Johnny Cash - Daddy Sang Bass Lyrics

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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
Track Listing
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Prologue
  • 2 Land of Israel
  • 3 A Mother's Love
  • 4 This Is Nazareth
  • 5 Nazarene
  • 6 Town of Cana
  • 7 He Turned the Water Into Wine
  • 8 My Wife June at Sea of Galilee
  • 9 Beautiful Words
  • 10 Our Guide Jacob at Mount Tabor
  • 11 The Ten Commandments
  • 12 Daddy Sang Bass
  • 13 At the Wailing Wall
  • 14 Come to the Wailing Wall
  • 15 In Bethlehem
  • 16 In Garden of Gethsemane
  • 17 The Fourth Man
  • 18 On the Via Dolorosa
  • 19 Church of the Holy Sepulchre
  • 20 At Calvary
  • 21 God Is Not Dead


  • Credits
    publisher: ©Universal Music Publishing Group
    writers: Carl Perkins
    album: Track 12 in album The Holy Land
    release date: 1969-1
    popularity : 120 users have visited this page.
    genres: Non-Music Folk, World, & Country
    styles: Country/Gospel/Religious/Spoken Word
    length: 2:22
    composer: Carl Perkins
    lyricist: Carl Perkins
    Album Information
    label: Columbia
    country(area): United States
    format: 12" Vinyl
    script: Latin