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“Stephen” — lyrics & chords

Words and music by Andru Bemis

 Gm
Stephen loved the poor and weak
            Gm                                Dm7
They killed him with a stone
       Gm
An angel from heaven held his hand
 Gm                                      Cm
Stephen didn’t even moan
             Gm                         Dm7  Gm
Poor Stephen didn’t even moan

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“This Old World” — lyrics & chords

Words and music by Andru Bemis

 Bm                                                            Em
This old world is breaking my heart again
 Bm                                                                                     Em
Trouble, I thought you’d drift right out of town
         Bm                                                           Em    F#7
But this old world is bringing me down

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“When You Get to Heaven” — lyrics & chords

Words and music by Andru Bemis

When I die, all I can say is I tried, I tried, I tried so hard. When I die, all I can say is I tried.

  1. When you get to heaven won’t you put a good word in for me? God knows I need all the help I can get. When you get your mansion, will you save a room for me, even though I ain’t there yet? Cause I’m on my way, every day I get a little bit closer to you, my friend. So when you get to heaven, will you put a good word in for me
  2. When you see Saint Peter please tell him that I’m on my way, even though I screw it up every day. When you see Saint Peter, please ask him to be easy on me; I’ve been the best man that I can be. Cause I’m on my way, every day I get a little bit closer to you, my friend. So when you see Saint Peter, please ask him to be easy on me

(chorus)  C – Bb – F — C – Bb – F

(verses)  F — A — Dm — Bb – Bbm – F  |  F — A — Dm — Bb – Bbm – F
A — Dm — Bb – Bb7 – F – C  |  F — Bb – C – F — Bb – C – F

“Curtains of Night” — lyrics & chords

Words and music by William Shakespeare Hays. 1869 (Originally titled “I’ll Remember You, Love, In My Prayers“). Arranged by Andru Bemis

                        A                      A7                                D                         A
When the curtains of night are pinned back by the stars
                                                                                   E
And the beautiful moon sweeps the skies
                    A                          A7                    D                      A
And the dewdrops of heaven are kissing the rose
                                       E7                A
It is then that my memory flies
       D                                                                       A
As if on the wings of some beautiful dove
                                                                 E7
In haste with the message it bears
       A                       A7                   D                  A
To bring you a kiss of affection and say
                                              E7                  A
“I’ll remember you, love in my prayers”

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“Plastic Jesus” — lyrics & chords

Words and music by Ed Rush and George Cromarty. 1957. Additional verses by Andru Bemis

 E                                E7
I don’t care if it rains or freezes
 A
Long as I’ve got my plastic Jesus
 E                                                                   B  B7
Riding on the dashboard of my car
 E                                              E7
Through all trials and tribulations
 A
We shall ride through every nation
 E                                  B7                    E
With my plastic Jesus I’ll go far

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