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Chicken Fighting Girls (Lyrics)

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Lord, Oh Lord,  Lord, Oh Lord

Take me back to that chicken-fighting world

 

I got me a wife and two teenage girls

I’m ducking crossfire in a no man’s world

“You’re my sis how could you be so sassy mean?”

“If I’m so fat how come you fit in my jeans?”

Not long ago when they were little chicks

we’d head to the river for an evening dip

Ruthie on my shoulders, Sara on my wife’s

Moonlight splashing in those chicken fights

 

Lord, Oh Lord,  Lord, Oh Lord

Take me back to that chicken-fighting world

When I was Solomon-wise and Samson-strong in those

little girls’ eyes I could do no wrong

 

Take me back to when they rode on our shoulders

Take me back to when they’d never grow older

Take me back to that chicken-fighting world when I got

Nothing but love from those chicken-fighting girls

 

Losing used to mean getting wet and refreshed

Now it leads to “I’ll get you yet”

When they gonna learn nobody wins

When everybody’s  gotta get the last word in

 

Lord, Oh Lord,  Lord, Oh Lord

Take me back to that chicken-fighting world

When I was Charlie Pride singing  ‘em to sleep   

 In those little girls’ minds I never sang off key 

They thought I oughta go down in history

‘cause I could walk on water and part the sea

 

Take me back to when they rode on our shoulders

Take me back to when they’d never grow older

Take me back to that chicken-fighting  world  when I got

Nothing but love from those chicken-fighting girls

 

The good Lord works  in mysterious ways,

Sometimes you get what you want, sometimes you get what you need

Sometimes you  get down on your knees and pray

And what you think you got coming you get to see

Heading to the river, riding on our shoulders,

laughing in the water,  two little granddaughters

 

Lord, Oh Lord,  Lord, Oh Lord

I’ll be back in that chicken-fighting world

And I’ll be  Solomon-wise and Samson-strong

In those little girls’ eyes I’ll do no wrong

When I’m Charlie Pride  singing  ‘em to sleep   

 In those little girls’ minds I’ll never sing off key    

  They’ll remember me and our history

‘cause I’ll walk on water and part the sea

 

I’ll be back and they’ll ride on our shoulders

I’ll be back and they’ll never grow older

I’ll be back in that chicken-fighting world 

Getting  nothing but love  from those chicken-fighting girls

Lord oh Lord those chicken-fighting girls

 Don Harrison and Bryan Ewald

Copyright 2016, Never Can Tell Music LLC

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