If the good die young    (video)    (midi)

 

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1. It was Sunday morning, I was seven years old,

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    in the backyard playing in a big mudhole.

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    I was all decked out, ready for church.

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    had my brand new suit all covered in dirt.

 

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2. Mama hit the ceiling, she was fit to be tied,

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    talkin 'bout how she’s gonna tan my hide.

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    But Daddy was laughing when I changed my clothes,

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    saying, "Mama leave the boy alone !"

 

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‘Cause if the good die young, if the good die young,

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Ma, our little boy's gonna have a lot of fun,

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’cause he's gonna live forever, if the good die young.

 

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3. Ten years later had a hot rod Ford,

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    constable clocked me at a hundred and four.

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    Judge said, "Boy, you're gonna hurt yourself,

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    you'd a long been dead if you were anybody else."

 

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’Cause if the good die young, if the good die young,

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oh, there ain't a sentence gonna hold you, son,

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cause you're gonna live forever, if the good die young.

 

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4. Well, I got a good heart, I wouldn't hurt a soul,

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    but I'm gonna keep rocking till they call that roll.

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    Ol' St. Peter's gonna have to wait,

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    I'm gonna go to heaven but I might be late.

 

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‘Cause if the good die young, if the good die young,

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pedal to the metal, let your motor run,

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’cause he's gonna live forever, if the good die young.

 

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And if the good die young, if the good die young,

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    they got the jams, we'll have some fun,

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cause I'm gonna live forever, if the good die young.

 

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+  I'm gonna live forever, if the good die young.     +  E ~

 

 

    (Tracy Lawrence)