"Daddy Sang Bass" as written by and Carl Perkins....
i remember when i was a lad
times were hard and things were bad
but there's a silver linin' behind ev'ry cloud
just four people that 's all we were
tryin' to make a livin' out of black-land dirt
but we'd get together in a family circle singin' loud

daddy sang bass (mama sang tenor)
me and little brother would join right in there
singin' 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 gonna join the family circle at the throne

though the circle won't be broken
by and by, lord, by and by
daddy sang bass (mama sang tenor)
me and little brother would join right in there
in the sky, lord, in the 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

daddy sang bass (mama sang tenor)
me and little brother would join right in there
'cause singin' 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 gonna join the family circle at the throne

oh no the circle won't be broken
by and by, lord, by and by
daddy sang bass (mama sang tenor)
me and little brother would join right in there
in the sky, lord, in the sky

in the sky, lord, in the sky


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"Daddy Sang Bass" as written by Carl Perkins

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  • +1
    General Commentthies song is so uplifting a good
    its about how even tho he famaly has a hard likfe and has to pick cotten to get biy theye stell can sing and be happy
    highlander924on March 28, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General Commentsorry for the double post but
    I love how the chorus is split betwwen johhny, june, the the band
    Ether42on June 07, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis is such a great song. I absolutly love it.
    GabrielDeRoseon June 17, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI've heard of it maybe last year, and I forgot about it, and now how glad I am that I'm listening to it again.
    We are one happy family too (less the father).
    bear_hug20on November 24, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is one of the most uplifting songs that Johnny Cash ever sang. It makes me feel better every time I hear it. He was a very spiritual man.
    ultramagnuson January 11, 2005   Link
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    General Commentaw one of the many songs that I like to hear after listening to a depressing song or something. The Message is pretty clear anyway, love the tune from "Will the Circle Be Unbroken" on it.
    Staticburn89on February 26, 2005   Link
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    General CommentIt's especially more awesome if you have "The Johnny Cash Show" on DVD.
    JoeyRamone65on November 30, 2008   Link
  • -1
    General CommentOn a side note they might be giants samples this song in one of there songs
    Ether42on June 07, 2007   Link

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