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Performer: Johnny Cash Words and music: Carl Perkins Source: Johnny Cash - The Holy Land/Columbia Records KCS 9726 DADDY SANG BASS [E] I remember when I was a lad Times were [A] hard and things were [E] bad But there's a silver linin' behind every [B7] cloud Just poor [E] people that's all we were Tryin' to make a [A] livin' out of blackland [E] earth But we'd get together in a family [B7] circle singin' [E] loud. ... [P] CHORUS N.C. Daddy sang bass, mama sang [E7] tenor Me and little [A] brother would join right [E] in there Singin' seems to help a troubled [B7] soul One of these [E] days and it won't be long I'll re-[A] join them in a [E] song I'm gonna join the family [B7] circle at the [E] throne. ... No, the circle won't be [E7] broken Bye and [A] bye, Lord, bye and [E] bye ... [P] N.C. Daddy'll sing bass, mama'll sing [E7] tenor Me and little [A] brother will join right [E] in there In the sky, Lord, [B7] in the [E] sky. Now I remember after work mama would call in all of us You could hear us singin' for a country mile Now little brother has done gone on but I'll rejoin him in a song We'll be together again up yonder in a little while. CHORUS TAG: [E] In the sky, Lord, [B7] in the [E] sky.Home