First Family

Rich Mullins

 DG/DA/DD
 My folks they were always the first family to arrive
 Em7/sus4D/F#G2A7/sus4A7
With seven people jammed into a car that seated five        
 DG/DA/DD
There was one bathroom to bathe and shave in, six of us stood in line
 Em7/sus4D/F#G2A7/sus4
And hot water for only three but we all did just fine
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 G2D/F#Em7A7DEm7/sus4D/F#
 Talk about your miracles, talk about your faith           
 GD/F#E7susE7A7/sus4A7
 My dad he could make things grow out of Indiana clay       
 G2D/F#Em7ABm
 Mom could make a gourmet meal out of just cornbread and beans
 Em7D2/F#
And they worked to give faith hands and feet
 GA7/sus4DDsusG/DD2/AA7
And somehow gave it wings                       
I can still hear my dad cussin', he's working late out in the barn
The spring planting's a coming and the tractors just won't run
Mom she's done the laundry, I can see it waving on the line
Now they've stayed together through the pain, the strain of those times
Chorus
 D/C#BmF#mGDF#m/C#
    And now they've raised five children, one winter they lost a son  
 BmF#m
But the pain didn't leave them crippled
 Em7E7/G#A7/sus4A7
And the scars have made them strong     
 GD/F#Em7A7Bm
 Never picture perfect, just a plain man and his wife
 Em7D2/F#G2EmA7/sus4G/AA
Who somehow knew the value of hard work, good love, and real life           
Chorus







A A/D A7 Bm D D/C# D/F# D2/A D2/F# Dsus E7 E7/G# E7sus Em Em7 F#m F#m/C# G G/D G2
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