When The Fire Comes Down From Heaven Song Lyrics and Chords

Hank Williams

Hank Williams Sr - When the Fire Comes Down

 

When The Fire Comes Down From Heaven Song Lyrics and Chords by Hank Williams Sr.

 

When The Fire Comes Down From Heaven
Recorded by Hank Williams
Written by Milton Estes, John W. Fowler, Tommy Harrell, Paul M. Kinsey
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Way back in the days of Noah
 
Water  
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covered all this  
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land
Then the great rainbow of promise
 
Started  
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up on life a
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gain
 
And the  
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Good Book tells of fires
 
That will  
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fill the earth some  
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day
Then the sinful will be screaming
 
As this  
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earth shall pass a
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way
When the fire when the fire
Comes down from Heaven (comes down from Heaven)
 
This old  
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world (this old world)
 
Will melt a
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way (will melt away)
Millions then (millions then)
Will cry for mercy (will cry for mercy)
 
But it will  
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be (but it will be)
 
Too late to  
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pray
Oh this World is at a tremble
 
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it’s rocking to and  
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fro
You can read it in the papers
 
Hear  
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it on the  
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radio
 
In the  
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movies they are showing
 
Towns and  
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cities how they  
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blaze
But there’s hotter fire a-coming
 
If we  
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follow sin’s  
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highway
Repeat 3 & 4
Texas City Texas City
 
Oh  
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how awful was her  
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fate
First she burned and then exploded
 
Now the  
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story we’ll  
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relate
 
Of the  
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Wine-coff in Atlanta
 
How she burned  
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right to the  
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ground
Of the great fire in Chicago
 
And  
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the dead lay all  
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around
Repeat 3 & 4

 

FAQ

 

Who sang the the song When The Fire Comes Down From Heaven?
– The song When The Fire Comes Down From Heaven was sang by Hank Williams Sr..

 

Who is Hank Williams Sr.?
– Hiram “Hank” Williams (September 17, 1923 – January 1, 1953) was an American singer, songwriter, and musician. Regarded as one of the most significant and influential American singers and songwriters of the 20th century, he recorded 35 singles (five released posthumously) that reached the top 10 of the Billboard Country & Western Best Sellers chart, including 11 that reached No. 1 (three posthumously).
Born and raised in Alabama, Williams was given guitar lessons by African-American blues musician Rufus Payne in exchange for meals or money. Payne, along with Roy Acuff and Ernest Tubb, had a major influence on Williams’s later musical style. Williams began his music career in Montgomery in 1937, when producers at local radio station WSFA hired him to perform and host a 15-minute program. He formed the Drifting Cowboys backup band, which was managed by his mother, and dropped out of school to devote his time to his career. When several of his band members were drafted during World War II, he had trouble with their replacements, and WSFA terminated his contract because of his alcoholism.
Williams married singer Audrey Sheppard, who was his manager for nearly a decade. After recording “Never Again” and “Honky Tonkin'” with Sterling Records, he signed a contract with MGM Records. In 1947, he released “Move It on Over”, which became a hit, and also joined the Louisiana Hayride radio program. One year later, he released a cover of “Lovesick Blues”, which carried him into the mainstream. After an initial rejection, Williams joined the Grand Ole Opry. He was unable to read or notate music to any significant degree. Among the hits he wrote were “Your Cheatin’ Heart”, “Hey, Good Lookin'”, and “I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry”.
Years of back pain, alcoholism, and prescription drug abuse severely compromised Williams’s health. In 1952, he divorced Sheppard and married singer Billie Jean Horton. He was dismissed by the Grand Ole Opry because of his unreliability and alcoholism. On New Year’s Day 1953, he suffered from heart failure and died suddenly at the age of 29 in Oak Hill, West Virginia. Despite his relatively brief career, he is one of the most celebrated and influential musicians of the 20th century, especially in country music. Many artists have covered his songs and he has influenced Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Chuck Berry, Jerry Lee Lewis, George Jones, George Strait, Charley Pride, and The Rolling Stones, among others. Williams was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1961, the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1970, and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1987. The Pulitzer Prize jury awarded him a posthumous special citation in 2010 for his “craftsmanship as a songwriter who expressed universal feelings with poignant simplicity and played a pivotal role in transforming country music into a major musical and cultural force in American life”.

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