Daddy's Moonshine Still

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  • Folks say my daddy wasn't much of a man
    For disobeying the laws of the land
    Folks say that my daddy wasn't fit to kill
    Oh and I know it was true what the people said
    Cause we'd all've been better of dead
    Than to live a life of shame and strife
    Cause of daddy's moonshine still

    My mama was always sweet and kind
    But she grew old before her time
    Worryin' about the way we had to live

    Yeah my daddy put the wrinkles in my mama's face
    He drunk his share of all he made
    And just one more reason I grew to hate
    My daddy's moonshine still

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    Daddy's moonshine still was good for nothin'
    But to break mama's heart
    And to tear our home apart
    Make our lives a livin' hell

    Them old mason jars that daddy made us wash
    And set them out to sun on our back porch
    'Til he got ready to take 'em up on the hill
    And when daddy got word of the revenue
    He made us kids help hide his brew
    Made us swear that we never knew
    About daddy's moonshine still

    Yeah and two of my brothers drove across the state line
    Once a week with a load of moonshine
    And the wounds that came from that won't ever heal
    Cause on a moonshine run one rainy night
    My two brothers lost their lives
    And oh my god how I despise
    My daddy's moonshine still

    Repeat Chorus

    Well it broke mama's heart but she understood
    The day that I left home for good
    But I had to find me another way to live
    Well I sent mama money nearly every day
    And how I made it, well I'd rather not say
    But at least it took me far away
    From daddy's moonshine still

    My bootlegging daddy was known quite well
    And he made our home a livin' hell
    And I ain't forgot it and I know that I never will
    My mama finally died she just gave up
    And daddy finally died from drinkin' that stuff
    And bad memories haunt the rest of us
    From daddy's moonshine still

    Repeat Chorus

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

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