To Daddy

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To Daddy - Dolly Parton

Momma never seemed to miss the finer things in life.
If she did, she never did say so to daddy
She never wanted to be more than mother and a wife.
If she did, she never did say so to daddy.

The only things that seemed to be important in her life,
Was to make our house a home and make us happy.
Momma never wanted anymore than what she had.
If she did, she never did say so to daddy.

He often left her all alone.
She didn't mind the stayin' home.
If she did, she never did say so to daddy,
And she never missed the flowers
And the gifts he never gave her.
If she did, she never did say so to daddy.

Being took for granted was a thing that she accepted,
And she didn't need those things to make her happy.
She didn't even seem to notice
That he didn't kiss and hold her.
If she did, she never did say so to daddy.

CHORUS
One morning we awoke,
Just to find the note,
That momma carefully wrote,
And left to daddy.
And as he began to read it,
Our ears could not believe it,
The words that she had written there to daddy.

She said our kids are old enough,
And they don't need me very much,
So I've gone in search for love I need so badly.
I have needed you so long,
But I just can't keep holdin' on.
She never meant to come back home.
If she did, she never did say so to daddy.

TAG
Momma's gone,
Good-bye to daddy.