Lyric of the Week | Buddy and Julie Miller > March 9, 2009

Take me back when daddy led the singing on Sunday/ Nobody had to plow until Monday/ Take me back when I could feel the kiss of my mother/ I had all of my sisters and brothers/ Take me back again

Take me back when times were hard but we didn’t know it
If we ate, we had to grow it
Take me back when all we could afford was the laughter
And two mules instead of a tractor
Take me back again

Take me back where there was nothing left to throw out
There was a light that wouldn’t go out
Take me back when we had swollen fingers we gotten
When everybody helped pick the cotton
Take me back again

Take me back to places where my memory tarries
Take me back to precious things that my heart carries

Take me back when daddy led the singing on Sunday
Nobody had to plow until Monday
Take me back when I could feel the kiss of my mother
I had all of my sisters and brothers
Take me back again

Take me back to places where my memory tarries
Take me back to precious things that my heart carries

Take me back when times were hard but we didn’t know it
If we ate, we had to grow it
Take me back when all we could afford was the laughter
And two mules instead of a tractor
Take me back again

From “Ellis County”
Written by Julie Miller

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