Don't Take The Girl
Craig Martin/Larry W. Johnson
Johnny's Daddy was taking him fishing
When he was eight years old
A little girl came through the front gate
Holding a fishing pole
His Dad looked down and smiled
Said "we can't leave her behind"
Son I know you don't want her to go
But someday you'll change your mind
And Johnny said
Take Jimmy Johnson
Take Tommy Thompson
Take my best friend Bo
Take anybody that you want as
Long as she don't go
Take any boy in the world
Daddy please - don't take the girl

Same old boy same sweet girl
Ten years down the road
He held her tight and kissed her lips
In front of the picture show
Stranger came and pulled a gun
Grabbed her by the arm
Said "if you do what I tell you to do
There won't be any harm"
And Johnny said
Take my money
Take my wallet
Take my credit cards
Here's the watch that my grandpa gave me
Here's the key to my car
Mister give it a whirl
But please - don't take the girl

Same old boy same sweet girl
Five years down the road
There's gonna be a little one
And she says it's time to go
Doctor says the baby's fine
But you'll have to leave
Cause his momma's fading fast
And Johnny hit his knees
And there he prayed
Take the very breath you gave me
Take the heart from my chest
I'll gladly take her place
If you'll let me
Make this my last request
Take me out of this world
God please - don't take the girl

Johnny's Daddy was taking him fishing
When he was eight years old

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