Johnny Cash: When Papa Played The Dobro (Flatt / Scruggs)

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Johnny Cash

 

 

My papa was a hobo when they delivered me

We didn’t have a doctor cause he couldn’t pay the fee

But when the goin’ got too bad to ease his misery
Papa played the dobro this a way and he’d go

[ dobro ]

When company would come around he kept the dobro hid

He knew he couldn’t play the way the other players did

Why the guitar’s resonator was a gallon bucket lid

But papa played the dobro this a way and he’d go

[ dobro ]

Well now that papa’s gone away it’s hanging by the flue

The top of it’s rusted and the strings’re rusty too

It won’t ever sound the way that it did when it was new

When papa played the dobro this a way and he’d go

[ dobro ]

 

9 responses to “Johnny Cash: When Papa Played The Dobro (Flatt / Scruggs)

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  3. but I could listen to this one:

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  4. thank you for the dobro article 🙂
    it’s a pity, that I cannot see the vidfeo, it is blocked in Germany –
    copyright problems …

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    • One of my preferates from the…20th century. (album: The world of Johnny Cash double LP) I learned a lot of American language with it. Sorr you cannot watch it in Germany (even with all these pretentious slogans about globality. Thanks for the good word, and for your posts: They rock..well when they don’t country…Blue skies to you!

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