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Hank Williams - Help Me Understand

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Help Me Understand - Hank Williams (Luke the Drifter)
Transcribed by Al Neilson Ottawa Canada

A                            D              A
A  little girl prayed at the close of the day, 
A                             E
Cause her daddy had gone far away,
 A                       D          A
On her little face was a look of despair,
   A                             E                   
I stood there and listened, and I heard this 
    D                                    A
My mommie says daddy has brought us to shame
 D                         A           E
And I'm never no more to mention his name
A                              D              
Lord take me and lead me and hold to my 
A                   E              A
Oh heavenly Father help me understand

You know friends I wonder--
Just how many homes are broken tonight
And just how many tears are shed 
By some little word of anger
That never should have been said

I'd like to tell you a story 
Of a family I once knew.
We'll call them Mary and William 
And their little daughter Sue

Now Mary was just a plain mother
And Bill was just a usual dad
And they had their little family quarrels 
(like everybody else)
But neither one really got mad

Then one day something happened 
It was nothing of course
But one word led to another 
And the last word led to a divorce

Now here were two grown up people
Who failed to use common sense
They strengthened their own selfish pride 
At little Sue's expense

You know she didn’t ask to be brought to 
this world
To drift from pillar to post
But a divorce never stops to consider
The ones it hurts the most

There’d be a lot more honest loving 
In this wicked ole world today
If just a few parted parents
Could hear little Sue say

A                      D              A
Take me and lead me and hold to my hand
A                    E             A
Oh heavenly Father, help me understand

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