• Song:


  • Artist:

    Josh Williams

  • Album:

    Lonesome Highway

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Capo 3
Intro    G5 C5 G5 D5

G5                                     C5               D5 
We'd see him in the distance on the trail along the rim
      C5               G5                D5
His silver head against the mountain sky
G5                                     C5                  A5
And Grandmas face would open up when she saw that it was him
      C5                    D5               G5
And she'd say Daddy grab a chair its Mordecai
G5                                         C5                   D5
And it seemed to me he brought a country store there on his back
      C5               G5               D5
As he layed it all before us on the ground
G5                                     C5                   A5
And I knew he'd finally reach into that ragged old back pack
        C5                 D5              G5
For the candy that he always brought around


He Said
   D5                             C5                        
My Papa was a wandering Jew and it's my fate to be one too
  G5                                     D5
I'll roam these mountain trails until I die
D5                                C5                                    
Perhaps one day I'll see my home and then he smiled and turned to go
G5                D5                G5
And we all said goodbye to Mordecai

One evening when he stayed with us I saw him at his prayers
As the last light trickled through the cabin door
And he stood before the little yellow candle burning there
Softly speaking words I'd never heard before
And I told him how my Grandma said it troubled her mind so
Such a fine man wasn't washed in the blood of the lamb
He smiled and said "Tell Grandma if it pleases her to know
That She and I both pray to the God of Abraham"


It's been so long now since I've left that hillside far behind
For a place I've never truly called my home
And more and more these days I see him walking in my mind
Through the misty mountain distance all alone

Mordecai was a wandering Jew, in my own way I am one too
I hope to make it home before I die
And if I should ever find my way I'll light a candle at his grave
And say one more goodbye to Mordecai
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