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Daddy Sang Bass – Johnny Cash

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’s all we were
Tryin’ to make a livin’ out of blackland earth
But we’d get together in a family circle singin’ loud …

CHORUS
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.

CHORUS
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.
In the sky, Lord, in the sky.

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