Love without end, Amen    (video)    (midi)

  

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1. I got sent home from school one day with a shiner on my eye,

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    fightin' was against the rules and it didn't matter why.

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    When dad got home I told that story just like I'd rehearsed,

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    then stood there on those trembling knees and waited for the worst.

 

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He said let me tell you a secret about a father's love,

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a secret that my daddy said was just between us.

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He said, "Daddies don't just love their children every now and then,

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it's a love without end, Amen, it's a love without end, Amen."

 

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2. When I became a father in the spring of '81,

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    there was no doubt that stubborn boy was just like my father's son.

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    And when I thought my patience had been tested to the end,

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    I took my daddy's secret and I passed it on to him.

 

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I said let me tell you a secret about a father's love,

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a secret that my daddy said was just between us.

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He said, "Daddies don't just love their children every now and then,

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it's a love without end, Amen, it's a love without end, Amen."

 

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3. Last night I dreamed I died and stood outside those pearly gates,

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    when suddenly I realized there must be some mistake.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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    If they know half the things I've done they'll never let me in,

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    then a somewhere from the other side and I heard these words again.

 

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They said let me tell you a secret about a father's love,

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a secret that my daddy said was just between us.

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He said, "Daddies don't just love their children every now and then,

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it's a love without end, Amen, it's a love without end, Amen."

 

(orig. = capo 2nd)    (George Strait)