The Preacher and the Bear

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Rufus Thomas

Rufus Thomas, Jr. (March 27, 1917 – December 15, 2001) was an American rhythm and blues, funk and soul singer and comedian from Memphis, Tennessee, who recorded on Sun Records in the 1950s and on Stax Records in the 1960s and 1970s. He was the father of soul singer Carla Thomas and keyboard playe… more »

A preacher, he went huntin'
It was on a Sunday morn'
Of course it was against his religion He took his gun along 
Shot some very fine quail One little measly hare
On his way returning home
He met a great big grizzly bear

Bear walked around, stood on the ground He walked straight to the preacher, you see Preacher got so excited And then he ran up a Sycamore tree

Bear walked around, stood on the ground The preacher crawled out on a limb
Cast his eye to the Lord above And these are words he said to Him

He said, "Oh Lord, oh, Lord, Lord
You delivered Daniel in the lion's den Samson strong and the hundred men Hebrew children in the furnace of fire"

"David went to kill the lion
The good book do declare But Lord, if they don't help me
Don't You help this big black bear"

The preacher stayed up in that tree
I think it was all night Said, "Oh Lord, if You don't help me Treat us both alright"

Just about that time the limb let go
The preacher come tumblin' down
You should've seen him getting that razor out Before he struck the ground 
He struck the ground cuttin' left and right He put up a very good fight About that time the bear told the preacher Just hold him a little too tight  Preacher lost the razor Bear held on with the [Incomprehensible]
Cast his eye to the Lord above Once more prayed to Him

He said, "Oh Lord, oh Lord
Oh Lord, oh, oh, oh Lord
You remember Daniel in the lion's den Samson strong and the hundred men Hebrew children in the furnace of fire"

"David went to kill old lion
The good book do declare Oh, oh, oh Lord
If You, if You, if You don't help me
Put a muscle on this big black bear"

Boy, boy, the preacher The preacher and the bear
Boy, boy, the preacher The preacher and the bear

Boy, boy, the preacher The preacher and the bear
Boy, boy, the preacher The preacher and the bear

Boy, boy, the preacher The preacher and the bear

Written by: RUFUS THOMAS

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