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​I Still Sing The Old Songs

This song is by David Allan Coe and appears on the album The Mysterious Rhinestone Cowboy (1974) and on the movie soundtrack Heartworn Highways (2006).

By david allan coe

Grandpa, I've been thinking about you lately
Wondering if you'd found peace of mind
I guess you'd be proud to know your grandsons
Never crossed that mason-dixon line

And I still sing the old songs that you taught me
And I still pray to Jesus now and then
And just like you I wish that he would save me
To see the day the south will rise again

Daddy wore his purple heart so proudly
Long before I turned into a man
Buried with our flag across his casket
I was still too young to understand

Mama spent her last years in the garden
While I took my turn behind the gun
Lord, I'd give my life to find the freedom
Lost within the old songs that you sung

And I still sing the old songs that you taught me
And I still pray to Jesus now and then
And just like you I wish that he would save me
To see the day the south will rise again