Papa Was a Good Man Song Lyrics

Johnny Cash

Johnny Cash A Thing Called Love cover art
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It rained all the way to Cincinnati
With our mattress on top of the car
Us kids were eatin' crackers and baloney
And papa kept on driving never stopped once at a bar
Then mama started talking about Jesus
And how our lives could be from now on
While papa bought a used tire in Columbus
Mama rocked the baby till all her tears were gone

She said your papa is a good man and don't you kids forget it
The whiskey's tryin' to ruin him but I know the Lord won't let it
Then we sang Amazing Grace and Bringing In The Sheaves
Rock of ages rock of ages cleft for me

I remember when papa finally gave up drinking

Track Listing

Vinyl 1
  • 1 Kate
  • 2 Melva's Wine
  • 3 A Thing Called Love
  • 4 I Promise You
  • 5 Papa Was a Good Man
  • 6 Tear Stained Letter
  • 7 Mississippi Sand
  • 8 Daddy
  • 9 Arkansas Lovin' Man
  • 10 The Miracle Man

  • credits

    publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
    album: Track 5 in album A Thing Called Love
    release date: 1972-4
    popularity : 77 users have visited this page.
    genres: Rock Blues Folk, World, & Country
    styles: Country Blues/Country Rock
    length: 2:38

    Album Information

    label: Columbia
    country(area): United States
    format: Vinyl
    script: Latin