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Lyr Req: Education From On High (Boyd Van Winkle)

HiHo_Silver 17 Dec 04 - 03:17 PM
Jim Dixon 19 Dec 04 - 12:51 PM
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Subject: Lyr Req: Education up on High and/or He had what
From: HiHo_Silver
Date: 17 Dec 04 - 03:17 PM

Looking for lyrics for a friend; Song Education Up on High or He had what it took.
Chorus: If I could go back when I was a lad
When I'd go to church, with mother and dad
The preacher would preach, straight from the book
he had no education but he had what it took.

This could be bluegrass, bluegrass gospel or gospel.

Thanks to all for your efforts


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Education up on High and/or He had what
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 19 Dec 04 - 12:51 PM

I don't know the song, but it was a belief my father (born and raised in rural Kentucky) often expressed, that it didn't matter if a preacher had no "book learning" as long as he was properly inspired.

Dad was bitter over his own lack of "book learning," and felt he was unfairly scorned by the over-educated masses.

I think the song would have brought him some comfort, and I would like to see it myself.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Education up on High and/or He had what
From: GUEST
Date: 16 Aug 15 - 12:29 PM

https://youtu.be/AxYGjKQ57uo


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Subject: Lyr Add: EDUCATION FROM ON HIGH (Boyd Van Winkle)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 17 Aug 15 - 01:00 PM

Here's my transcription from the video at YouTube, where the song is said to be sung by Junior Sisk & Ramblers Choice--a bluegrass band from Ferrum, Virginia. (Thanks, guest, for the link.) Whoever posted the video confessed to not knowing the song title, but a commenter said "Education From On High." There is a song by that title on the Ramblers Choice album "Sounds of the Mountains" (1998), so I'll go with that. Repertoire.BMI.com attributes it to Shorty Van Winkle. Rambler's Choice is the only band listed there as having recorded it, but AllMusic.com says that Southern Accent also recorded it. YouTube has videos of several groups performing it, but the title is sometimes given there as EDUCATION ON HIGH.


EDUCATION FROM ON HIGH
Boyd "Shorty" Van Winkle
As sung by Junior Sisk & Ramblers Choice.

CHORUS: If I could go back when I was a lad,
When I'd go to church with mother and dad,
The preacher would preach straight from the book.
He had no education but he had what it took.

1. The preacher would preach: "Repent of your sins.
Give your heart to Jesus and let the love right in.
Jesus died on the cross at Calvary,
And he gave his life for you and for me." CHORUS

2. Don't let education stand in your way.
It won't get you to heaven on that judgment day.
Give your heart to Jesus; say an honest prayer,
Then you'll be ready for that meeting in the air. CHORUS


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