Volume I: Saginaw Sweetheart
The Night That Daddy Got His Gun

The night that my sister got raped Daddy got his gun
there were three boys to kill but he only got one
The police man came and took my dad away

said, "Sir, from the gallows you will sway"

So Daddy went to court said, "What about my girl?"
The judge said, "Sir, that don't justify murder
Besides, she was drunk and in my opinion
probably asked for what was done"
v So I pray and I pray and I pray and I pray
that the Devil takes those boys away

So the Judge went ahead
and sentenced my Dad to death
while those two living boys just got a slap on the wrist
And my sister cried because they'd go free
while Daddy died and her life was scarred
by those boys three

When Daddy hung the dead boys Pa he came up to me
said, "Son, do you still love your murdering pappy?"
I looked him in the eye and I said,
"Sir, do you still love your boys what raped my sister?"

And I pray and I pray and I pray and I pray
that Jesus takes my Dad away

Their crimes are unpunished, those boys are still loose
while it should have been their necks
what broke in that noose
And my sister was only fourteen years young
the night that daddy got his gun

Quillan Roe: Guitar, Vocal
Mike Brady: Banjo, Vocal
Jeff Tranberry: Bass
Dan Gerber: Washboard

Words and Music ©1996 Accident Clearinghouse