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Son Of Hickory Hollers Tramp  Kenny Rogers

The / co[D]rn was dry, the / weeds were high when / Daddy took to / drinki[G]n'                   [D]
When / him a[D]nd Lucy / Walker, they took / up and run a - / wa[G]y.                    [A7]
[D]Mama cried a / tear and then she / promised fourte[G]en / children,             [D]
"I / [G]swear you'll never / see a [A7]hungry / day."      [D]


Oh, the / path[D] was deep and / wide, from footsteps / leading to our / cabin[G],                    [D]
A - / b[G]ove the door there / burned a[A7] scarlet / lamp, and    [D]
[D]Late at night, a / hand would knock and / there would stand[G] a / stranger,                [D]
[G]I'm the son of / Hick[A7]'ry Holler's / tramp. [D]

[D]Mama sacri - / ficed her pride, and / neighbors sta[G]rted / talkin',            [D]
But / I [D]was much too / young to under - / stand the things[G] they / said,                   [A7]
The / th[D]ings that mattered / most of all was / Mama's chicken / [G]dumplin's, and           [D]
A / go[G]odnight kiss be- / fore we [A7]went to / bed.         [D]
When / Daddy[D] left, and / destitution / came upon our [G]/ fam'ly,              [D]
[D]Not one neighbor / volunteered to / give a helpin[G]' / hand,           [A7]
So / le[D]t 'em gossip / all they want; she / loved us and s[G]he / raised us.           [D]
The / pro[G]of is standing / here, a [A7]full grown / man.        [D]
Last / su[D]mmer Mama / passed away and / left the ones who / lo[G]ved her,                  [D]
[D]Each and ev'ry / one is more than / grateful for h[G]is / birth,           [A7]
Each / Sund[D]ay she receives a / fresh bou - / quet of fourteen /[G] roses, and             [G]
A / c[G]ard that says, " To the / greatest M[A7]om on / earth."           [D]

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