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Lyrics by: Don Wayne
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9 Jun '71 Country

Lyrics

In the year of 43 Mama finished feeding me And quickly rushed off to her job at (Warton's Bakery ?)


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But at Four on Barkall Street A failing heart stopped her within feet And Mama gave up the breath of life In the town of Nashville Daddy was in the county jail So my older sister Nel Took a job at the tavern That some folks called The TrashMILL And THOUGH THE WELFARE AGENCY OFFERED HELP she smiled at me And said Thanks, but we'll get by In the town of Nashville As a babe, I went to school Perched up high on a tavern stool Listening to the songs on the Juke Box At the TrashMILL And the hurtin' in them sad old songs Settled down on a poor boys bones And I vowed I'd someday sing And play in Nashville Yes, my older sister Nel Like a true blue southern belle Bought me a second hand guitar From the Nashville Goodwill Heaven would smile and bells would ring When I touched those shiny strings And I was the richest poor boy In the town of Nashville There's a chill down in my bones As it's my turn to go on And I know the Good Lord knows Just how I feel THOUGH they're callin' me a star I can't forget 'bout my first guitar And the woman who helped me make it big In the town of Nashville Yes, my older sister Nel Like a true blue southern belle Bought me a second hand guitar From the Nashville Goodwill Heaven would smile and bells would ring When I touched those shiny strings And I'm the richest poor boy In the town of Nashville And I'm the richest poor boy In the town of Nashville

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