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Steve Key: Songs/Lyrics

Daddy's Guitar

(Steve Key)
June 20, 2015
PJ Robertson & Steve Key

It's PJ's story -- I took notes while she was telling me, then arranged it into a song lyric. First version came in Feb. 2015. We did a re-write May 2015 after a songwriters' group critique. Thanks to Erin Inglish, Jody Mulgrew, Ynana Rose for their ideas. More about PJ: www.facebook.com/pages/Pj-Robertson-Music/1530680223829394

Daddy’s Guitar  (Steve Key / PJ Robertson ©2015) --rewrite 5-20-15

 

Daddy died at 51 of a broken heart

Going through his closet, I found his old guitar

It had no strings, the wood was cracked and torn apart

It took awhile to fix it up and play it, but here we are

    Hey Daddy, can you hear me right now playing your old guitar

    Hey Daddy, I believe this sweet six-string is gonna take me far

    Hey Daddy, you put all this country music in a young man’s heart

    Now watch me singing and playing Daddy’s guitar

Momma disappeared when I was nine years old

Where she went and why only the Lord knows

You might say Daddy’s second wife was a lost soul

It took me years to believe in myself again, but here I go

    Hey Daddy, can you hear me right now playing your old guitar

    Hey Daddy, I believe this sweet six-string is gonna take me far

    Hey Daddy, you put all this country music in a young man’s heart

    Now watch me singing and playing Daddy’s guitar

            I go driving sometimes, singing an old melody

            I remember Daddy teaching me how to sing harmony

            Sometimes I wonder why I bother singing these songs

            Then from the back seat I hear my little girl singing along

    Hey Daddy, can you hear your grandchild playing your old guitar

    Hey Daddy, I believe that sweet six-string is gonna take her far

    Hey Daddy, I put all your country music in that young girl’s heart

    Now I watch her singing and playing Daddy’s guitar