To Daddy Gigs Lyrics

Details

Author
Dolly Parton
Original Band
Emmylou Harris

Gigs

Billed As Venue City State Country Date
Robyn Hitchcock & Emma Swift Robyn and Emma's house London England UK January 20, 2021
Robyn Hitchcock & Emma Swift Robyn and Emma's house London England UK January 22, 2021

Lyrics

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

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
Momma's gone
Good-bye to daddy