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Music Appreciation: Tim McGraw

A new feature for 2017 is my Music Appreciation. Featuring either a soundtrack or a band, I have a playlist of approximately 10 songs (or a whole soundtrack) to showcase the individual feature. Beneath that, I’ll have the lyrics to one of the songs, most usually my favourite, unless I can’t find them.

Hope you enjoy.

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Don’t Take the Girl

Tim McGraw

Johnny’s daddy was taking him fishin’
When he was eight years old

Little girl came through the front gate
Holdin’ a fishin’ pole
His dad looked down and smiled
He said, “We can’t leave her behind”
“Son, I know you don’t want her to go
But someday you’ll change your mind”
And Johnny said
“Take Jimmy Johnson
Take Tommy Thompson
Take my best friend, Bo
Take anybody that you want as
Long as she don’t go
Take any boy in the world
Daddy please, don’t take the girl”

Same old boy, same sweet girl
Ten years down the road
He held her tight and kissed her lips in
Front of the picture show
Stranger came and pulled a gun
Grabbed her by the arm said
“If you do what I tell you to
There won’t be any harm”
And Johnny said “Take my money
Take my wallet
Take my credit cards
Here’s the watch that my Grandpa gave me
Here’s the key to my car
Mister give it a whirl
But please don’t take the girl”

Same old boy
Same sweet girl
Five years down the road
There’s gonna be a little one and she
Says it’s time to go
Doctor says the baby’s fine
But you’ll have to leave
‘Cause his momma’s fading fast and
Johnny hit his knees and there he prayed
“Take the very breath you gave me
Take the heart from my chest
I’ll gladly take her place if you’ll let me
Make this my last request
Take me out of this world
God, please don’t take the girl”

Johnny’s daddy
Was taking him fishin’
When he was eight years old

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Written by Larry Johnson, Craig Martin • Copyright © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner/Chappell Music, Inc

(Lyrics copied from Google Play Music)

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