Dont Take The Girl
Message-Tag: 373 Return-Path: content-length: 2071 Hi Greg- Here's a song to post. don't know if it's already been posted but here goes anyway. I have lots more to do - just trying to find the time. Becky Akana email@example.com _____________________________________________________ DON'T TAKE THE GIRL Words and Music by Craig Martin and Larry W. Johnson INTRO: | C/G G|C G| C/G G|G | G Johnny's daddy was takin' him fisin' G When he was eight years old --- G A little girl came through the front gate G Holdin a fishin' pole Bm7 C7M Bm7 His dad looked down and smiled, C7M Said, "We can't leave her behind Am7 G/B Son I know you don't want her to go C7M D7sus4 Someday you'll change your mind." And Johnny said, G Am/G G Am/G G Take Jimmy Johnson take Tommy Tompson Am/G G Take my best friend Bo. Am/G G Am/G G Am/G G Am/G G Take anybody that you want as long as she don't go Am7 Cmaj9 Take any boy in the world -- Daddy, please D7sus4 G C/G G Don't take the girl C/G G C/G G Same ol' boy, same sweet girl, ten years down the road He held her tight and kissed her lips in front of the picture show. A stranger came and pulled a gun and 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. Mr., give it a whirl, but please, don't take the girl. Same ol' 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 said, "The baby's fine but , you'll have to leave 'Cause his mama's fadin' fast," and Johhny hit his knees. And then he prayed, "Take the very breath you gave me, take the heart from my chest. I'll gladly take her place if you'll have me Make this my last request Take me out of this world, God, please, don't take the girl."