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Run On (God Is Gonna Cut You Down)

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Traditional Gospel/Folk Song. Arrangement: Thomas M. Link

Story

Run On (Also sometimes called "God Is Gonna Cut You Down") is an old gospel/folk tune probably most famously redone by Johnny Cash, but Elvis and even Moby have done versions of it.  I just added my own twist to the arrangement (as I am so fond of doing).  

Lyrics

Run On (God Is Going To Cut You Down)

Traditional Folk Song
Arrangement copyright © 2012 by Thomas M Link – All Rights Reserved

 

 

Chorus 

You can run on for a long time
Run on for a long time
Run on for a long time
But, sooner or later God will cut you down
Sooner or later God will cut you down

Chorus 2 

Go tell that long tongued liar
Go tell that midnight rider
Tell the gambler, rambler, back-biter
Sooner or later God will cut you down
Sooner or later God will cut you down

Verse

Now God almighty let me tell you the news
My head's been wet with the midnight dews
Coming down on my bended knees
Talking to the man from Galilee
God he spoke and he spoke so sweet
I thought I heard the shuffle of angel's feet
He put one hand upon my head
Now listen to me this is what he said:

Chorus 2

Go tell that long tongued liar
Go tell that midnight rider
Tell the gambler, rambler, back-biter
Sooner or later God will cut them down
Sooner or later God will cut them down

 Music

 Verse

You may throw your rock and hide your hand
Working in the dark against your fellow man
As sure as God made the day and the night
What you do in the dark will be brought to the light
You may run and hide, slip and slide
Trying to take the mote from your neighbor’s eyes
As sure as God made the rich and poor
You gonna reap just what you sow

Chorus

You can run  on for a long time
Run on for a long time
Run on for a long time, long time
But, sooner or later God will cut you down
Sooner or later God will cut you down 

2 Music

 Verse

 Some people go to church just to sit in the fire
Try to make a date with the neighbor’s wife
Brother let me tell you as sure as you're born
You better leave that woman alone
Because one of these days now mark my word
You think that brother is going to work
And you'll sneak up and knock on that door
That's all brother you'll knock no more

Chorus 2

Go tell that long tongued liar
Go tell that midnight rider
Tell the gambler, rambler, back-biter
Sooner or later God will cut them down
Sooner or later God will cut them down

Sooner or later God will cut you down

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