Son Of A Preacher Man lyrics

Son Of A Preacherman

Dusty Springfield

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Son Of A Preacher Man Lyrics

Billy-Ray was a preacher’s son and when his daddy would visit he’d come along
When they gathered around and started talkin’
That’s when Billy would take me walkin’
Out through the back yard, we’d go walkin’
Then he’d look into my eyes
Lord knows to my surprise

The only one who could ever reach me, was the son of a preacher man
The only boy who could ever teach me, was the son of a preacher man
Yes he was, he was, ooh yes he was

Bein’ good isn’t always easy, no matter how hard I try (oh-oh)
When he started sweet-talkin’ to me
He’d come and tell me “Everything is all right” (oh-oh)
He’d kiss and tell me “Everything is all right” (oh-oh)
Can I get away again tonight?

The only one who could ever reach me, was the son of a preacher man
The only boy who could ever teach me, was the son of a preacher man
Yes he was (was), he was(was), ooh Lord knows he was (yes he was)

How well I remember, the look that was in his eyes
Stealin’ kisses from me on the sly
Takin’ time to make time
Tellin’ me that he’s all mine
Learnin’ from each other’s knowin’
Lookin’ to see how much we’ve grown and

The only one who could ever reach me, was the son of a preacher man
The only boy who could ever teach me, was the son of a preacher man
Yes he was (was), he was (was), oh yes he was

(The only one who could ever reach me, was a son of a preacher man) He was the sweet-talkin’ son of a preacher man
(The only boy who could ever teach me, was a son of a preacher man) Ah his name was the son of a preacher man
(The only one who could ever woo me, was a son of a preacher man) Sweet-talkin’ son of a preacher man
(The only one who could ever woo me, was a son of a preacher man) Ah he was the son of a preacher man
(The only one who could ever reach me, was a son of a preacher man)



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Son Of A Preacher Man – Guitar Lesson

‘Son Of A Preacher Man’ was first recorded and released by Dusty Springfield in 1968. Since then, few artists have recorded their version, however, most have probably had it on their setlist more than once!

As one of the most famous songs of its time, this is a must to learn if you want to play with a soul band.

In the course, I take you through all sections individually before you get the play the entire song with a live band.

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Dusty Springfield – Biography

Dusty Springfield is the 60s and 70s singer from London U.K who was a big part of bringing American R&B and soul to the U.K

Her most famous songs include ‘Son Of A Preacher Man’, ‘Spooky’, ‘You Don’t Have To Say You Love Me’, and ‘I Just Don’t Know What To Do With Myself’.

To find out more, go to Dusty Springfield biography.


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