - 04:33 PM

I am nobly resisting the impulse to post anything else.

It's hard!

Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: When Jesus Came into the Bar Room
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 05 Feb 10 - 04:49 PM

Gee! A song like this and can't post anything else? It's hard, hard, haarrd!

End over end, neither left nor to the right .....


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: When Jesus Came into the Bar Room
From: Paul Burke
Date: 06 Feb 10 - 12:32 PM

I thought it was going to be something like "When Father Papered the Parlour":

When Jesus came into the bar room
You couldn't see him for grace,
Miracles here! Parables there!
Loaves and fishes everywhere,
Mary was dancing with angels
St Peter was out on the floor,
I never knew the Holy Family
So lit up before.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: When Jesus Came into the Bar Room
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 06 Feb 10 - 02:57 PM

Wasn't there another verse to "When Jesus Came .....? I seem to remember "Out of the barroom he ..something something.."


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: When Jesus Came into the Bar Room
From: wysiwyg
Date: 06 Feb 10 - 04:01 PM

Verses-- want more verses.

~S~


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: When Jesus Came into the Bar Room
From: GUEST,Cindy in SC
Date: 10 Feb 10 - 10:42 PM

It is amazing that this question was asked in 1998 and posted this month. I too have been looking for this song. My 87 year old grandmother sung it for me a couple of months ago. Yesterday, she sang it again this time to her daughter. It is a wonderful song about God's forgiving grace.

Jim Dixon....Thank you for posting


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: When Jesus Came into the Bar Room
From: GUEST,Guest (Mark Bluemel)
Date: 11 Feb 10 - 05:45 AM

Like Paul Burke, I immediately spotted the like to "When Father Papered the Parlour".

Unlike him, I couldn't generate a spiffy set of lyrics for this masterpiece. His version blows the original out of the water.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: When Jesus Came into the Bar Room
From: GUEST,Guest
Date: 11 Mar 12 - 12:40 PM

I believe Eddy Arnold recorded this song many, many, moons ago. Last time I heard it, I was about 9 or 10 at a friends house. I'm 64 now. The Eddy Arnold recording is no doubt very rare. Good Luck.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: When Jesus Came into the Bar Room
From: GUEST
Date: 14 Jan 13 - 08:54 AM

One saturday night in a bar room
a gospel singer walked in.
Bravely she read from the Bible
and begged them to turn from their sin.

Oh come unto Jesus she pleaded
He'll be your staff and your rod
when one of the drunkards said to her
I don't believe in your God.

I don't rightly know how you prove them
that pack of lies that you said
if there is a God up in heaven
I dare Him to strike me down dead.

One of the others who stood there
said that's enough of that now
what leads you to thank tthat Lord Jesus
would bother with you anyhow?

You're just a bum and a drunkard
and nothing that you could say
would reach up to God in his heaven
and make him go out of his way.

Then came the voice of a stranger
who stood just outside the door.
A stranger who must have been passing by
for no one had seen him before

Oh harken to me all you people
his face lit up as he smiled.
Our Lord marks the fall of a sparrow
and every man is his child.

That's all I remember


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: When Jesus Came into the Bar Room
From: GUEST,SirCoughsalot
Date: 14 Jan 13 - 03:40 PM

George Davis sings it on his Folkways album, When Kentucky Had No Union Men. Porter Wagoner also recorded it, and maybe Kitty Wells. At least one singer recorded it as "God's Wonderful Way."


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: When Jesus Came into the Bar Room
From: Ron Davies
Date: 14 Jan 13 - 07:53 PM

I've been trying-- without success-- to buy this song on i-Tunes for 99 cents (problem with password, for some reason).   Sounds like a good one.

But it seems that if you take all the verses posted by Guest of 14 Jan 2013 through "for no one had seen him before", then take the verses posted by Jim Dixon starting with "Oh, listen to me all you people", you will have the whole song.

And since the melody remains the same for every verse, you can get that melody just from the sample they allow you to hear on i-Tunes.

The irony of all this is of course I'd be glad to buy the song outright--but Apple is preventing me.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: When Jesus Came into the Bar Room
From: Ron Davies
Date: 14 Jan 13 - 08:21 PM

On second thought, it looks like the thing to do is take Jim's verses 1 through 4, put Guest's verses "One of the others..." and "You're just a bum.." in as verses 5 and 6, then return to Jim's version for verses 7 through 11.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: When Jesus Came into the Bar Room
From: GUEST,.gargoyle
Date: 14 Jan 13 - 09:51 PM

AMAZING...

Sincerely,
Gargoyle

Grace like this ...has me still checking into Mudcat


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Subject: ADD: Jesus Appeared in a Barroom (George Davis)
From: Joe Offer
Date: 15 Jan 13 - 02:28 AM

A few Websites gave the title of the Porter Wagoner recording as "God's Wonderful Way," but I couldn't find the Wagoner recording. George Davic called it "Jesus Appeared in a Barroom." You can find his Smithsonian Folkways recording on Spotify. Here are the lyrics from the Folkways recording. The album doesn't clearly identify Davis as the songwriter, but the Harry Fox Agency clearly identifies the song as written by George Davis. HOWEVER, harry Fox Agency lists a song titled "God's Wonderful Way," written by "Richards, Austine" and recorded by Porter Wagoner.

JESUS APPEARED IN A BARROOM
(George Davis)

One Saturday night, in a barroom,
A gospel singer walked in,
And bravely she read from her Bible,
And begged them to turn from their sin.

"Oh come unto Jesus, " she pleaded,
"He'll be your staff and your rod."
When one of the drinkers said to her,
"I don't believe in your God.

I don't rightfully know how you prove them,
The pack of lies that you said,
If there be a God up in heaven
I dare him to strike me down dead."

Oh the silence that followed was awful,
The others stood there in fear,
But the drunkard he laughed and continued,
"Why doesn't your Jesus appear?"

Then one of the others who stood there
Said, "That's enough of that now.
What leads you to think that Lord Jesus
Would bother with you anyhow?

You're only a bum and a drunkard,
And nothin' that you could say
Could reach up to God in his heaven
And make him go out of his way."

And then came the voice of a stranger
Who stood outside at the door,
A stranger who simply was passing
For no one had seen him before.

He raised his right hand above them,
His face lit up as he smiled,
"Our Lord marks the fall of a sparrow,
And every man is his child.

There's none so great or so lowly
That God's sweet mercy denies,
And even the ones who denounce him
Will never be lost in his eyes."

He raised his right hand above him,
And smiled upon everyone,
And the last words he spoke were like music.
I know because I am his son.

And each who were there will remember
The words to the very last day,
When Jesus appeared in a barroom
And told of God's wonderful way.


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Subject: ADD: God's Wonderful Way (Richards, Astine)
From: Joe Offer
Date: 15 Jan 13 - 02:48 AM

Several of "those" lyrics sites have lyrics for the Porter Wagoner recording. You can tell they all come from the same original source because they all have, "and bravely she red from the Bible." Here's a cleaned-up rendition of those lyrics. I couldn't find the recording.

GOD'S WONDERFUL WAY
(Richards, Austine - as recorded by Porter Wagoner)

One Saturday night in a barroom, a gospel singer walked in,
And bravely she read from the Bible and begged them to turn from their sins.
"Oh, come unto Jesus," she pleaded, "he'll be your step in the rock."
When one of the drinkers said to her, "Why I don't believe in your God."

The silence that followed was awful, the others just stood there in fear;
But the drunk just kept laughin' and sayin', "Why doesn't your Jesus appear?"

Then one of the others who stood there said, "That's enough of that now.
What leads you to think that Lord Jesus would bother with you anyhow?
"Why you're only a bum and a drunkard and nothin' that you can say
Would reach up to God in heaven and make him go out of his way."

And then came the voice of a stranger who stood just outside at the door;
The stranger who simply was passing by, for no one had seen him before.

"Oh listen to me all you people," the place lit up as he smiled,
"Our Lord marks the fall of a sparrow, and every man is his child.
There's none so great or so lowly that God's sweet mercy denies,
And even the ones who denounce him will never be lost in his eyes."

And then he lifted his right hand, and smiled up on everyone;
And the last words he said were like music - I know, because I am his son.
Now each who was there will remember those words to his very last day
When Jesus appeared in a barroom and told of God's wonderful way.


Source: http://www.sweetslyrics.com/390474.Porter%20Wagoner%20-%20God's%20Wonderful%20Way.html (cleaned up)

Just like last night, I'm gonna hate myself in the morning for posting these lyrics.....


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: When Jesus Came into the Bar Room
From: Ron Davies
Date: 15 Jan 13 - 11:56 AM

Only problem I can see with these Wagoner lyrics, Joe, is that "upon" is one word. And it should probably be "A stranger who was passing by", not, "The stranger".    Oh yes, and it's got to be "your staff and your rock", as it is in the George Davis recording (is now and ever shall be).

There don't seem to be any problems with the Davis lyrics.

Thanks.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: When Jesus Came into the Bar Room
From: GUEST,SirCoughsalot
Date: 15 Jan 13 - 12:12 PM

George Davis sings "your staff and your rod." Makes the rhyme.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: When Jesus Came into the Bar Room
From: Ron Davies
Date: 15 Jan 13 - 04:45 PM

Staff and rod.   Yes. Of course--it's the obvious choice.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: When Jesus Came into the Bar Room
From: GUEST
Date: 30 Sep 13 - 07:34 PM

This song was in the late 40's or early 50" but i dont know for sure
who ang it.I've wondered about that a lot.I was thinking it was Porter
Wagoner boe it had a "talking part in it" and he did lot of talking songs. I was 18 wheb i heard it and now im 77.Bobby


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: When Jesus Came into the Bar Room
From: GUEST,dick greenhaus
Date: 01 Oct 13 - 12:39 AM

Also consider the Berryman's "Are You Drinking With Me, Jesus"


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