If I Had My Way man."
(Rev. Gary Davis)
You read about Samson and you read about his
birth. He was the strongest man that ever lived
on earth. One day Samson, he was walkin'
alone, He looked down on the ground and he saw
an old jaw bone. And he lifted up that jaw
bone and swung it over his head, And when he
got to movin', ten thousand was dead.
If I had my way, if I had my way in
this wicked world, If I had my way, I
would tear this building down.
Samson and the lion got an attack, Samson, he
crawled up on the lion's back. He leaned about
the lion, he held him 'bout his paw, And
Samson, he held his hands 'round that lion's
jaw. He teared that beast 'til the lion's
dead, And the bees made honey in the lion's
Delilah, she's a woman, she looks fine and
fair. She's got lovely looks and long black
hair. Delilah, she lied upon Samson's knees,
She said, "Tell me where your strength lies, if
you please." Well she talked so fine, she talked
so fair, Samson said, "Delilah, cut off my
hair, Shave my head just as clean as your
hand, And my strength will be like a natural