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I Wish I Could Have Been There Lyrics

"I Wish I Could Have Been There" was written by Anderson, John David / Robbins, Kent M..
"I Wish I Could Have Been There" was written by Anderson, John David / Robbins, Kent M..

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When our baby Kate was born
It was the biggest day of my life
Lying there with bows in her hair
In the loving arms of my wife

I was the proudest papa in the U.S.A.
Making a livin' on the road somewhere
A thousand miles away

It was a happy day but kinda sad
I wish I could've been there
I wish I could've been there
I wish I could've been there for that

Little Bobby hit his first home run
He was the hero of the hometown crowd
2 to 1 it was a winning run
Everybody was cheering loud

And mama she was smiling
Saying he's a chip off, off the old block
But I was on the road somewhere
Between Memphis and Little Rock

It was a happy day but kinda sad
I wish I could've been there
I wish I could've been there
I wish I could've been there for that

Now Bobby and Kate are all grown up
And moved away they stayed in touch
We're proud of the two good kids we raised
And it's hard to believe we are celebrating our 25th year today

This party's nice but the kids aren't here
At least they called to say
Congratulations mom and dad

I wish we could've been there
I wish we could've been there
I wish we could've been there for that

It was a happy day but kinda sad
I wish they could've been there
I wish they could've been there
I wish they could've been there for that

Songwriters
ANDERSON, JOHN DAVID / ROBBINS, KENT M.

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