Friday – Country Music lyrics – Sept. 12, 2008

I’m a huge country music fan. In college, I started a hardcore country music show Dirt Roads & Honkytonks at WUOG, the college radio station at the University of Georgia. Go Dawgs!

I thought I’d post some country music lyrics once a week for everyone’s pleasure.

First up, Two Dollar Toy by Stoney Edwards.

One brief aside re: digital media. Why doesn’t Amazon have Stoney Edwards available in their MP3 downloads? Repeat after me all you media execs, backlist, backlist, backlist.

TWO DOLLAR TOY by Stoney Edwards

Last night a two dollar toy made a million dollar daddy out of me

Last night I woke up like I done many times before
But this time I had evil on my mind
I quietly packed my clothes and headed for the door
But in the hallway stumbled and fell over a toy

My little girl says daddy cover me
And daddy please don’t go
That’s when the love in my heart
Overruled the thought I had in my mind
Last night a two dollar toy made a million dollar daddy out of me

[ steel ]
I’d felt a two feet tall as I walked by down the hall
Put my clothes back on the rack where they belong
I lit a smoke and I thought what a fool I almost was
And how a two dollar toy made a million dollar daddy out of me
Last night a two dollar toy made a million dollar daddy out of me

10 Replies to “Friday – Country Music lyrics – Sept. 12, 2008”

  1. “I’d felt a two feet tall as I walked by down the hall”

    I grew up singing this song, listening to it on a 45. I believe Bernie Vaughn re-did it, and have to go back to my mother's home and find the 45 which was published by TIFF Records near Zanesville, Ohio, and see who it says it is sung by. Anyway, I eventually picked up playing the guitar as a youngster back in the early 70's and sang this song around many a camp fire since, and soon some open mike nights (I'm 39, just now getting into playing publicly, whereas my father's side of the family had all kinds of gigs). At any rate, I always thought the line I quoted above was actually:

    “I felt 'bout two feet tall as I walked by down the hall”

    It fits the cadence better… as in “I felt….'bout two feet tall…… as I walked…back down…the hall”.

    Sometimes I throw an initial “well” in there, as in “Well I felt…”

  2. My Dad was leaving us he had been in two major accidents and times were bad in richmond california but that song help change our lives. that toy was a ball thanks ken edwards aka tucreed

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