Billy Yates

Daddy Had A Cardiac, Mama's Got A Cadillac

Billy Yates

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Daddy Had A Cardiac, Mama's Got A Cadillac

	  		Fiddle Intro 
 
I grew (E) up in what I thought was domestic bliss 
I had a (A) daddy and a mama and a brother and a sis 
(E) Never knew nothing 'bout the (B) finer things 
We were (E) livin' on weenies, beenies, and dreams 
Daddy used to take alot of business trips 
Pr(A)omisin' us all a better life than this 
(E) Said it was a sacrifice he (B) had to make 
(E) Right about then, mama dropped another plate 
 
Well it (E) turned out daddy wasn't nothin' but a snake 
He had a (A) half a dozen women, in a half a dozen states 
(E) Mama grew wiser as the (B) years went by 
She (E) never said a word, kept it all inside 
Well they found him face down in a motel room 
(A) Smellin' like liquor and a lover's perfume 
(E) Standing by the gravesite, (B) mama was a wreck 
Till the (No Chord) State-Farm man, handed her a fat check 
 
(A) Daddy had a cardiac 
Mama got a Cadillac 
(E) All of us kids done throwed away the tater sacks 
(B) Look at us now 
Living that life 
(E) Daddy always promised us that he'd provide 
(A) Daddy's on a shady hill 
Mama's in a Coupe Deville 
(E) Never have to worry 'bout another bill 
(B) Daddy died smiling 
But mama got the last laugh 
(E) Daddy had a (No Chord) cardiac 
Mama got a Cadillac 
 
Well it's (E) been awhile now since it all went down 
(A) Mama's still a hero all over town 
When the (E) preacher does a serom about (B) those who wait 
(E) Mama slips a hundred in the offerin' plate 
Now, each and every year on the day he died 
(A) Mama dresses up for a Sunday drive 
(E) Where she ever goes, she (B) never does say 
But, there's a (No Chord) fresh set of tire track on daddy's grave 
 
(A) Daddy had a cardiac 
Mama got a Cadillac 
(E) All of us kids done throwed away the tater sacks 
(B) Look at us now 
Living that life 
(E) Daddy always promised us that he'd provide 
(A) Daddy's on a shady hill 
Mama's in a Coupe Deville 
(E) Never have to worry 'bout another bill 
(B) Daddy died smiling 
But mama got the last laugh 
(E) Daddy had a (No Chord) cardiac 
Mama got a Cadillac 
 
Solo 
 
(A) Daddy's on a shady hill 
Mama's in a Coupe Deville 
(E) Never have to worry 'bout another bill 
(B) Daddy died smiling 
But mama got the last laugh 
(E) Daddy had a (No Chord) cardiac 
Mama got a Cadillac 
 
(B) Daddy died smiling 
But mama got the last laugh 
(E) Daddy had a (No Chord) cardiac 
Mama got a Cadillac 
 
(E) Daddy had a (No Chord) cardiac 
Mama got a Cadillac 
		  
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