Papa Was A Good Man

Lyrics Shared By: Jennifer

Johnny Cash:
It rained all the way to Cincinnati
With our mattress on top of the car
Us kids were eating crackers and bologna
And papa kept on driving, never stopped once at a bar

And then Mama started talking about Jesus
And how our lives could be from now on
While Papa brought a used tire in Columbus
Mama rocked the baby ‘til all her tears were gone

She said your papa is a good man
And don’t you kids forget it
Whiskey’s trying to ruin him
But I know the Lord won’t let it

Johnny and June Carter:
Then we sang Amazing Grace and Bringing in the Sheathes
Rock of Ages, Rocks of Ages
Anita Carter: Cleft for Me

Johnny:
I remember when Papa finally gave up drinking
I think Mama was the only one on earth that really thought he could
I remember a lot of times we packed everything we owned into some old car
And started out for some new town
And through it all Mama’s faith was the one thing that was strong enough to finally do some good

She said your papa is a good man
And don’t you kids forget it
Whiskey’s trying to ruin him
But I know the Lord won’t let it

Johnny and June:
Then we sang Amazing Grace and Bringing in the Sheathes
Rock of Ages, Rocks of Ages
Anita Carter: Cleft for Me

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