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When Papa Played the Dobro  Johnny Cash

WHEN PAPA PLAYED THE DOBRO
J. Cash
Recorded 2/15/60
Key: Bb / Capo: 1st / Play: A
INTRO: E A
[A]My papa was a hobo when they delivered me
[D]We didn't have a doctor cause he [A]couldn't pay the fee
[A]But when the goin' got to bad to ease his misery
[E]Papa played the dobro this [A]way
[A]And he'd go...
DOBRO BREAK: D A E A
When company would come around he kept the dobro hid
He knew he couldn't play the way the other players did
Why the guitar's resonator was a gallon bucket lid
But Papa played the dobro this way
And he'd go...
DOBRO BREAK
Well now that Papa's gone away it's hanging by the flu
The top of it is busted and the strings are rusted too
It won't ever sound the way it did when it was new
When Papa played the dobro this way
And he'd go...
DOBRO BREAK

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