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When The World's On Fire

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When The World's On Fire

 

                              G                                         D

1. Oh, my loving mother, when the world's on fire,

                                         A                         D

    don't you want God's bosom to be your pillow ?

                  G                            D                    D        A         D

    tide me over in the Rock of Ages Rock of Ages cleft for me.

 

                          G                                         D

2. I'm going to heaven when the world's on fire

                                  A                       D

    and I want God's bosom to be my pillow,

                 G                            D                    D        A         D

   tide me over in the Rock of Ages Rock of Ages cleft for me.

 

                              G                                          D

3. Oh, my loving brother, when the world's on fire,

                                        A                          D

    don't you want God's bosom to be your pillow ?

                G                             D                    D        A         D

   tide me over in the Rock of Ages Rock of Ages cleft for me.

 

                            G                                          D

4. Oh, my loving sinner, when the world's on fire,

                                        A                          D

    don't you want God's bosom to be your pillow ?

                  G                            D                    D        A         D

    tide me over in the Rock of Ages Rock of Ages cleft for me.

 

                                            G                                         D

5. Don't you want to go to heaven when the world's on fire,

                                         A                          D

    don't you want God's bosom to be your pillow ?

                  G                           D                    D         A         D

    tide me over in the Rock of Ages Rock of Ages cleft for me.

 

    (The Carter Family)







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