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DOLLY PARTON - Mommie Ain't That Daddy Lyrics

(Dolly Parton)

The snow was falling swiftly and it mounded on the street
Little footprints in the snow made by our children's feet
As I walked into the goodwill store to get some clothes to wear
As we turned around the corner I saw you standing there.

I tried to turn the children and walk the other way
I prayed they hadn't seen you then I heard the babies say
Mommie ain't that daddy holding out his hand
Begging for money from that other man.

They asked me ain't that daddy
And yes, I had to say
And I wondered if I'd failed you
And made you turn this way.

No, you didn't fail me my weakness was just too strong
Because you see I thought more of the bottle than our family and our home
No you didn't fail me sweetheart you loved me all you could
You had my babies and you loved me like no other woman ever would.

You know I guess I'd be better off dead
Than in the awful shape I'm in
But death just don't seem to have a place for those
That stayed drunk on whiskey, wine and gin.

You see I die a constant death
Over and over every day
If I could change in what I do it for
You, the babies and our home
But you might as well forget me
For I'm just too far gone.

But I wish you would do me one last favor
And do it just for me
When they ask you mama ain't that daddy
Just say it used to be...

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