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J. Slate/L. Hinley/H. Delaughter

The world needs a tune that it can hum. (Hum) The world needs a guitar it can strum. (Hum)
The world needs a melody it can sing, sing, sing, sing. Yeah, let's all sing together.

In the sweet (in the sweet) by and by (and by) we shall meet on that beautiful shore--together.

The world needs a bell that it can chime. (Hum) The world needs a drum to keep the time. (Hum)
The world needs a melody it can sing, sing, sing, sing. Yeah, let's all sing together.

We'll (fly away) fly away, old glory, we'll (fly away) fly away (in the morning)--together.

The world needs a reason to clap it's hand. (Hum) The world needs a leader for the band. (Hum)
The world needs a melody it can sing, sing, sing, sing. Yeah, let's all sing together.

Give me that old time religion, (repeat twice)
It's good enough for me.
It was good for Paul and Silas, (repeat twice)
It's good enough for me. (Hum)

In the sweet (we'll fly away) (give me that old time religion) [Repeat]

Gimme that old time religion (repeat twice)
It's good enough for me.
It was good. (It was good.) It was good. (It was good.)
It was good for Paul and Silas, it's good enough for me. (Hum)

In the sweet (we'll fly away) (give me that old time religion)
Together (together) (together).



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