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Daddy Said Lyrics

"Daddy Said" was written by Griffith, Nanci.
"Daddy Said" was written by Griffith, Nanci.

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Oh, I used to wish I was a hard line taker
They'd say, six to one a half dozen'll break her
Till I fell in love with a young man who sang the blues

Oh, bless my daddy, he warned me well
He'd whisper in my ear, he said, "Now look out, gal
There's always a ne'er do well gonna call you the fool"

He said, "You'll never learn to fish on a borrowed line
You'll never learn to write if you're walkin' 'round cryin'
And it's a pity that you're lover died young
But you'll never get tired of livin' alone"

So, now I dream of the lover that I don't know
It's safer this way 'cuz I don't have to go
And he won't come so nobody goes away

Sometimes I wish for the warmth of his hand
Take a look in these eyes and understand
I'm just a little too old to be a-learnin' the rules of the game

He said, "You'll never learn to fish on a borrowed line
You'll never learn to write if you're walkin' 'round cryin'
And it's a pity that you're lover died young
But you'll never get tired of livin' alone"

Oh, maybe I could take him to Mexico
We'd kick our heels in the warm cloudy gulf
He'd sing a song about the weather in the Poconos
This lover that I don't know

Then two hearts would pound 'stead of one in the night
I'd learn to fish with my own line
Catch my dream and hope that line would hold

He said, "You'll never learn to fish on a borrowed line
You'll never learn to write if you're walkin' 'round cryin'
And it's a pity that you're lover died young
But you'll never get tired of livin' alone"

No, I never get tired of livin' alone
Sometimes my feet get cold when I'm livin' alone

Songwriters
GRIFFITH, NANCI

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Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group

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