If I had my way
I would tear this whole building down

Delilah was a woman, she was fine and fair
She had lovely looks and coal black hair
Delilah, she gained old Samson’s mind
When first he saw this woman, she looked so fine

Delilah, she climbed up on Samson’s knee
Said “Tell me where your strength lies, if you please”
Then she spoke so kind and she talked so fair
Till Samson said “Delilah, you cut off my hair
You can shave my head, clean as my hand
My strength come a-natural as any old man”

If I had my way
If I had my way
If I had my way
I would tear this whole building down

You read about Samson, all from his birth
He was the strongest man that ever has lived on earth
A-one day while Samson was a-walking along
Looked down on the ground, he saw an old jaw bone
Then he stretched out his arm, got them chains broke through like threads
When he got to move, then ten thousand was dead

If I had my way
If I had my way
If I had my way
I would tear this whole building down

And now, Samson and the lion, they got in attack
Samson, he crawled up on the lion’s back
And you read about this lion, he killed a man with his paws
Samson got his hands up around that lion’s jaws
And he ripped that beast, God knows, and killed him dead
And the bees made honey in the lion’s head

And if I had my way
If I had my way
If I had my way
I would tear this whole building down

If I had my way
If I had my way
If I had my way
I would tear this whole building down
I would tear this whole building down