Papa Was A Good Man (Cash Johnny)

It rained all the way to Cincinnati With our mattress on top of the car Us kids were eatin' crackers and baloney And papa kept on driving never stopped once at a bar Then mama started talking about Jesus And how our lives could be from now on While papa bought a used tire in Columbus Mama rocked the baby till all her tears were gone She said your papa is a good man and don't you kids forget it The whiskey's tryin' to ruin him but I know the Lord won't let it Then we sang Amazing Grace and Bringing In The Sheaves Rock of ages rock of ages cleft for me I remember when papa finally gave up drinking I think mama was the only one on earth that really thought he could I remember all the times we'd packed everything we owned Into some old car and started out for some new town And through it all mama's faith was the one thing That was strong enough to finally do the some good She said your papa is a good man and don't you kids forget it The whiskey's tryin' to ruin him but I know the Lord won't let it Then we sang Amazing Grace and Bringing In The Sheaves Rock of ages rock of ages left for me