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Something got a hold of me Lyrics by Hank Williams
Something got a hold of me by Hank Williams
[c] at first when I heard of some people who claim
That the old-time religion was [g] real
I [c] said "i'll go down, take a [f] look at the crowd
For [c] just that weak-[g] minded I [c] feel."
[c] I walked up the steps and I peeked in the door
But the devil said, "don't you go [g] in!"
But I [c] said, "it won't hurt me I'll [f] just step inside
And I'll [c] set as far [g] back as I [c] can." [but-]
[c] something got a hold of me [praise god]
Yes something got a hold of [g] me [oh! lord]
I [c] went there to fight, but I'll [f] tell you that night
God [c] certainly got a [g] hold of [c] me.
They sang like they meant it, they all clapped their hands
I said, "it's commotion, that's all."
"when they get down to pray, I'll just get up and leave
For I don't wanta be seen here at all."
But I bowed that time, he got started to preach
And he looked straight down at me
He told ev'rybody how mean that I was
He didn't talk like he thought much of me.
I sat in my seat just thinkin' it o'er
And then they all started to pray
The fire fell from heaven, I fell to the floor
I prayed there and God had his way. [for-]