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A DRUNKARD'S CHILD (Andrew Jenkins / Jimmie Rodgers) Recorded by : Jimmie Rodgers; Hank Snow; Ernest Tubb. My father is a drunkard, My mother, she is dead; And I am just an orphan child, No place to lay my head; All thru this world I wander, They drive me from their door, Some day I'll find a welcome On Heaven's golden shore. Now if to me you'll listen, I'll tell my story sad; How drinking rum and gambling Hell Has stole away my dad; My mother is in heaven, Where God and the angels smile; And now I know she's watching Her lonely orphan child. We all were once so happy, And had a happy home; Till dad, he went to drinking rum, And then he gambled some; He left my darling mother, She died of a broken heart; And as I tell my story, I see your tear-drops start. Don't weep for me and mother, Altho' I know 'tis said; But try to get someone to cheer And save my poor lonely dad; "I'm awful cold and hungry," She closed her eyes and sighed; Then those who heard her story, Knew the orphan child has died.

    


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