Daddy Played First Base (Homer and Jethro) Original words and music to Daddy Sang Bass: Carl Perkins [G] I remember when I was a lad What a fine [C] baseball team we [G] had Folks would come from miles around to see us [D7] play We played the [G] Redsox, beat their sox off We played the [C] Redlegs, beat their legs [G] off We played the Astros, ... [D7] But it rained that [G] day. cho: Daddy played first base, Mama played [G] second Brother and [C] sister were the catcher and the [G] pitcher Shortstop was a good old Boy Named [D7] Sue Three big, [G] home run hittin' guys Out in the [C] outfield shaggin' [G] flies Brothers Art and Bart and [D7] cousin Far-go, [G] too. I remember one place so well Stayin' at the old Baseball Hotel Owned and operated by my uncle Fred We all laughed when he explained How the Baseball Hotel got it's name The pitcher's on the table And the catcher's under the bed. Out to the barnyard we would go Learnin' how to hit and run and throw We had cows and horses all around the place Once we laughed until we split When my daddy got a hit He slid into what he thought was second base. Copyright Homer and Jethro SF APR99
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