Daddy Frank (The Guitar Man) cover
Daddy Frank (The Guitar Man) cover

Daddy Frank (The Guitar Man) Lyrics Meanings
by Conway Twitty, Merle Haggard


Daddy Frank (The Guitar Man) Lyrics

[Chorus]
Daddy Frank played the guitar and the french harp
Sister played the ringing tambourine
Mama couldn't hear our pretty music
But she read our lips and helped the family sing
That little band was all a part of living
And our only means of living at the time
And it wasn't like no normal family combo
Cause Daddy Frank the guitar man was blind

Frank and Mama counted on each other
Their one and only weakness made them strong
Mama did the driving for the family
And Frank made a living with his song
Home was just a camp along the highway
The pickup bed is where we bedded down
I don't remember every going hungry
But I remember Mama cooking on the ground

[Chorus]

I don't remember how they got acquainted
I don't remember how it came to be
But there had to be some special help from someone
And blessed be the one who let it be
Fever caused my Mama's loss of hearing
Daddy Frank was born without his sight
And Mama needed someone she could lean on
And I believe the guitar man was right

[Chorus]

Yes it wasn't like no normal family combo
Cause Daddy Frank the guitar man was blind

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