Friends, my name is Ferlin Husky.
I'd like to tell you 'bout a man that let alcohol
destroy everything that God gave him
I saw an accident one day that would chill the heart of any man
It would teach them not to drink a drop
While the steering wheel's in their hand
This awful accident occurred on the 20th day of May
And caused two little children to be sleepin' beneath the clay
These two little kids walked side by side along the state highway
Their poor old mother, she had died
And their daddy had ran away
As these two little children walked arm in arm
How sad their hearts did feel
When around the curb came a speeding car
With a drunk man at the wheel
The drunk man saw the little kids
And he hollered a drunked sound
"Get out of the road you little fools"
And the car, it brought them down
The bumper struck the little girl, takin' her life away
While the little boy, in a puddle of blood
In the ditch, lyin' there did lay
The drunk man staggered from his car
To see the damage that he had done
And then he let out a yell you could hear for miles
When he recognized his dyin' son
Such mournin' from a drunken man, I've never heard before
While kneeling down by his car he prayed to heavens door
Sayin', "Oh God, please forgive me for this awful crime I've done"
And his attention then was called away
By the words of his dyin' son
He said, "Daddy, why did you do this to us
How come you run us to the ground?
It was you and Mummy we were talkin' about,
When the car, it brought us down
And I was just tellin' little sister
That I knew we'd see you again someday
But, Daddy, why did it have to be this way
Why did it
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