Daddy Played the Banjo
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G Daddy played the banjo, ?neath the yellow tree, It rang across the backyard, an old time melody, I loved to hear the music, I was only five, I listened as his fingers made the banjo come alive. Sometimes I?d wake up at night, and hear a distant tune, The banjo would echo, ?round my childhood room, I?d sneak down the back stairs, Daddy never knew. I?d grab a broom and make believe, I was pickin?, too. --Chorus-- One day Daddy put my fingers down upon his fist, He picked it with his other hand, we made the banjo ring; Now the music takes me back, cross the yellow day, Soon the summer?s with my Dad, and the tunes he made. --Break-- But I?m just tellin? lyes ?bout the things I did, See I?m that banjo player who never had a kid, Now, I sit, beneath that yellow tree, Hopin? that a kid somewhere, is listening to me. Daddy played the banjo, ?neath the yellow tree, It rang across the backyard and wove a spell on me, Now the banjo takes me back, through the foggy haze, With memories of what never was, become the good old days.
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