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He Didn't Have to Be  Brad Paisley

Title: He Didn't Have To Be
Artist: Paisley Brad
Album: Who Needs Pictures
Tabbed by Rob Ross
Capo 2nd Fret
When a [G]single mom goes out on a date with [C]somebody new
It [D]always winds up feeling more like a j[C]ob[G] interview
My momma used to wonder if she'd [C]ever meet someone
Who wouldn't [D]find out about me and then [C]turn around and [G]run
I [G]met the man I call my dad when [C]I was 5 years old
He too[D]k my mom out to a movie and for [C]once I got to [G]go
A few months later I remember[C] lying there in bed
I overhea[D]rd him pop the question and I p[C]rayed that she'd s[G]ay yes... And then
(1st Chorus)
[Am]All of a sudden oh it [D]seemed so strange to me
How we [G]went from somethings [C]missing to a family
[Am]Looking back all I can say [D]about all the things he did for [Em]me
Is [G]I hope I'm at least half the [C]dad that he didn't have to be
(Chords stay the same for next verse)
I met the girl who's now my wife about three years ago
We had the perfect marriage, but we wanted something more
Now here I stand surrounded by our family and friends
Crowded round the nursery window as they bring the baby in... And now
(2nd Chorus) - (Chords Stay same - Words Change)
All of a sudden oh it seemed so strange to me
How we've gone from somethings missing to a family
Looking through the glass I think about the man who's standing next to me
And I hope I'm at least half the dad that he didn't have to be
[Am]You know he didn't ha[G]ve to be

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