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[ with Waylon Jennings ]

Hank let's talk about your daddy tell me how your mama loved that man

Well just break out a bottle hoss I'll tell you bout the driftin' cowboy band

We won't talk about the habits just the music and the man

Now Hank if you just got to tell me did your daddy really write all them songs

That don't deserve no answer hoss let's light up and just move along

Do you think he wrote 'em about your mama or about the man who done her wrong

Well back then they called him crazy now a days they call him a saint

Now the ones that called him Lord crazy still ridin' on his name

Well if he was here right now Bocephus

Would he think that we were right do you think he might

Don't you know he would walk tall sir be right by our side

If we left for a show in Provo he'd be the first one on the bus and ready to ride

Wherever he is I hope he's happy and I hope he's doin' well yes I do

He is cause he's got one arm around my mama

How he sure did love Miss Audrey and raisin' hell

Guess I've asked you too many questions to the stories only Hank could tell

Well back then they called him crazy now a days they call him a saint

Most folks don't know that they fired him from the Opry

And that caused him the greatest pain

I loved to tell you about lovesick and how Miss Audrey loved that man

You know I've always loved to listen

To the stories about the driftin' cowboy band

You know when we get right down ti it still the most wanted outlaws in the land

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