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Daddy Said
Marcia Ball


Well my sister got married at very early age
Momma got her ready for her wedding day
Everybody came to see the beautiful bride
She was so young that everybody cried
Daddy said I wish it wouldn't happen to a child of mine

Now they moved to a town not too far away
My sister stayed home, her husband worked all day
Sister got tired of having nothing to do
So she thought that she'd like to have a baby or two
Daddy said babies having babies is an awful crime

But she had her one and another came along
And she was so happy like nothing was wrong
Everybody waited for the axe to fall
They said she never had a chance to live her life at all
Daddy said trouble, it's just a matter of time

Now babies grew to children as babies will do
They added four more to the original two
Til the house was so full it was busting at the seams
They had a half a dozen little mouths to feed
Daddy said that poor girl must be going out of her mind

They had to work hard just to make ends meet
But they always had shoes and plenty to eat
So much love in that little bitty house
Nobody thought that they were doing without
Daddy said I say a little prayer for them every night

Well the years went by so happily
Sister was a momma like she wanted to be
Making home for her husband and her family
With the babies bouncing on their Paw Paw's knee
Daddy said I knew everything would work out fine

Daddy said I knew everything would work out fine

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