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Daddy Frank

Merle Haggard

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SPOKEN INTRO : Let me tell you about a song that I feel explains
itself. It's called: "Daddy Frank, the Guitar Man."

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INTRO:    | D       | A       | D      |  

CHORUS: |D | | |
Daddy Frank played the guitar and the french harp,
| | |A |
Sister played the ringing tambourine.
| | | |
Mama couldn't hear our pretty music,
| | |D |
She read our lips and helped the family sing.

 D
          That little band was all a part of living,
 A
          And our only means of living at the time;
And it wasn't like no normal family combo,
 D
          Cause Daddy Frank the guitar man was blind.

|G | |D |
Frank and mama counted on each other;
|G | |Bm |
Their one and only weakness made them strong.
|G | |D |
Mama did the driving for the family,
|Bm | |A |
And Frank made a living with a song.

|G | |D |
Home was just a camp along the highway;
|G | |Bm |
A pick-up bed was where we bedded down.
|G | |D |
Don't ever once remember going hungry,
|D G |D A |D |D [<-1 strum
But I remember mama cooking on the ground. per letter]

 REPEAT CBORUS

 GD
 Don't remember how they got acquainted;
 GBm
can't recall just how it came to be.
 GD
There had to be some special help from someone,
 BmA
And blessed be the one that let it be.

 GD
 Fever caused my mama's loss of hearing.
 GBm
 Daddy Frank was born without his sight.
 GD
 And mama needed someone she could lean on,
 <-cbanges key
    |D  G         |D     A       |D        |Bb     
And I believe the guitar man was right.

REPEAT CHORUS IN KEY OF Eb [Either capo up one fret or substitute
Eb for D, and Bb for A]. FADE OUT TOWARDS END OF CHORUS.

Eb: 365343 or xx5343 Bb: 113331 or xx3331 or 688766

Transcribed by Darragh Egan
Thanks to whoever posted the lyrics for this song to COWPIE.


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