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Reuben James



Performed: Kenny Rogers and the First Edition[4]

G
Reuben James
D G
In my song you'll live again
C G D G
And the phrases that I rhyme, are just footsteps outta time
C G D G
From the time when I knew you, Reuben James
 
G
Reuben James
D G
All the folks around Madison County cussed your name
C G D G
Just a no count share-cropping coloured man, who would steal anything he can
C G D G
And everybody laid the blame on Reuben James
 
Chorus
C
Reuben James
G
You still walk the furrowed fields of my mind
C G
The faded shirt, the weathered brow, the calloused hands upon the plough
F C G
I loved you then and I love you now, Reuben James
 
G
Flora Gray
D G
The gossip of Madison County died with child
C G D G
And although your skin was black, you were the one who didn't turn your back
C G D G
On the hungry white child with no name, Reuben James
 
G
Reuben James
D G
With your mind on my soul and a bible in your right hand
C G D G
You said turn the other cheek, there's a better world waiting for the meek
C G D G
In my mind these words remain from Reuben James
 
Chorus
 
A
Reuben James
E A
One dark cloudy day they brought you from the field
D A E A
And to your lonely pine box came, just a preacher me and the rain
D A E A
To sing one last refrain for Reuben James
 
Chorus x 2
D
Reuben James
A
You still walk the furrowed fields of my mind
D A
The faded shirt, the weathered brow, the calloused hands upon the plough
G D A
I loved you then and I love you now, Reuben James

Created 2020 Mar 21 08:55

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Page last modified on 2020 Mar 21 10:33

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