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Black Sheep

In the style of

John Anderson

Lyrics

my daddy was
a brakeman on
a highball
travelin' train

my mama she raised
four little children
and our family had
a good name
and papa and mama
wanted all for us
they never had

big brother and
little brother and
sister too
none of them
turned out half-bad
'cept me
i'm the black sheep of
the family

big brother went
to college and
became a doctor man
i guess he makes
about a million
dollars a year
off the folks on
insurance plans

he's got a big long
mercedes-benz
and a house
overlookin' the town
he sits in his jacuzzi
and he watches
the sun go down

and he feels
real sorry for me
i'm the black sheep of
the family

yeah i drive me
a big ol' semi truck
i'm makin' payments on
a two-room shack
my wife she waits on
tables and at night
she rubs my back

and i tell her what
my papa
said to my mama when
he got off
the highball train

a-wake me up early
be good to my dogs
and teach
my children to pray

little sister married
a banker yeah
he owns
the country club

he bought her
a big ol' racin' horse
and a funny-lookin'
little dog
he buys her big rings
and diamonds and
a brand-new
japanese yacht

a-they like to
get together and
talk about all
the things they've got

but they never
mention me
i'm the black sheep of
the family

yeah i drive me
a big ol' semi truck
i'm makin' payments on
a two-room shack
my wife she waits on
tables and at night
she rubs my back

and i tell her what
my papa said to
my mama when he
got off
the highball train

a-wake me up early
be good to my dogs
and teach my children
to pray

i'm sayin' woman
a-wake me up early
be good to my dogs
and teach my children
to pray

Details

  • Duration : 2:53
  • Key : G
  • Genre : Country
  • Year released : 1984
  • Language : English

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