Daddy and Home
Jimmie Rodgers Lyrics


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I am dreaming tonight of an old Southern town
And the best friend that I ever had
For I've grown so weary of roaming around
I'm going back home to my dad

Your hair has turned to silver
I know you're fading too
Daddy, dear ol' Daddy
I'm coming back to you

You made my boyhood happy
But still I longed to roam
I've had my way, but now I'll say
I long for you and for home

Dear ol' Daddy, you shared my sorrows and joy
You tried to bring me up right
I know you'll still be just one of the boys
So I'm starting back home tonight

Your hair has turned to silver
I know you're fading too
Daddy, dear ol' Daddy
I'm coming back to you

You made my boyhood happy
But still I longed to roam
I've had my way, but now I'll say
I long for you and for home

Daddy

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Written by: ELSIE MCWILLIAMS, JIMMIE RODGERS

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GravityAngel

0:18 I am dreaming tonight of an old Southern town
And the best friend that I ever had
For I've grown so weary of roaming around
I'm going back home to my dad

0:42 Your hair has turned to silver
I know you're fading too
Daddy, dear ol' Daddy
I'm coming back to you

1:06 You made my boyhood happy
But still I longed to roam
I've had my way, but now I'll say
"I long for you and for home"

1:42 Dear ol' Daddy, you shared my sorrows and joy
You tried to bring me up right
I know you'll still be just one of the boys
So I'm starting back home tonight

2:07 You made my boyhood happy
But still I longed to roam
I've had my way, but now I'll say
"I long for you and for home"



All comments from YouTube:

ThisNameWasTaken

Makes my stomach turn whenever I think that he passed before his father. RIP Jimmie Rodgers...

cldd5678

Now this is country I can get into. Classic country is fantastic. Everything in the genre these days is so "America ra ra ra!". It's sad because it can be so much better than it is. Maybe it's just me, but that's how I see it at least.

Richard Unicorn

I agree 100% with you. Classic country is much, much better than today's "country", if you can even call today's country "country".

queballed

My Dad has been gone since 1991. Jimmy's music always reminds me of him. Dad was a true blue fan of his. He wasn't into frivolous things but he had a collection of old 10in records of Jimmie Rodgers he bought after he returned home from the war in the pacific in the Marine Corps in 1946. Pop truly loved his music.

Billy

Jimmie Rodgers we miss you so much. You is the greatest country music singer ever lived. I love you and your singing. God bless you Jimmie

Jim St. Amand

I've been listening to Jimmie Rodgers since I was in my teens(early 50's) and have never grown tired of listening to his music. I rememer that YouTube used to have only 1 video and now I find all these wonderful videos. Does anyone know their source and when they were taped? Whoever uploaded them did us a truly wonderful, heartwarming service.

OverRatedProgrammer

They're from the movie he was in

Skelet3n

I sure miss my daddy. But he's gone. We both loved Jimmie Rodgers and now I think of him and this song. I wish I could head down that old road to home and have Dad be still sitting in his chair and we could listen to Jimmie Rodgers records again. Tears as I type.

GravityAngel

0:18 I am dreaming tonight of an old Southern town
And the best friend that I ever had
For I've grown so weary of roaming around
I'm going back home to my dad

0:42 Your hair has turned to silver
I know you're fading too
Daddy, dear ol' Daddy
I'm coming back to you

1:06 You made my boyhood happy
But still I longed to roam
I've had my way, but now I'll say
"I long for you and for home"

1:42 Dear ol' Daddy, you shared my sorrows and joy
You tried to bring me up right
I know you'll still be just one of the boys
So I'm starting back home tonight

2:07 You made my boyhood happy
But still I longed to roam
I've had my way, but now I'll say
"I long for you and for home"

arinvests

Love this song, like I do most of Jimmie's songs ~ Arthur

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