Flat Top Ring

 

You can't hang up that ol' guitar

I don't care what 'dat devil might say

It'll be strapped around your neck

And you'll be playin' Amazin' Grace

At the pearly white gates

 

Wanderin' minstrels to the Kingston Trio

Burl Ives, Baez and Mr. Dylan

In the book of life David knows 'em all

He's tappin' his foot and smillin'

At the pearly white gates

 

            Now one of these days that trumpet's gonna blow

            Ev'ry angel in the heaven'll be singin' sweet harmony

            And the world goes around but who rolls that rhythm

            Praise the Lord for the troubadours and the flat top ring

 

Woody and Arlo, Pete and Judy

Peter, Paul and God bless Mary too

In the book of life David knows 'em all

He's tappin' his foot and smilin'

At the pearly white gates

 

(Chorus)

 

Oh Mother Mabel, Roy Acuff

Gene Autry, Roy Roger too

Hank Williams, Chet, Doc and Merle

David's tappin' his foot and smilin'

At the pearly white gates

 

(Chorus)

 

You can't hang...Lawd, Lawd, Lawd

You can't hang up that ol' guitar

I don't care what 'dat devil might say

It'll be strapped around your neck

And you'll be playin' Amazin' Grace

At the pearly white gates

 

(Chorus)

 

Praise the Lord for the troubadours

And the flat top ring

 

                                                            Malcolm Holcombe

                                                            © l993, Purple Girl Music/BMI