Samson Song Lyrics and Chords

Samson

 

Samson Song Lyrics and Chords by The Statler Brothers

 

Samson
Recorded by The Statler Brothers
Written by Lew DeWitt
Spoken:
Years past and Israel was in trouble again
Shamgar, Deborah, Gideon, Abimelech, Tola, Elon and more
Were all judges and delivers of Israel
This time the Philistines had ’em
Others were to come to finish the work
But God chose Samson to strike the first blow
To free the Israelites
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Oh Samson it’s  
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been said you were a mighty man
 
I’ve heard it said you killed a lion with your  
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hands
 
And when the  
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people of Philistia raised your  
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ire
 
Ain’t  
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you the man who set their fields on  
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fire
 
You faced an  
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army of Philistines all alone
 
And didn’t you tear at their flesh with just a  
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bone
 
So tell me  
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Samson if these things I hear are  
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true
 
How could you  
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let a woman  
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get the best of  
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you
I’ve heard it said you were the best of many men
 
That you could tear a city gate right off its  
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hinge
 
And that the  
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strongest rope just could not hold you  
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bound
 
And  
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you completely tore one temple  
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down
 
How could you  
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let yourself get caught in such disgrace
 
You got the best of every man you ever  
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faced
 
And after  
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all the mighty enemies you  
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slew
 
How could you  
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let a women  
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get the best of  
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you
You’ve battled many a man till he has turned and fled
 
Then turned around and let a woman turn your  
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head
 
You loved the  
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best my man but you were bound to  
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fall
 
By the  
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very thing that you loved best of  
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all
 
Oh Samson  
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it’s been said you were a mighty man
 
And women were your weakness this I under
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stand
 
But after  
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all the mighty armies you went  
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through
 
How could you  
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let a woman  
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get the best of  
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you
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Oh Samson it’s  
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been said you were a mighty man
 
And women were your weakness this I under
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stand
 
But after  
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all the mighty armies you went  
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through
 
How could you  
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let a woman  
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get the best of  
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you 
 
 
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How could you  
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let Delila  
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get the best of  
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you

 

FAQ

 

Who sang the the song Samson?
– The song Samson was sang by The Statler Brothers.

 

Who is The Statler Brothers?
– The Statler Brothers (sometimes simply referred to as The Statlers) were an American country music, gospel, and vocal group. The quartet was formed in 1955 performing locally and, from 1964 to 1972, they sang as opening act and backup singers for Johnny Cash.Originally performing gospel music at local churches, the group billed themselves as The Four Star Quartet, and later The Kingsmen. In 1963, when the song “Louie, Louie” by the garage rock band also called The Kingsmen became famous, the group elected to bill themselves as The Statler Brothers. Despite the name, only two members of the group (Don and Harold Reid) were actual brothers and no member has the surname of Statler. The group actually named themselves after a brand of facial tissue they had noticed in a hotel room (they later quipped that they could just as easily have named themselves “the Kleenex Brothers”). Don Reid sang lead Harold Reid, Don’s older brother, sang bass Phil Balsley sang baritone and Lew DeWitt sang tenor and was the guitarist of the Statlers before being replaced by Jimmy Fortune in 1983 due to DeWitt’s ill health.The band’s style was closely linked to their gospel roots. “We took gospel harmonies,” said Harold Reid, “and put them over in country music.” A majority of their records contain one gospel song at a minimum, and they produced several albums containing only gospel music. They also recorded a tribute song to The Blackwood Brothers, who influenced their music. The song “We Got Paid by Cash” was written by the Statler Brothers as a tribute to Johnny Cash, who discovered and mentored them.

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