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(Craig Martin/Larry W. Johnson)


Johnny's daddy was taking him fishin'
He was eight years old.
Little girl came through the front gate
Holdin' a fishin' pole.
His dad looked down and smiled,
Said, "We can't leave her behind"
"Son, I know you don't want her to go,
But someday you'll change your mind."
And Johnny said,
"Take Jimmy Johnson,
Take Tommy Tompson.
Take my best friend, Bo.
Take anybody that you want as
Long as she don't go.
Take any boy in the world,
Daddy please, don't take the girl."

Same old boy, same sweet girl
Ten years down the road.
He held her tight and kissed her lips in
Front of the picture show.
Stranger came and pulled a gun
Grabbed her by the arm said "If you do what I tell you to,
There won't be any harm"
And Johnny said "Take my money,
Take my wallet,
Take my credit cards.
Here's the watch that my grandpa gave me
Here's the key to my car
Mister give it a whirl,
But please don't take the girl."

Same old boy
Same sweet girl
Five years down the road
There's gonna be a little one and she
Says it's time to go.
Doctor says the baby's fine
But you'll have to leave
'Cause his momma's fading fast and
Johnny hit his knees and there he prayed
"Take the very breath you gave me.
Take the heart from my chest.
I'll gladly take her place if you'll let me,
Make this my last request.
Take me out of this world
God, please don't take the girl"

Johnny's daddy
Was taking him fishin'
When he was eight years old



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    BLAS08Dec 4, 2009 at 4:21 pm
    omg i really love this song.da first tym i heard this song i totally fell in love wid it.dis song is so sad n loving.
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    peebee6294Jan 29, 2009 at 11:50 pm
    ok this song is so sweet. i want to know what happens in the end too. its just so touching. i think all girls want to find a guy like that in their lives. it would be the sweetest thing eveer if someone would tell me taht they would die for me. i would be very touched. more than i could ever imagine. he did so much for the girl he loved. its just so adorable i cant even think of the right words to describe it!
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    kbostickkDec 17, 2008 at 2:39 pm
    Awww! I love tim mcgraw. This song is beautiful(: He really loves her, and it all started when his daddy was taking him fishin. Schweet!
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    cbiancoMay 14, 2012 at 7:11 am
    It reminds me of my daddy taking me fishing and he would sometimes take my brother who wasnt his son along for the weekend visit i had at my dads. There were time i didnt eant to share my daddy but i was always glad afterward.
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    UnregisteredMar 19, 2012 at 3:35 pm
    This song is so great. It reminds me of when my dad took me fishing but brought the boy i didnt like with us. But now i am dating him. So i gess it worked out. Dont fo get me babe love ya demointa hicks. Hola at yo girl freak in tha bed 101

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