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Transcribed by: asf0@comcast.net  Alice Franceschini
Date: July 25, 2003   
Album:
Written by:
Note: vamp means strum a rythm. n.c. means play no chord

    PRAY FOR THE FISH       Randy Travis

Intro chords B A E F# Listen to recording for timing
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2x for the following
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The first verse guitar is just B, it's the bass guitar that makes it
sound like chord changes.  But not everybody has a bass player so
the chords in ( ) can be played.

B vamp                        (A)        (E)          (B)         (A) (E)
Everybody gathered where the river runs wider at the edge of town
B vamp                   (A)        (E)       (D)            (A) (E)
To see if that Eddy Lee Vaughn bap-tism was really gonna go down
B vamp                 (A)       (E)              (B)          (A) (E)
Folks bet hard-earned money that water wouldn't change a thing
B vamp                  (A)       (E)     (B) 
They set the odds at a hundred to one his soul would never come clean
            F#                                     F# F# F# F# F#
Then the preacher said people take a moment or two 
n.c.
There's something we need to do

CHORUS:
N.C.           B          A         
Pray for the fish  they won't know what's coming
          E                           A   Ab  F#
When the sins start rollin' off the likes of him
 B                A               E       B      
Lord be with em they ain't done nothin' Please won't you leave em
 A                     E      F#  n.c.              B A E  B A E
Just a little bit of room to swim Pray for the fish


            B                            A           E           B            A E
Well the preacher ducked him under that cool clear water then he did it again
        B              A        E            B                   A   E 
Eddy came up yelling Lord in Heaven Hallelu-jah I'm a brand new man
          B                        A     
Well the water got to bubblin the sky got to rumblin 
          E                    B          B
and the thunder backed up the choir The fish started jumpin
        A               E      B
it was like they were swimmin in a lake of fire
       F#                                 F# F# F# F# F# 
Then Eddy's mamma stepped out of the crowd   

and started yellin out loud
to chorus
ENDING:
             E                                      F#
He said everybody cross your fingers and fold your hands
E                                     F#    
Pray for old Eddy but before we say A-men
n.c.              B    
Pray for the fish  (pause to pray) 
B                A               E       B      
Lord be with em they ain't done nothin' Please won't you leave em
 A                     E      F#  n.c.              B A E B
Just a little bit of room to swim Pray for the fish  
 A         E        B A E B A          
Lord Pray for the fish


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