Who Sang You Just Can't Beat Jesus Christ? Billy Joe Shaver

Billy Joe Shaver Salt of the Earth cover art
Release information
Release Date: 2000
Genre: Folk, World, & Country
Style: Country
length: 3:05
composer: Billy Joe Shaver
lyricist: Billy Joe Shaver
He was born to be known
As everybody's brother
He is the Father Son and Mary is his mother
He is a 'scuse my slanguage, well a compound country kinda guy
Yes he is
Ain't no way to get around it, you just can't beat Jesus Christ
No you can't
Well I used to crank and drank until my back was to the floor
I'd take it to the limit then I'd try to get some more
Yeah when it came to gamblin'
Well Lord I'd know how to roll them dice Yes I would
Ain't no reason to deny it, I have been saved by Jesus Christ
Yes I have
Ahh Praise the Lord guitar
Play it Eddie
Tell 'em about it John
Well Even though I am a sinner

He will always be my friend
He starts in the middle and he does not have an end
And when my soul was held for ransom he's the one who paid the price
Yeah he did Billy Joe
Ain't no two ways about it, I owe it all to Jesus Christ,
Ah praise the lord harmonica
Play it Rogie

Yes he was born to be known
As everybody's brother
He is the Father Son and Mary is his mother
He is a excuse my slanguage, well a compound country kinda guy
Yes he is
Ain't no way to get around it, you just can't beat Jesus Christ
I mean it
That's the truth
Hallelujah

Tracklist
CD 1
  • 1 Sweet Mama
  • 2 Hardworkin' Man
  • 3 Manual Labor
  • 4 Hill Country Love Song
  • 5 You Just Can't Beat Jesus Christ
  • 6 The Devil Made Me Do It the First Time
  • 7 Fun While It Lasted
  • 8 Whiteman's Watermelon
  • 9 Street Walkin' Woman
  • 10 Good News Blues