SONG LYRICS FOR: "YOU CAN'T KEEP A GOOD MAN DOWN"
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Lead Vocal: Jerry Paladino
Words and Music: Mike Fischer

"YOU CAN'T KEEP A GOOD MAN DOWN"

Verse:
John Paul Jones' ship was sinkin',
Half his crew was dead,
His own arm nearly blown off,
When the enemy yelled and said,
"Are you ready to surrender?" -John answered,
"Hell no! We haven't begun to fight!"
And he went on to win the battle
And now we know he was right, that...

Chorus One:
You can't keep a good man down!
He'll bounce back on his feet!
Just when you think you've got him,
You'll find out he can't be beat! ---

Verse:
Now Samson was a rebel,
He stood for what was right;
He couldn't get along with the Philistines,
They were in a constant fight.
So they bound his hands with ropes and bands,
But then it came to pass
That he broke the ropes
And slew a thousand Philistines
With the jawbone of an ass! No...

[Repeat chorus One]

Verse:
Now David was a little boy,
No one thought he could win.
Against the armored giant
His sling he began to spin.
With just one small rock and a word of prayer,
He spun it around and 'round,
And the crowds that stood by were amazed
As Goliath hit the ground! No...

Chorus Two:
You can't keep a good man down!
He'll bounce back on his feet!
Just when you think you've got him,
You'll find out he can't be beat!

Verse: [Spoken]
Now two thousand years ago lived
The best Man this world has ever known
Love, peace and truth
Were all that He ever showed.
[Singing resumes:]
But they took Him and they killed Him,
They nailed Him to a tree,
But three days later He a rose again
To set the whole world free! No...

[Repeat Chorus Two]

-No...

[Repeat Chorus Two]

Just when you think you've got him,
You'll find out he can't be beat!

 

"YOU CAN'T KEEP A GOOD MAN DOWN" (with chords)

Capo: 1st fret

Intro: (C#m)-(B)-(B)-(A)-(E)-(A)-(E)-(A)-(E)

Verse:
(E)John Paul (A)Jones' (E)ship was sinkin',
(A)Half his crew (A/B)was (E)dead,(A)
His (E)own arm near(A)ly (E)blown off,
When the (B)enemy (B9)yelled (C#m)and (B)said, (A/B)
"Are you (E)ready to surrender?" (A)-(E)John answered,
"Hell (A)no! We haven't begun (A/B)to (E)fight!"
And he went on to win (A)the (E)battle
And (B)now we (A/B)know he was (E)right, that...

Chorus One:
You (E)can't (A)keep a good man (A)down! (E)
He'll (D)bounce (A)back on his (E)feet! (A)
(A)Just (E)when you think you've (E/G#)got (C#m)him,
You'll (B)find out he (A)can't be (E)beat! (A)-(E)-(A)-(E)

Verse:
Now (E)Samson was a (A)re(E)bel,
He (A)stood for what was (A/B)right; (E)
(A)He (E)couldn't get along with (A)the (E)Philistines,
They were (B)in a (B9)con(C#m)stant (B)fight. (A/B)
So they (E)bound his hands (A)with (E)ropes and bands,
But (A)then it came (A/B)to (E)pass
That he broke the ropes
And (A)slew a (E)thousand Philistines
With the (B)jawbone (A/B)of an (E)ass! No...

[Repeat chorus One]

Verse:
Now (F)David was a (Bb)little (F)boy,
(Bb)No one thought he (Bb/C)could (F)win. (Bb/F)
A(F)gainst the armored (Bb)giant (F)
His (C)sling he be(C9)gan (Dm)to (C)spin.
(Bb6/C)With just (F)one small rock (Bb)and a (F)word of prayer,
He (Bb)spun it around (Bb/C)and (F)'round,
And the crowds that stood by (F/A)were amazed
As (C)Goliath (Bb/C)hit the (F)ground! No...

Chorus Two:
You (F)can't (Bb)keep a good man (Bb)down! (F)
He'll (Eb)bounce (Bb)back on his (F)feet! (Bb)
(Bb)Just (F)when you think you've (F/A)got (Dm)him,
You'll (C)find out he (Bb)can't be (F)beat!

Verse: [Spoken]
(F)Now two thousand years ago lived
The (Eb)best Man (Bb)this world has ever (F)known
Love, peace and (F/A)truth
Were (C#sus4)all that He ever showed. (C7)
[Singing resumes:]
But they (F)took Him and they (F/Eb)killed Him,
They (Bb/D)nailed Him to a (F)tree,
But three days later He a (F/A)rose again
To (C)set the (Bb/C)whole world (F)free! No...

[Repeat Chorus Two]

(Bb)-(F)No...

[Repeat Chorus Two]

(Bb)Just (F)when you think you've (F/A)got (Dm)him,
You'll (C)find out he (Bb)can't be (F)beat!

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