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George Jones

George Glenn Jones (born September 12, 1931) is an American country music singer known for his long list of hit records, his distinctive voice and phrasing, and his marriage to Tammy Wynette. more »

I was born and raised in Alabama.
On a farm way back up in the woods.
I was so ragged folks used to call me patches 
Papa used to teas me bout it but deep down in side 

He was hurtin' cause he done all he could.
My papa was a great old man I could see him 
With a shovel in his hand see education 
He never had he did wonders when the times got bad 
The little money from the crops he raised barely paid the bills we made.

Ho life would kick him down the ground when he tried to get up life would kick him back down one day papa called me to his dying bed with his hands on ma shoulders and tears he said patches im depending on ya son to pull the family through now son its all left up to you.

Two days later papa passed away and I became a man 
That so I told mam I was goin's quit school 
But she said that was daddies strictest rule.

So every mornin' before I when to school I fed the Chickens 
And I copped wood too, some times I felt that I couldn't go on 
I wanted to leave just run away from home 
But I would remember what my daddy said 
With his hand on ma shoulders and tears 
He said he said patches 
I'm depending on ya son i've tried to do my best 
Its up to you to do the rest.

Then one day a strong rain came and washed all the crops away 
And at the age of thirteen 
I thought I was caring the weight of the whole world on my shoulders 
And you know mama knew what I was going through 
Cause every day I had to work the fields 
Cause that's the only way we got our meals you see 
I was the oldest of the family 
And everybody was depending on me every night 
I heard my mama pray lord give home strength to make another day.
Though the years have passed 
And all the kids have grown the angels took mama 
To a brand new lord knows people I've shed some tears 
But my daddies voice kept ringing 
Through the my ears saying patches 
I'm depending on ya son to pull the family through 
Now son its all left up to you.
Patches I tried to my best its up to you to do the rest


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