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Tie One On

My Daddy was a good man
Son of a preacher man
When I looked at Paw, I often saw
A Bible in his hands

Well, he lived a good example
Bless his heart, he's dead and gone
I wasn't walking in his shoes
When I learned to tie one on

Lots of whiskey overcame
The clean living I had learned
To the demon in the bottle
'Seems like overnight I turned

My daddy raised me better
He taught me right from wrong
I wasn't walking in his shoes
When I learned to tie one on

When they hauled me off to prison
I thought they threw away the key
Bars and painted women
Turned to bars of steel for me

Last night I dreamed an angel
Spoke my name in solemn tones
He said...Here's your daddy's shoes.... boy
Learn to tie one on

Now it's back to the roots
Of an upright family tree
Back to the example
My daddy was to me

I've walked through the darkness
But now I see the dawn
I wasn't walking in his shoes
When I learned to tie one on

Written by Chuck Melugin

Copyright © Chuck Melugin | Year Posted 2017

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