Lyrics to Daddy Sang Bass
I remember when I was a lad,
Times were hard and things were bad,
But there's a silver lining behind every cloud;
Just poor people, that's all we were,
Trying to make a living out of black land dirt,
We'd get together in a family circle singing loud.
Daddy sang bass,
Mama sang tenor,
Me and little brother would join right in there,
Singing seems to help a troubled soul.
One of these days and it won't be long,
I'll rejoin them in a song,
I'm going to join the family circle at the throne.
No, the circle won't be broken,
By and by, Lord, by and by.
Now I remember after work,
Mama would call in all of us;
You could hear us singing 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.
Music and Lyrics by Carl Perkins