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GUEST,Diana Lyr Add: Bus 22 to Bethlehem (Bobby Cole) (5) Lyr Add: BUS 22 TO BETHLEHEM (Bobby Cole) 21 Dec 06

Some years ago someone posted a message saying they would like to see the lyrics for "Bus 22 to Bethlehem" again. This is a Bobby Cole song - the flipside of the jukebox 45 RPM that had Mr. BoJangles.


(Bobby Cole)

We rode a bus that was taking us to the town of Bethlehem,
We left at 8:00 from Damascus gate on the edge of Jerusalem,
With old King David at the wheel we rode along our way,
Past the holy manger store and the 3 wise men café.

Seven thousand people filled the square,
The mayor and the governor were there,
Voices from the horde cried, "We want the Lord"
They were getting bored in Bethlehem.

Old men waved from the limestone caves from the friendly factories,
And everyone was laden down with plaster rosaries
With crucifixes, quartered lambs andStar of David pins,
With misty eyes and zoom zoom eyes, we watched the show again.

Five men dressed in ashes blew their horns,
A man put on a crown of paper thorns,
He gave an upward toss to his plastic cross;
We were all impressed in Bethlehem.

It represents that sad ascent to the hills of Calvary,
From underneath a rhinestone bell Mrs. Jones replied I see.
In the dark the Patriarch was busy with his books,
While the Christians and the Muslims exchanged frozen looks.

Come and see the twisted Olive trees;
Twisted by the passing centuries.
All you have to do if you're passing thru,
Take Bus 22 to Bethlehem.

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