(Doin Much Better than) Daddy Done

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In memory of my husband's Grandpa, JE Jones

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Doin much better than my Daddy done
This ain’t so bad for a moonshiner’s son
I got my reasons, excuses none,
Cause I’m doin much better than my Daddy done
A damn sight better than my Daddy done

My Daddy died down on skid row
Well I quit drinkin years ago
He disappeared months at a time
While I stayed here and did my time
So I’m doin much better than my Daddy done

Doin much better than my Daddy done
This ain’t so bad for a moonshiner’s son
I got my reasons, excuses none,
Cause I’m doin much better than my Daddy done
A damn sight better than my Daddy done

My Daddy drank all he could earn
So I swore when I got my turn
That I’d bleed and sweat for an honest wage,
So I picked cotton, I dug graves
Just to do much better than my Daddy done

Doin much better than my Daddy done
This ain’t so bad for a moonshiner’s son
I never quit till the work was done
And I’m doin much better than my Daddy done
A damn sight better than my Daddy done

One day, son, when you are grown
And you’ve got children of your own
You’ll see I done the best I could
And you’ll do what a real man should
And you’ll do much better than your Daddy done

Doin much better than my Daddy done
This ain’t so bad for a moonshiner’s son
You’d say if you’d seen where I come from
That I’m doin much better than my Daddy done
A damn sight better than my Daddy done

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from Saints and Sinners, released August 16, 2011
Guitar, fiddle, mandolin, and vocals by Jenny Anne Mannan
Recorded and engineered by Caleb R. Strine

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Jenny Anne Mannan Spokane, Washington

I grew up on the side of a mountain. With a bunch of siblings. I spent most of my childhood on a bus with my family, touring around North America, peddling our wares of song. Music has taken me all over the world, from the mountains of NE Washington to Nashville and back again. I've played for audiences large and small, and nowadays my 4 favorite fans are the love of my life and our 3 babies. ... more

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