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When The Fire Comes Down

This song is by Hank Williams and appears on the compilation album The Unreleased Recordings (2008).

Way back in the days of Noe
Water covered all this land
Then the great rainbow o' promise
Started us on life again

And the Good Book tells o' fire
That'll fill the earth some day
Then the sinful will be screamin'
As this earth shall pass away

When the fire
(When the fire)
Come down from 'eaven
(Come down from 'eaven)

This 'ol' worl'
(This 'ol' worl')
Will melt away
(Will melt away)

Millions then
(Millions then)
'll cry for mercy
(They'll cry for mercy)

But it'll be
(But it will be)
Too late to pray

Oh, this world is at a tremble
And it's rockin' to and fro
You can read it in the paper
'ear it on the radio

In the movies, they are showin'
Towns and cities, 'ow they blaze
But there's 'otter fires a-comin'
If we follow sin's 'ighways

Oh, When the fire
(When the fire)
Come down from 'eaven
(Come down from 'eaven)

This 'ol' worl'
(This old worl')
'll melt away
(Will melt away)

Millions then
(Millions then)
'll cry for mercy
(They'll cry for mercy)

But it'll be
(But it will be)
Too late to pray

Texas City, Texas City
Oh, 'ow awful was 'er fate
First she burned and then exploded
So the story will relate

O' the Winecoff in Atlaner
'ow she burned right to the ground
An' the great fire in Chicago
And the dead lay all around

But when the fire
(When the fire)
Come down from 'eaven
(Come down from 'eaven)

This 'ol' worl'
(This 'ol' worl')
'll melt away
('ll melt away)

Millions then
(Millions then)
'll cry for mercy
(They'll cry for mercy)

But it'll be
(But it will be)
Too late to pray