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When the tea is bagged up yonder

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Growing up in central Virginia in the 50s and early 60s, I developed an appreciation for rock, country and old-style gospel music that continues to this day. During the Kim Davis flapdoodle I made a Facebook comment “When the roll is called up yonder, she’s downstairs.” I’ve been meaning to turn that into a full sized song parody….  so here goes.

When they worship God and Mammon and repeal the Golden Rule
And they’re sure the only righteous way is theirs,
When they hate the ones that Jesus blessed and follow human fools
When the roll is called up yonder, they’re downstairs.

Refrain:
When the roll is called up yonder,
When the roll is called up yonder,
When the roll is called up yonder,
When the roll is called up yonder, they’re downstairs.

On the airwaves all across the land, collection plates are passed,
And the preachers, not the Lord, get all the shares,
And the sinners hate the sinners and a lot of stones are cast,
When the roll is called up yonder, they’re downstairs.

Refrain

Let them call themselves believers and in lies put all their trust.
Let them quote from scriptures sorted out with care,
Then when all their lives are over and their hatred’s gone to dust
When the roll is called up yonder, they’re downstairs.

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