I don’t call him daddy    (video)    (clip)

 

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1. It was six in the morning when I made the county line,

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    there's someone I've got to talk to, can't get it off my mind.

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    He is just a kid, and he's in a pretty rough spot,

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    two dimes to make a phone call, that's about all I got.

 

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2. How's my boy today?  I know it's been three weeks,

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    but you know how far I've got to go these days to make ends meet.

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    How's your mama now, with her new live-in friend ?

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    Oh, how I hate the wounds that never seem to mend.

 

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You said, "I don't call him daddy, but he takes care of things,

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when you pick me up on Friday, are you gonna bring me anything?

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Oh, don't worry, Dad, you know, it don't matter what we do,

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cause I don't call him daddy, he can never be like you."

 

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3. God bless the little hearts, they’re the ones who really pay,

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    when Mom and Dad can't get along and they go their separate ways.

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    In a way I'm glad there's someone there to fill the empty space,

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    tears of understanding stream down a dirty face.

 

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You said, "I don't call him daddy, but he takes care of things,

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when you pick me up on Friday, are you gonna bring me anything?

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Oh, don't worry, Dad, you know, it don't matter what we do,

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cause I don't call him daddy, he can never be like you."

 

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+ Be like you !          Be like you !

 

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4. He is quite a little man growin' up as fast as he can,

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    and I don't get to see him half as much as I had planned.

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    There's so much I need to tell him, so precious little time,

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    a little rain on the window, and a little wave - goodby......e.

 

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You said, "I don't call him daddy, but he takes care of things,

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when you pick me up on Friday, are you gonna bring me anything?

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Oh, don't worry, Dad, you know, it don't matter what we do,

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cause I don't call him daddy, he can never be like you."

 

+  He said  + CHORUS ...

 

    (Doug Supernaw)