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Brush The Dust From That Old Bible: Bradley Kincaid [1950]

This fire and brimstone song advises the listener to return to religion, to "brush the dust" off of a seldom read bible, before the inevitable atomic holocaust.

William B. Kincaid was born in Point Leavell, Kentucky in 1895. His father was a musician and singer and provided Kincaid with his first guitar. After a delayed grade school education (because of the scarcity of schools in the area) and after his service in World War I, Kincaid went to Chicago, Illinois to attend the Young Men's Christian Association's (YMCA) college. It was in Chicago that Kincaid launched his performing career on WLS. By 1928 he was a regular on the station's 'The National Barn Dance' program.

Because listeners to the program wanted copies of Kincaid's songs, Sears, Roebuck, the company that owned WLS, urged their popular artist to start publishing songbooks of his work. In the '20s, Sears also arranged for Kincaid to start recording his work with the Gennett Company. His records were released on a variety of licensed labels and sold through Sears, Montgomery Ward and numerous dime stores. In the late '20s through the mid-'50s Kincaid toured and performed on different radio programs including The Grand Ole Opry.

In 1949 the artist bought a radio station in Springfield, Ohio, his intended retirement town. In 1954 Kincaid semi-retired and bought a local music store. After a brief respite from performing he resumed and continued recording into the '70s. Kincaid died in 1989.


LYRICS/TRANSCRIPTION:
Brush The Dust From That Old Bible: Bradley Kincaid [1950]

In the Bible we are told in that ancient lore of old
How the world was destroyed by the flood
There was so much sin and vice, all the people lost their lives
For the Master had demanded his toll

In that same old ancient lore, there’s a story I deplore
That the world will be destroyed again some time
Fire and brimstone so they say, will take all our lives away
When that atom bomb’s placed on the firing line

So you’d better brush the dust from that old Bible
And look up to the stars when they shine
You’d better seek the solace from your Savior
When that atom bomb’s placed on the firing line

If our statesmen only knew what this world is coming to
They would never let war be their goal
For the world is lost in sin all because of wicked men
And the atom bomb will take every soul.

So you’d better brush the dust from that old Bible
And look up to the stars when they shine
You’d better seek the solace of your Savior
When that atom bomb’s placed on the firing line

There’ll be no more smoke upon the water
There’ll be no more fightin’ in the sky
It all will happen in one awful moment
And every livin’ thing on earth will die

There’ll be no farewells to our loved ones
There’ll be no time for sayin’ goodbye
It all will happen in one awful moment
When that atom bomb’s placed on the firing line

So you’d better brush the dust from that old Bible
And look up to the stars when they shine
You’d better seek the solace from your Savior
When that atom bomb’s placed on the firing line

Bradley Kincaid [1950]
Brush The Dust From That Old Bible
(Bradley Kincaid)
Capitol 1276


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