Kneeling Drunkard’s Plea Song Lyrics and Chords

Kneeling Drunkard's Plea - The Louvin Brothers

 

Kneeling Drunkard’s Plea Song Lyrics and Chords by Louvin Brothers

 

Kneeling Drunkard’s Plea
Recorded by The Louvin Brothers
Written by Anita Carter, Helen Carter,
Mother Maybelle Carter and June Carter Cash
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G# 
A 
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B 
C 
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D 
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E 
F 
F# 
Lord have  
D7 
D#7 
E7 
F7 
F#7 
G7 
G#7 
A7 
A#7 
B7 
C7 
C#7 
mercy on me
 
Was the kneeling  
C 
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D 
D# 
E 
F 
F# 
G 
G# 
A 
A# 
B 
drunkard’s 
 
 
G 
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A 
A# 
B 
C 
C# 
D 
D# 
E 
F 
F# 
plea
 
And as he knelt there  
C 
C# 
D 
D# 
E 
F 
F# 
G 
G# 
A 
A# 
B 
on the ground
 
I  
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A 
A# 
B 
C 
C# 
D 
D# 
E 
F 
F# 
know that God from  
D7 
D#7 
E7 
F7 
F#7 
G7 
G#7 
A7 
A#7 
B7 
C7 
C#7 
heaven looked  
G 
G# 
A 
A# 
B 
C 
C# 
D 
D# 
E 
F 
F# 
down
 
I went down by an  
D7 
D#7 
E7 
F7 
F#7 
G7 
G#7 
A7 
A#7 
B7 
C7 
C#7 
old country church
 
I saw the drunkard  
C 
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D 
D# 
E 
F 
F# 
G 
G# 
A 
A# 
B 
stagger and  
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G# 
A 
A# 
B 
C 
C# 
D 
D# 
E 
F 
F# 
lurch
 
And as he reached his  
C 
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D 
D# 
E 
F 
F# 
G 
G# 
A 
A# 
B 
mother’s 
 
grave
 
I  
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A 
A# 
B 
C 
C# 
D 
D# 
E 
F 
F# 
saw that drunkard  
D7 
D#7 
E7 
F7 
F#7 
G7 
G#7 
A7 
A#7 
B7 
C7 
C#7 
kneel and  
G 
G# 
A 
A# 
B 
C 
C# 
D 
D# 
E 
F 
F# 
pray
Repeat #1
 
Bring my darling  
D7 
D#7 
E7 
F7 
F#7 
G7 
G#7 
A7 
A#7 
B7 
C7 
C#7 
boy to me
 
Was his mother’s  
C 
C# 
D 
D# 
E 
F 
F# 
G 
G# 
A 
A# 
B 
dying 
 
 
G 
G# 
A 
A# 
B 
C 
C# 
D 
D# 
E 
F 
F# 
plea
 
And as he staggered  
C 
C# 
D 
D# 
E 
F 
F# 
G 
G# 
A 
A# 
B 
through the gate
 
A
G 
G# 
A 
A# 
B 
C 
C# 
D 
D# 
E 
F 
F# 
las he came just  
D7 
D#7 
E7 
F7 
F#7 
G7 
G#7 
A7 
A#7 
B7 
C7 
C#7 
one day too  
G 
G# 
A 
A# 
B 
C 
C# 
D 
D# 
E 
F 
F# 
late
 
Three years have passed since  
D7 
D#7 
E7 
F7 
F#7 
G7 
G#7 
A7 
A#7 
B7 
C7 
C#7 
she went away
 
Her son is sleeping  
C 
C# 
D 
D# 
E 
F 
F# 
G 
G# 
A 
A# 
B 
beside her  
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A 
A# 
B 
C 
C# 
D 
D# 
E 
F 
F# 
today
 
And I know that in heaven his  
C 
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D 
D# 
E 
F 
F# 
G 
G# 
A 
A# 
B 
mother he’ll see
 
For  
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G# 
A 
A# 
B 
C 
C# 
D 
D# 
E 
F 
F# 
God has heard that  
D7 
D#7 
E7 
F7 
F#7 
G7 
G#7 
A7 
A#7 
B7 
C7 
C#7 
drunkard’s 
 
 
G 
G# 
A 
A# 
B 
C 
C# 
D 
D# 
E 
F 
F# 
plea
G 
G# 
A 
A# 
B 
C 
C# 
D 
D# 
E 
F 
F# 
Lord have  
D7 
D#7 
E7 
F7 
F#7 
G7 
G#7 
A7 
A#7 
B7 
C7 
C#7 
mercy on me
 
Was the kneeling  
C 
C# 
D 
D# 
E 
F 
F# 
G 
G# 
A 
A# 
B 
drunkard’s 
 
 
G 
G# 
A 
A# 
B 
C 
C# 
D 
D# 
E 
F 
F# 
plea
 
And as he knelt there  
C 
C# 
D 
D# 
E 
F 
F# 
G 
G# 
A 
A# 
B 
on the ground
 
I  
G 
G# 
A 
A# 
B 
C 
C# 
D 
D# 
E 
F 
F# 
know that God from  
D7 
D#7 
E7 
F7 
F#7 
G7 
G#7 
A7 
A#7 
B7 
C7 
C#7 
heaven looked  
C 
C# 
D 
D# 
E 
F 
F# 
G 
G# 
A 
A# 
B 
dow
G 
G# 
A 
A# 
B 
C 
C# 
D 
D# 
E 
F 
F# 
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FAQ

 

Who sang the the song Kneeling Drunkard’s Plea?
– The song Kneeling Drunkard’s Plea was sang by Louvin Brothers.

 

Who is Louvin Brothers?
РThe Louvin Brothers were an American musical duo composed of brothers Ira (April 21, 1924 РJune 20, 1965) and Charlie (July 7, 1927 РJanuary 26, 2011) Louvin (n̩ Loudermilk). The brothers are cousins to John D. Loudermilk, a Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame member.
The brothers wrote and performed secular country music, as well as fire-and-brimstone gospel music. Ira played virtuoso mandolin and generally sang lead vocal in the tenor range, while Charlie played rhythm guitar and offered supporting vocals in a lower pitch. They helped popularize the vocal technique of close harmony in country and country-rock.After becoming regulars at the Grand Ole Opry and scoring a string of hit singles in the late 1950s and early ’60s, the Louvin Brothers broke up in 1963 due in large part to Charlie growing tired of Ira’s addictions and reckless behavior. Ira died in a traffic accident in 1965. They were inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2001, and Charlie died of cancer in 2011. Rolling Stone ranked the Louvin Brothers No. 4 on its list of the 20 Greatest Duos of All Time.

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