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    "Carter Boys" Lyrics

    Tom T. Hall

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    (Tom T. Hall)

    "It's a song about my brothers. We lived in Carter County, so we were
    called the Carter Boys. There were five of us and we just raised hell all
    the time."

    The Carter boys were born one and after another
    In a little old country place
    I was the last and the death of my mother
    And I know it was a pretty bad trace.

    We'd get to drinking I'd do the singing
    And they taught me to chase girls and cuss
    We played poker I'd do the dealing
    I was the only one we could trust.

    And there were six of us all together
    And that's how we stood all the time
    Six of us all together
    The Carter boys were brothers of mine.

    We had an old car that we kept tied together
    With pieces of baling wire and hope
    Well they knew when we got there and they knew when we left
    They could tell by the noise and the smoke.

    Anytime the sheriff had nothing to do
    He'd get out and chase us around
    The old women prayed the old men laughed
    And the middle aged people all frowned.

    There were six of us all together
    And that's how we stood all the time
    Six of us all together
    The Carter boys were brothers of mine.

    Daddy was a preacher and the Lord knows he tried
    Gave us everything he could afford
    We lost a lotta battles but daddy always said
    The only thing we feared was the Lord.

    Well as I look back through the long lean years
    I wonder how we ever survived
    All of that hard work all of those women
    And all of those pistols and knives.

    There were six of us all together
    And that's how we stood all the time
    Six of us all together
    The Carter boys were brothers of mine.

    There were six of us all together
    And that's how we stood all the time
    Six of us all together
    The Carter boys were brothers of mine...
    This song was submitted on June 11th, 2006 and last modified on November 24th, 2016.
    Copyright with Lyrics © Warner/chappell Music, Inc..
    Written by Tom T. Hall.
    Lyrics licensed by LyricFind.

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