Charlie Rich

Charlie Rich - Papa Was a Good Man

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(Hal Bynum)

It rained all the way to Cincinnati

With our mattress on top of the car

Us kids were eatin' crackers and baloney

And papa kept on drivin' never stopped once at a bar.

Then mama started talkin' about Jesus

And how our lives could be from now on

While papa bought a used tire in Columbus

Mama rocked the baby till all his tears were gone.

She said your papa is a good man and don't you kids forget it

The whiskey's tryin' to ruin him but I know the Lord won't let it

Then we sang Amazing Grace and Bringing In The Sheaves

Rock of ages rock of ages cleft for me.

I guess we should have known papa never could quit drinking

The whiskey had too much hold on him nut he loved us and he did the best he could

And everytime the world would fall all around us

Mama packed everything we owned into some old car and started out for some new town.

She said your papa is a good man and don't you kids forget it

The whiskey's tryin' to ruin him but I know the Lord won't let it

Then we sang Amazing Grace and Bringing In The Sheaves

Rock of ages rock of ages cleft for me...

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