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Something Got A Hold Of Me

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Something Got A Hold Of Me

 

When first I heard of a people who claimed

This old time religion was real

I says I'll go down and look at the crowd

It's just the weak minded I feel

 

But something got a hold of me

Yes something got a hold of me

I went there to fight but on that night

There's something got a hold of me

 

I went right down to sit at the door

And the devil said dont you go in

I said I'll go in for that cannot hurt

And sit as far back as I can

 

About that time he got up to leave

And he looked right down upon me

He told everybody how mean I had been

Not thinking so much of me

 

They sing and shout and they all clapped their hands

And they all got down on their knees

When the fire came from heaven it fell right on me

And then I fell to the floor

 

So now I've learnt and there's no need to doubt

That the old time religion is real

I have a spirit I'll never forget

That something got a hold of me







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