Oak Ridge Boys

Oak Ridge Boys - The Baptism Of Jesse Taylor lyrics

Among the local taverns they'll be a slack in business

'Cause Jesse's drinkin' came before the groceries and the rent

Among the local women they'll be a slack in cheatin'

'Cause Jesse won't be be steppin' out again.

They baptized Jesse Taylor in Cedar Creek last Sunday

Jesus gained a soul and Satan lost a good right arm

They all cried "Hallelujah" as Jesse's head went under

'Cause this time he went under for the Lord.

The scars on Jesse's knuckles were more than just respected

The county courthouse records tell all there is to tell

The pockets of the gamblers will soon miss Jesse's money

And the black eye of the law will soon be well.


From now on Nancy Taylor can proudly speak to neighbors

Tell how much Jesse took up with little Jim

Now Jimmy's got a daddy and Jesse's got a family

And Franklin County's got a lot more man.


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