NEED HELP Figuring out a song (Country)

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  1. imdaly - Part 12

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    Hello all,

    So a friend of mine just called me asking if I could possibly find a song for him that he and his mother are trying to find. I guess his grandmother passed away today, and there's a particular song that his mom wants to play at her funeral Saturday. They don't remember much of it, I guess, except the following:

    - It's a country song
    - Originally done by Tom Jones (they think), and later redone by a female.
    - Something about "I can do no wrong in my mama's eyes" or something to that effect
    - The song, I guess, has something to do with the singer wanting to be more like their mother.


    I know that's pretty vague, and I can usually figure these things out myself with the internet, but I'm having no luck, and I'd really like to be able to help my friend with this if I can.

    So if anyone here happens to have any idea what song this is, I'd greatly appreciate your help! Thank you. :)
     
  2. ComicChick I Work Too Much

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    at first i thought it was going to be Holes In the Floor of Heaven by Collin Raye

    but then i read the clues you gave and i'm not sure what song it is.
     
  3. tzarinna Mamochka

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    If you find out let me know too.
     
  4. BBT Registered

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    I found this on Google.

    David Allan Coe's Family Album Lyrics

    On Sunday after church there'd always be a picnic
    There'd be kinfolks callin' until dawn
    Me I'd play the guitar and my Uncle Merle would sing
    And grandpa he'd play that fiddle all night long
    Now the women folk they would work out in the kitchen
    You could smell that food for miles and miles around
    Paw he was prayin' my brother Jack would bring him down some moonshine
    Just so's that he could warsh those viddle down
    As soon as all the kids got tired of playin' horseshoes
    Mama she'd call me over to her side
    You know she'd say I'd like to take some pictures
    You could see her face light up with pride
    And then she'd bring out that worn out family album
    Its faded pictures some with corners torn
    She'd laugh and poin and tell me funny stories
    And look she'd say why that's the day that you were born
    And I'd sit and reminisce each picture with her
    And I'd listen to her laughter and her sighs
    But underneath I knew how much I'd hurt her
    For I'd put teardrops in my mama's eyes

    In my mama's eyes I've never done a wrong thing
    I was still a baby in my mama's eyes
    That old family album she'll keep on her night stand
    Right next to the Bible until the day she dies

    Through all those years in prison she stuck by me
    And she came to visit anytime she could
    Well I remember at my trial when she testified she loved me
    And she told the judge I'd always been so good
    Then later through the fame she watched me blossom
    From just a local country singer to a great big star
    She listened to all my records for the hidden meanings
    And she came to hear me sing in all those dim lit bars
    And she read all the things they wrote about me
    But she knew deep in her heart that it was lies
    No she don't hide her head in shame when someone says my name
    You'll find no teardrops in my mama's eyes
    In my mama's eyes...
    Right next to the Bible until the day she dies
     
  5. tzarinna Mamochka

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    Ooo, very good. Now I just need the music.
     
  6. imdaly - Part 12

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    That seems like a very likely candidate! I'll know for sure if that's it tomorrow when he comes over to look with me.

    Thank you. :)
     

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