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My Father's Son
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My Father's Son lyrics and chords are intended for your personal use only, this is a very good country song co-written and recored by Ricky Skaggs.

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My Father's Son
Recorded by Ricky Skaggs
Written by Ricky Skaggs and George Green

G C D7
My history is no secret it's written in the stones
G C G
In the hill beside this river rests my mother's gentle bones
C D7
And daddy there beside her home among his next of kin
G C G
And their legacy passed down to me the son of mountain men

C D7
Raised to be a miner by a miner's calloused hands
G C G
Passed my youth between this mountains where I grew to understand
C D7
That family was the word of God and faith was its demand
G C G
And life and death the same came from the coal beneath this land

D7 G D7 G
Well a rich man writes the book of laws a poor man must defend
C G Em
But the highest laws are written on the hearts of honest men
G C D7
If that cup is passed to me to do what must be done
G C G
When they lay me down remind them I was just my father's son

C D7
I've walked among these people heard the stories that they tell
G C G
I've crawled beside them in the mines and touched the walls of hell
C D7
I've shared their sacred secrets known their triumph and their pain
G C G
And right or wrong I'll stand with them on the final judgment day

C D7
They say God gives us comfort when the time of trouble comes
G C G
They say we'll know no share of peace till we lay down our guns
C D7
But will my boy had the chance to do the things I've never done
G C G
Or will he like me be told that he must be his father's son

D7 G D7 G
Well a rich man writes the book of laws a poor man must defend
C G Em
But the highest laws are written on the hearts of honest men
G C D7
When that cup is passed to me to do what must be done
G C G
On a chunk of coal just carve these words I was just my father's son

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