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Dry Branch Fire Squad

The Dry Branch Fire Squad is an old-time bluegrass band founded by Ron Thomason in 1976. The band has gone through many iterations in its existence. Thomason has been the one constant, serving as the band's MC, lead singer, and mandolin player. He also plays banjo and guitar in performance, and on some recorded tracks, and is often called upon by audiences to demonstrate his hambone technique which he learned as a child. more »

There's an old church so dear, standing lonesome and still
And in memory it's still to me
A place still so sweet for I heard as a boy
The old hymn Near my God to thee

    Oh, the wonderful, beautiful memories untold
    Oh, the m-e-m-o-r-i-e-s, untold
    Of an old fashioned church, yes Oak Grove Church of old
    Oak g-r-o-v-e Church of old
    Will live on till the end of time
    For my wonderful, heavenly Saviour was there
    S-a-v-i-o-r was there
    Each time, yes each time that old church bell would toll
    Each time the bell tolled
    Looking for his lost sheep to find

There I heard Daddy pray and I heard Mother sing
With the tears runing down their face
Many now have passed on, who's souls there were saved
While we all sang Amazing Grace

Written by: DON RENO


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