Father Knows Best Song Lyrics and Chords

Ricky Skaggs

Father Knows Best

 

Father Knows Best Song Lyrics and Chords by Ricky Skaggs

 

Father Knows Best
Recorded by Ricky Skaggs
Written by Mike Curtis and Lenny LeBlanc
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Daddy told me not to ride my bike  
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across that rocky  
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creek
 
You know it’s swift in places and  
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son it’s pretty deep
 
But  
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hardheaded full of pride  
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I went on any
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way
 
And if  
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daddy hadn’t been watchin’ me  
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I wouldn’t be here  
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today
 
Father knows  
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best father knows  
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best
 
If  
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he hadn’t been looking out for me  
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I’d be in such a  
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mess
 
I  
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swore from then on I would  
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do just what he  
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said
 
Cause father knows  
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best  
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father knows  
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best
 
I remember back in high school a
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bout sixteen years  
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old
 
My friends said let’s go drinking but  
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daddy told me not to go
 
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I’m so glad that I stayed at home cause  
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it turned out he was  
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right
 
When the  
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papers came the next morning
 
Well it was  
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there in black and  
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white
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Today a man knocked  
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on my door and  
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said your daddy  
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died
 
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tried holdin’ back the tears but I  
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just stood there and  
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cried
 
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Lord you know I loved him  
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why did he have to go  
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away
 
Then  
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lookin’ up to heaven  
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I heard somebody  
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say
 
Father knows  
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best father knows  
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best
 
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m always looking out for yo
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u so your heart can be a
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rest
 
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l see you through the bad time jus
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t remember what I€
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said
 
Cause father knows  
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best  
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father knows  
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best
 
Your father knows  
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best  
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son your father knows  
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best

 

FAQ

 

Who sang the the song Father Knows Best?
– The song Father Knows Best was sang by Ricky Skaggs.

 

Who is Ricky Skaggs?
– Rickie Lee Skaggs (born July 18, 1954), known professionally as Ricky Skaggs, is an American neotraditional country and bluegrass singer, musician, producer, and composer. He primarily plays mandolin however, he also plays fiddle, guitar, mandocaster, and banjo.Skaggs was inducted into the Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum in 2016 and the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2018. On January 13, 2021, it was reported that Skaggs had been awarded the National Medal of Arts by President Donald Trump, alongside fellow country musician Toby Keith.

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