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Lyr/Tune Req: Samson and Delilah (Rev. Gary Davis)

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CANDY MAN
IF I HAD MY WAY
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shawn_foster@sltrib.com 29 Nov 98 - 12:51 AM
Ralph Butts 29 Nov 98 - 08:30 AM
Will 29 Nov 98 - 01:07 PM
GUEST,Rama5 02 Apr 21 - 08:37 PM
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Subject: rev gary davis
From: shawn_foster@sltrib.com
Date: 29 Nov 98 - 12:51 AM

anyone have lyrics and tab for the rev. gary davis song, ''sampson and delilah?''


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Subject: RE: rev gary davis
From: Ralph Butts
Date: 29 Nov 98 - 08:30 AM

Shawn.......

No, but I've seen it around, maybe Cowpie. Try looking for Dave Van Ronk - I think his version (w/tablature) is posted somewhere.

.....Tiger


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Subject: Lyr Add: SAMSON AND DELILAH (from Grateful Dead)
From: Will
Date: 29 Nov 98 - 01:07 PM

From www.lyrics.ch (Grateful Dead version; note "p-less" spelling of Sampson)

SAMSON AND DELILAH
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If I had my way,
I would tear this old building down.

Well Delilah was a woman; she was fine and fair,
She had good looks, God knows, and coal black hair,
Delilah she gained old Samson's mind,
When first he saw this woman, you know she looked so fine.

Delilah she climbed up on Samson's knee
Said tell me where your strength lies if you please
She spoke so kind and she talked so fair
And Samson said, Delilah cut off my hair.

You can shave my head, clean as my hand
And my strength will become as natural as any old man.

If I had my way, if I had my way, if I had my way,
I would tear this old building down.

You read about Samson, ever since his birth
He was the strongest man that ever had lived on earth
So one day when Samson was walking along
He looked down on the ground, he saw an old jawbone

He stretched out his arm, God knows, chains broke like a thread
When he got to moving, ten thousand was dead.

If I had my way, if I had my way, if I had my way,
I would tear this old building down.

Now Samson and the lion, they got in a tack,
Samson he crawled up on the lion's back
You read about this lion, he killed a man with his paws
But Samson he got his hands around that lion's jaws

He ripped that beast till he killed him dead
The bees made honey in the lion's head.

If I had my way, if I had my way, if I had my way,
I would tear this old building down.


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Tune Req: Samson and Delilah (Rev. Gary Davis)
From: GUEST,Rama5
Date: 02 Apr 21 - 08:37 PM

A question that haunts me is Gary Davis sold the rights for Samson and Delilah to Peter Paul and Mary.
How did Davis get the rights to a song recorded much earlier by Blind Willie Johnson originally?

You can send a note to me by email: lwjbuck@gmail.com


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Tune Req: Samson and Delilah (Rev. Gary Davis)
From: cnd
Date: 02 Apr 21 - 09:20 PM

It was just his arrangement of the song he sold the rights to, I believe


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Tune Req: Samson and Delilah (Rev. Gary Davis)
From: GUEST,#
Date: 02 Apr 21 - 09:23 PM

https://singout.org/samson-and-delilah-if-i-had-my-way/

https://singout.org/samson-and-delilah-if-i-had-my-way/


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