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Daddy Frank  Merle Haggard



SPOKEN INTRO [no music]: Let me tell you about a song that I feel explains
itself. It's called: "Daddy Frank, the Guitar Man."


INTRO:    | D       | A       | D[stop]      | [NC]
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.

          That [D]little band was all a part of living,
          And our only means of living at the [A]time;
And it wasn't like no normal family combo,
          Cause Daddy Frank the guitar man was [D]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] 
[G]Don't remember how they got ac[D]quainted;
I [G]can't recall just how it came to [Bm]be.
There [G]had to be some special help from [D]someone,
And [Bm]blessed be the one that let it [A]be.
[G]Fever caused my mama's loss of [D]hearing.
[G]Daddy Frank was born without his [Bm]sight.
[G]And mama needed someone she could [D]lean on,
    |D  G         |D     A       |D        |Bb    [<-cbanges key]
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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