Granddaddy's Gun

Album: Based on a True Story... (2013)
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  • It sits above the mantle on a couple rusty nails
    And it's worth a bunch of money but it damn sure ain't for sale
    The good Lord only knows all the stories it could tell
    Granddaddy's gun

    He bought it new out of a Sears & Roebuck catalogue
    And it shot a many shell over the top of an old bird dog
    And it backed a burglar down when grandma took the safety off
    Granddaddy's gun

    It's just a double barrel 12
    The stock is cracked and it kicks like hell
    It wouldn't mean what it means to me to no one
    I can hear his voice when I put it to my shoulder
    "A gun's like a woman, son it's all how you hold her"
    He taught me a whole lot more than how to hunt
    And one of these days I'll pass it on to my son
    Granddaddy's gun

    He handed it to me on the day I turned 13
    With a half-shot box of shells and a kit to keep it clean
    I keep a picture in the case of that sweet old man and me
    With granddaddy's gun

    It's just a double barrel 12
    The stock is cracked and it kicks like hell
    It wouldn't mean what it means to me to no one
    I can hear his voice when I put it to my shoulder
    "A gun's like a woman, son it's all how you hold her"
    He taught me a whole lot more than how to hunt
    And one of these days I'll pass it on to my son
    Granddaddy's gun

    There's a long beard living on the living room wall
    That I got with a box call
    And granddaddy's gun
    There's a shot up stop sign on 49
    That me and Billy Joe took out one night
    With granddaddy's gun
    Granddaddy's gun

    It sits above the mantle on a couple rusty nails
    And it's worth a bunch of money but it damn sure ain't for sale Writer/s: Bobby Pinson, Dallas Davidson, Rhett Akins
    Publisher: BMG Rights Management, O/B/O CAPASSO, RESERVOIR MEDIA MANAGEMENT INC, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

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  • Debra Ann Tubbs from North Chesterfield VirginiaI love this song reminds me of my dad
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