(to the tune of Sweet Violets)
by Dale Baker

There once was an elder who stood at my door,
He said I was wicked, my wife was a- _____
postate and both of us might just as well
resign from the Watchtower and go straight to _____
bed without dinner for doubting their word,
that everything God said was written-in the

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I've gone to the meetings since I was a lad,
but t'wasn't till later I learned I'd been _____
spending my life in a rat-race of works,
thinking that all other Christians were _____
very nice people, though in Satan's power,
who'd only be saved if they'd just read the

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In 'Seventy-five, they expected the end,
A promise so certain that we should de-____
lay all our pleasures and put life on hold,
forget about pensions, we'd never get ____
weary of preaching, 'cause we knew for sure,
that what God confided they'd put in the

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Anouncing God's Kingdom.
If it's revised, we'll keep you advised,
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In 'Seventy-nine some in Brooklyn did get
in trouble for reading and not knowing ____
that it was bad to read Bibles at home.
For soon you'd be rabid and your mouth would _____
start telling others the facts from God's Word,
instead of the present truth found in the

Watchtower and Awake...
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Don't criticize what you read with your eyes,
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