Samson and the Source of his Strength: Judges 16. 4-31 (to tune ‘Oh dear, what can the matter be?’)

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Lyrics and Chords: 2nd capo G Intro: Am / / D / / G / / /

Chorus:

2G

Oh dear, what can the matter be?

Am D

Sam~son’s girlfriend, Delilah, is here again,

G

asking his secret, but he smiles politely,

Am D G

and he will not tell her, so there! Am D G

G

He told her the source of his strength was in tying

Am D

seven strong thongs round him; so then she tried it.

G

While he was sleeping, the soldiers came creeping.

“SAMSON THE PHILISTINES ARE UPON YOU!”

Am D G

But Samson, he just didn’t care.

Am D G

The real source of strength was his hair!

CHORUS: Oh dear . . .

He told her the source of his strength was in tying

some very new ropes round him; so then she tried it.

While he was sleeping, the soldiers came creeping.

“SAMSON THE PHILISTINES ARE UPON YOU!”

But Samson, he just didn’t care.

The real source of strength was his hair!

CHORUS: Oh dear . . .

He told her the source of his strength was in weaving

the braids of his hair in a loom; so she tried it.

While he was sleeping, the soldiers came creeping,

“SAMSON THE PHILISTINES ARE UPON YOU!”

But Samson, he just didn’t care.

The real source of strength was his hair!

CHORUS: Oh dear . . .

He finally told her, she nagged him so bitterly,

“Shave off my hair and my strength it will leave me!”

So this she did, and she called out one last time,

“SAMSON THE PHILISTINES ARE UPON YOU!”

They blinded him, threw him in jail!

But that’s not the end of the tale!

Chorus Two: Oh dear what can the matter be?

Time has elapsed and his hair has grown back again.

Got his revenge, by destroying the temple,

and killing his enemies there. Oh yeah!

© words Sheila Hamil 2011

www.sheilahamil.co.uk