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Son Of Hickory Hollers Tramp
lyrics and chords

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Son Of Hickory Holler's Tramp lyrics and chords are intended for your personal use, it's a great story song by Kenny Rogers. You will enjoy playing and singing this golden oldie, the chords are simple.


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Son Of Hickory Hollers Tramp
recorded by Kenny Rogers
written by Dallas Frazier

C                    F                    C
The corn was dry the weeds were high when Daddy took to drinking         
     F            C                           G7
When him and Lucy Walker they took up and run away               
     C       F                 C
Mama cried a tear and then she promised fourteen children     
  F                  G7           C
I swear you'll never see a hungry day          
C      G7                                    F              C
Oh the path was deep and wide from footsteps leading to our cabin      
          F          G7               C
Above the door there burned a scarlet lamp    
And late at night a hand would knock
    F                   C
And there would stand a stranger                  
        F      G7               C
I'm the son of Hickory Holler's tramp   
                    F         C
Mama sacrificed her pride and neighbors started talking                 
          F                 C                          G7
But I was much too young to understand the things they said                   
     C                    F               C
The things that mattered  most of all was Mama's chicken dumplings
      F              G7               C
And a goodnight kiss before we went to bed          
                    F           C
When Daddy left and destitution came upon our family               
    F            C                             G7
Not one neighbor volunteered to give a helping hand               
       C          F                 C
So let 'em gossip all they want she loved us and she raised us                      F                        G7         C
The proof is standing here a full grown man               
                 F               C
Last summer Mama passed away and left the ones who loved her               
F              C                                 G7              
Each and every one is more than grateful for his birth             
C               F                C
Each Sunday she receives a fresh bouquet of fourteen roses             
      F                     G7              C
And a card that says to the greatest Mom on earth               
Repeat #2


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This old song tells a very good story about a mom's love for her fourteen children and what she was willing to do so she could provide for them. Copy the Son Of Hickory Hollers Tramp lyrics and chords so you can learn to play and sing this excellent old song.