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this is a very good country song co-written and recored by Ricky
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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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