Cal Smith - The Lord Knows Im Drinking (Chords)
THE LORD KNOWS I'M DRINKING
Recorded by Cal Smith
Words and music by Bill Anderson
CAPO: 2nd Fret/KEY: A/PLAY: G
[NC] Hello Mrs. [G] Johnson, you self-righteous woman
Sunday School [C] teacher, what brings you out slummin'
Do you reckon the [G] preacher would approve where you [C] are
Standin' here, [G] vis'tin' with a back-slidin' [D7] christian,
In a neighborhood [G] bar.
[G] Well, yes, that's my bottle and yes, that's my glass
And I see you're eye-[C] ballin', this pretty young lass
It ain't none of your [G] bus'ness, but yes, she's with [C] me
And we don't need no [G] sermon, you self-righteous [D7] woman,
Just let us [G] be.
The Lord knows I'm [C] drinkin'; (the Lord knows I'm drinkin')
And runnin' a-[G] round; (and runnin' around)
And He don't need your [C] loud mouth informin' the [D7] town
The Lord knows I'm [C] sinnin'; (the Lord knows I'm sinnin')
And sinnin' ain't [G] right; (and sinnin' ain't right)
But me and the [D7] Good Lord's gonna have us a good talk
Later to-[G] night.
Goodbye, Mrs. Johnson, you self-righteous biddy
I don't need your preachin', and I don't need your pity
So, go back to whatever, you hypocrites do
And when I talk to Heaven, be nice and I'll put in a good word for you.