Daddy Sang Bass by Johnny Cash | Lyrics With Guitar Chords

Daddy Sang Bass by Johnny Cash was released in 1968. Carl Perkins wrote the song using lyrics and ideas from the country staple “Will The Circle Be Unbroken.” He and Cash performed the song together on the famous Johnny Cash album Live At San Quentin.

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Key of the Song:

The original key of Daddy Sang Bass by Johnny Cash is in E major.

Guitar Chords for Daddy Sang Bass by Johnny Cash

The 7th chords may throw off many of you as the B7 in particular is harder to switch to. To make it easier, you can play the B7 at the 2nd fret as X24242 instead. However, keeping those open notes will add to the sound of the progression and help you avoid a position change.

Video Lesson for Daddy Sang Bass by Johnny Cash




Daddy Sang Bass by Johnny Cash – Lyrics with Chords

[Verse 1]
 
     E
I remember when I was a lad
            A                    E
Times were hard and things were bad
                                           B7
But there's a silver linin' behind every cloud
           E                 E7
Just poor people that all we were
                  A                       E
Tryin' to make a livin' out of blackland earth
                                   B7             E
But we'd get together in a family circle singin' loud. ...
 
 
[Chorus]
 
                            E    E7
Daddy sang bass, mama sang tenor
                A                       E
Me and little brother would join right in there
                                  B7
Singin' seems to help a troubled soul
              E                    E7
One of these days and it won't be long
        A             E
I'll rejoin them in a song
                           B7             E
I'm gonna join the family circle at the throne. ...
                                E7
No, the circle won't be broken
         A                 E
Bye and bye, Lord, bye and bye ...
                                  E    E7
Daddy'll sing bass, mama'll sing tenor
                A                     E
Me and little brother will join right in there
                  B7       E  E   B7   E
In the sky, Lord, in the sky.
 
 
[Verse 2]
 
         E                            A              E
Now I remember after work mama would call in all of us
                                         B7
You could hear us singin' for a country mile
             E               E7                 A             E
Now little brother has done gone on but I'll rejoin him in a song
                            B7                  E
We'll be together again up yonder in a little while.
 
 
[Chorus]
 
                            E    E7
Daddy sang bass, mama sang tenor
                A                       E
Me and little brother would join right in there
                                  B7
Singin' seems to help a troubled soul
              E                    E7
One of these days and it won't be long
        A             E
I'll rejoin them in a song
                           B7             E
I'm gonna join the family circle at the throne. ...
                                E7
No, the circle won't be broken
         A                 E
Bye and bye, Lord, bye and bye ...
                                  E    E7
Daddy'll sing bass, mama'll sing tenor
                A                     E
Me and little brother will join right in there
                  B7       E  E   B7   E
In the sky, Lord, in the sky.

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