Album: My Blue Ridge Mountain Boy (1969)
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  • (Dolly Parton)

    Daddy I feel that I must talk to you
    Are you sure this is what you want to do?
    Now it's not for us kids that I beg you to stay
    Please don't just walk out on Mama this way
    She's mothered your children, she's spent her whole life
    Trying to be a good mother and wife
    And she stood by you when the rest let you down
    Daddy, how can you walk out on her now?

    I'm your oldest daughter, my age twenty-three
    Your new love is even younger than me
    She's young, she's pretty, her hands soft as dew
    While Mama's are withered from working for you

    Mom's not young any more like your new love
    But your new love won't love you like my mama does
    You've taken her best years, so don't leave her now
    Please, Daddy say that you won't let her down

    Writer/s: DOLLY PARTON
    Publisher: Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind


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