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LORETTA LYNN
~ THEY DON'T MAKE 'EM ~ LIKE MY DADDY ANYMORE
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THEY DON'T MAKE EM'
LIKE MY DADDY ANYMORE



I wasn't much more than a baby
I thought he was a bear
The way my daddy towered over me
They say I learned to walk
While holdin' on to just one finger
On the hand of a man that stands six foot three
Not old enough to understand the meaning of depression
Just somethin' people talked about a lot
My daddy wasn't one to try to make no big impressions
Just one heck of a man that worked for what he got

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They don't make em' like my daddy anymore
Guess they've thrown away the pattern through the years
In a great big land of freedom
At a time we really need em'
They don't make em' like my daddy anymore

From the Harlan County coal camps
To the hills of West Virginia
My daddy hauled the timber for the mines
Education didn't count so much
As what you had born in you
Like the will to live and a dream of better times
Daddy never took a handout
We ate pinto beans and bacon
But he worked to keep the wolf back from the door
And it only proves one thing to me
When folks start belly aching
They don't make em' like my daddy anymore

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(Words and Music by Jerry Chesnut)
                                         THEY DON'T MAKE EM'
                                      LIKE MY DADDY ANYMORE
                                                      (HISTORY)

     In a conversation with Bonnie Owens, She informed me that Merle Haggard had a weakness for songs about Mama, Daddy, The Depression, and Hard Times.....    
     Being born and raised in the depression years, I had no problem writing this song. However, before Merle came to town and had a chance to hear it, Loretta Lynn's office called to see what I had that she might like.
     With Loretta this song was love at first sight, she went in and recorded it, and the rest is History......
     Another Award Winning Number 1 Record !!!!!!!
                                                                                    JERRY
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