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THE REVEREND MR. BLACK (Billy Edd Wheeler / Jed Peters) The Kingston Trio - 1963 Bobby Darin - 1963 Faron Young - 1963 Johnny Cash - 1981 Also recorded by: Tex Ritter; Lonnie Donegan; John Stewart; Tim Grimm; Sherwin & Pam Linton. He rode easy in the saddle, he was tall and lean And at first you thought nothing but a streak of mean Could make any man look so down right strong But one look in his eyes and you knowed you was wrong He was a mountain of a man, and I want you to know He could preach hot hell or freezin' snow He carried a Bible in a canvas sack And folks just called him the Reverend Mr. Black He was poor as a beggar But he rode like a king Sometimes in the evenin' I could hear him sing I gotta walk that lonesome valley I got to walk it by myself Ain't, nobody else can walk it for me I got to walk it by myself You got to walk that lonesome valley You got to walk it by yourself Oh, nobody else can walk it for you You got to walk it by yourself If ever I could have thought this man in black Was soft and had any yellow up his back I gave that notion up one day A lumberjack came in and it wasn't to pray Yeah, he kicked open the meeting house door And he cussed everybody up and down the floor Then, when things got quiet in the place He walked up and cussed in the preacher's face He hit that reverend like the kick of a mule And to my way of thinkin' it took one pure fool To turn the other cheek to that lumberjack But that's what he did, The Reverend Mr. Black He stood like a rock, a man among men Then he let that lumberjack hit him again And then with a voice as kind as could be He cut him down like a big oak tree when he said I gotta walk that lonesome valley I got to walk it by myself Ain't, nobody else can walk it for me I got to walk it by myself You got to walk that lonesome valley You got to walk it by yourself Oh, nobody else can walk it for you You got to walk it by yourself It's been many years since we had to part And I guess I learned his ways by heart Cause I can still hear his sermon's ring Down in the valley where he used to sing I followed him, yes siree, and I don't regret it I hope I will always be a credit To his memory 'cause I want you to understand The Reverend Mr. Black was my old man I gotta walk that lonesome valley I got to walk it by myself Ain't, nobody else can walk it for me I got to walk it by myself You got to walk that lonesome valley You got to walk it by yourself Oh, nobody else can walk it for you You got to walk it by yourself

    


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