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Was it you

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1 Somebody voted to ruin my boy,
Was that somebody you?
Somebody helped his pure life to destroy,
Was that somebody you?

Was that somebody you? (was it you?)
Was that somebody you? (was it you?)
Somebody voted to ruin my boy,
Was that somebody you? (was it you?)

2 Somebody argued in favor of wrong,
Was that somebody you?
Somebody hushed in my life a sweet song,
Was that somebody you? [Chorus]

3 Somebody turned all my day into night,
Was that somebody you?
Somebody voted to throttle the right,
Was that somebody you? [Chorus]

4 Somebody licensed another to sell,
Was that somebody you?
That which could turn Paradise into hell,
Was that somebody you? [Chorus]

Source: The New Praiseworthy: for the Church and Sunday School #354

Author: Civilla D. Martin

Martin, Civilla Durfee (Jordan Falls, Nova Scotia, August 21, 1866--March 9, 1948, Atlanta, Georgia). Daughter of James N. and Irene (Harding) Holden. She married Rev. John F. Geddes, Congregational minister of Coventryvilee, N.Y. at Jordan Falls Methodist Church, Shelbourne Co., Nova Scotia, on May 19, 1891. There is thus far no information about their marriage and its end. After several years of teaching school, she married Walter Stillman Martin, a Baptist minister, and traveled with him in evangelistic work. However, because of frail health, she was compelled to remain home much of the time. In 1916, they became members of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). They had one son, A.G. Martin. In her writing, she used only her initia… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Somebody voted to ruin my boy
Title: Was it you
Author: Civilla D. Martin
Refrain First Line: Was that somebody you
Copyright: Public Domain



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