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    The Ballad of Mr. Jenkins

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    The Ballad of Mr. Jenkins
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      Lyrics for Craig Morgan - "The Ballad of Mr. Jenkins"

      With skin as tough as a burlap sack he had his second heart attack last summer
      But he's still goin'
      There's a melancholy in his eyes, for all of you who care enough to wonder why
      Let me tell you
      It all started back in 1957 when ole Walt Disney took him by surprise
      Thats the day Old Yeller died
      Well that twelve year old became a man eleven years to soon in Vietnam
      With his best friend Tommy
      They were tough as nails and southern born and awfully proud to wear that uniform
      Then things got scary
      On April 4th, Tommy left for heaven the same year the world was taken by surprise
      That's the day Martin Luther died
      So before you judge him you need to know there's more to that old man
      Then what you see there on that barstool with the bourbon on his hand
      You heard about his younger years but don't leave now theres more to hear
      That might explain the pain in that old man
      How quick America forgot about the only war they'd lost and life goes on
      That's what they tell ya
      No ticker tape no reason why, might have never seen the end of that chapter in his life
      If he hadn't met Betty
      They married in December 1980, no doubt it was the best day of his life
      Two days before John Lennon died
      So before you judge him you need to know there's more to that old man
      Than what you see there on the barstool with the bourbon in his hand
      Now we've covered chapter two I can almost see a change in you
      There's still a lot of life in that old man
      He hadn't had a drink in at least a year, to tell the truth I'm shocked he's here
      But as long as he wants'em I'm gonna pour'em
      Before you came in I asked him why, he raised his fragile head and wiped his eyes
      Then he told me
      I've seen so much in my life I've never questioned, this time the good Lord took me by surprise
      Yesterday my Betty died
      With skin as tough as a burlap sack he had his second heart attack last summer
      But he's still goin'

      SONGWRITERS:
      STEVE MANDILE, DAVID VINCENT WILLIAMS
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