Time Of The Preacher Lyrics

Johnny Cash


publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
writers: Willie Nelson
album: Track 11 in album Heroes & Friends, Volume 4
release date:
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length: 3:42
composer: Willie Nelson
lyricist: Willie Nelson
It was the time of the preacher
When the story began
Of the choice of a lady
And the love of a man

And how he loved her so dearly
He went out of his mind
When she left him for someone
She'd left behind

He cried like a baby
He screamed like a panther
In the middle of the night
And he saddled his pony
And he went for a ride

It was the time of the preacher
In the year of '01
Now the preaching is over
And the lesson's begun

But he could not forgive her
Though he tried and he tried and he tried
And the halls of his memory
Still echo her lies

He cried like a baby
He screamed like a panther
In the middle of the night
And he saddled his pony
And he went for a ride

It was the time of the preacher
In the year of '01
Now the lesson is over
And the killing's begun

It was the time of the preacher
In the year of '01
When you think it's all over
It's only begun



Track Listing

  • 1 Johnny Cash Medley
  • 2 Tennessee Stud
  • 3 Some Day My Ship Will Sail
  • 4 I Will Dance With You
  • 5 Help Me Make It Through the Night
  • 6 One More Ride
  • 7 Help Him, Jesus
  • 8 Ring of Fire
  • 9 The Long Black Veil
  • 10 Nasty Dan
  • 11 Time of the Preacher
  • 12 Little Mocking Bird
  • 13 Be Careful Who You Love
  • 14 The Devil Went Down to Georgia
  • 15 Way Worn Traveler
  • 16 The Winding Stream
  • 17 Life's Railway to Heaven
  • 18 Waiting for a Southern Train
  • 19 Gospel Ship
  • 20 When He Comes
  • 21 The Wanderer