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Seventh Son Of The Seventh Son

Written By Rory Gallagher

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Blueprint, BBC Sessions, Disc 2: Studio

Lyrics

  • HE WAS THE SEVENTH SON OF A SEVENTH SON
  • PEOPLE CLAIMED THAT HE COULD CURE ANYONE
  • HE HAD THE POWER THERE IS NO DOUBT
  • FROM HIS HEALING HANDS
  • THE LIGHT SHONE ALL ABOUT
  • NO MAGIC POTION OR MYSTIC WORDS
  • HIS EYES JUST STARED AT YOU, NO SOUND WAS HEARD
  • PEOPLE CAME FROM NORTH AND SOUTH
  • TO SEE THIS FAITH HEALING MAN, SEE WHAT HE WAS ALL ABOUT
  • HE CURED THE YOUNG AND HE CURED THE AGED
  • SOON THE WHOLE NATION NEW HIS NAME
  • SEVENTH SON OF A SEVENTH SON
  • IS IT TOO LATE, NOW THAT I’VE COME
  • SEVENTH SON OF A SEVENTH SON
  • IS IT TOO LATE, YOU KNOW WHY I’VE COME
  • OUTSIDE HIS DOOR WERE QUEUES TEN DEEP
  • SOON THE FAITH HEALING MAN, COULD GET NO SLEEP
  • ON THE STREET THEY MILLED OUTSIDE
  • SOON THIS MAN HAD TO SPEND HIS DAYS INSIDE
  • HE CURED A WOMAN WHO COULD NOT SPEAK
  • AND YOU KNOW THE BLIND CHILD, WELL NOW SHE CAN SEE
  • NEVER ASKED FOR PAYMENT, UNTIL THE ONE DAY CAME
  • THE FAITH HEALING MAN WAS NOT THE SAME
  • ONE DAY A MAN WITH A BIG CIGAR
  • DROVE INTO TOWN IN A LONG, LONG SILVER CAR
  • HE MADE A DEAL SAID THIS BOY WILL GO FAR
  • SAID HE’D MAKE THIS FAITH-HEALIN’ COUNTRY BOY INTO A MOVIE STAR
  • THEN THE SEVENTH SON OF A SEVENTH SON
  • HE MOVED AWAY FROM THIS SMALL TOWN
  • TO THE CITY HE SOON CAME, HE LOOKED UP IN LIGHTS, SAW HIS NAME
  • SEE ALL THE PEOPLE WHO KNEW HIM WELL
  • AS THOUGH HE WERE STILL HERE THE STORIES THEY TELL
  • ABOUT THE TIME HE MADE A LAME GIRL WALK
  • BUT NOW YOU HAVE TO PAY JUST TO HEAR HIM TALK
  • ONE DAY HE RETURNED FROM THE CITY LIGHTS
  • SOMETHING HAD HAPPENED THERE FOR HIS POWERS HAD DIED
  • BUT NOW HE SAY’S HE WON’T CURE NO MORE
  • FAITH HEALIN’ MAN YOU HAVE RETURNED
  • SEVENTH SON OF A SEVENTH SON
  • IS IT TOO LATE, NOW THAT I’VE COME
  • SEVENTH SON OF A SEVENTH SON
  • IS IT TOO LATE, YOU KNOW WHY I’VE COME

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