Lyrics

My Father was a preacher
Taught me how to pray
My Father was a preacher
Taught me how to pray
I was young and foolish
I turned and walked away

My mother was a teacher
She taught me right from wrong
My mother was a teacher
She taught me right from wrong
But I did not heed her word
For very long

I started to ramble
And a bottle was my friend
I started to ramble
And a bottle was my friend
Ah but even your best friend
Will let you down in the end

I was young and foolish
I threw my life away
I was young and foolish
I threw my life away
I got a bad kind of feeling
Soon I’m going to have to pay

Well I said to the doctor
Hey doctor can you make me whole
Well I said to the doctor
Hey doctor can you make me whole
Said I can cure your body boy
But I sure can’t cure your soul.

My Father was a preacher
Taught me how to pray
My Father was a preacher
Taught me how to pray
I was young and foolish
I turned and walked away

© Willi Kerr 2003

© The Curst Sons 2014