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I Wish I Could Have Been There
by John Anderson



When our baby Kate was born, it was the biggest day of my life, lyin' there, little bows in her hair, in the lovin' arms of my wife * I was the proudest papa in the U.S.A., makin' a living on the road somewhere a thousand miles away * It was a happy day, but kinda sad * I wish I could've been there, I wish I could've been there * I wish I could've been there for that * Little Bobby hit his first homerun; he was the hero of the hometown crowd * Two to one, it was the winning run; everybody was cheerin' loud * Mama, she was smilin' and sayin' he's a chip off of the old block * But I was on the road somewhere between Memphis and Little Rock * It was a happy day, but kinda sad * I wish I could've been there * I wish I could've been there for that * Now Bobby and Kate are all grown up and moved away; * They stay in touch, we're proud of the good kids that we raised * It's hard to believe we're celebratin' our 25th year today; * This party's nice, but the kids aren't here; at least they called to say: * "Congratulations, Mom and Dad" * Wish we could've been there; wish we could've been there * I wish we could've been there for that * It was a happy day, but kinda sad, * I wish they could've been there; I wish they could've been there * I wish they could've been there for that.
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written by ANDERSON, JOHN DAVID / ROBBINS, KENT M.
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