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Daddy Sang Bass

Daddy Sang Bass
(Carl Perkins)

I remember when I was a lad
Times were hard and things were bad
But there's a silver linin' behind every cloud
Just poor people that all we were
Tryin' to make a livin' out of blackland (earth or dirt)
But we'd get together in a family circle singin' loud.

cho: Daddy sang bass, mama sang tenor
     Me and little brother would join right in there
     Singin' seems to help a troubled soul
     One of these days and it won't be long
     I'll rejoin them in a song
     I'm gonna join the family circle at the throne.

No, the circle won't be broken
Bye and bye, Lord, bye and bye
Daddy'll sing bass, mama'll sing tenor
Me and little brother will join right in there
In the sky, Lord, in the sky.

Now I remember after work mama would call in all of us
You could hear us singin' for a country mile
Now little brother has done gone on but I'll rejoin him in a song
We'll be together again up yonder in a little while.

Recorded by Johnny Cash
Copyright Carl Perkins

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