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austin roberts – keep on singing lyrics


i don’t remember mama
she died when i was born
we lived in a one room shanty
but daddy tried to make it a home

when i was only six years old
started singing in the streets
and people would throw me pennies
so i could help daddy make ends meet

he’d say

keep on singing
don’t stop singing
you’re gonna be a star someday
you’re gonna make
a lot of people happy
when they come to hear you play
he’d say keep on singing
keep the bells a ringing
spread your music from town to town
there’s not enough love
in this old world
so spread your songs around

by the time i was ten years old
i had a little rock and roll band
and daddy’s eyes were growing dim
but i didn’t understand

he would be so proud of me
each time he’d hear us play
at night, he’d call me to his side
and daddy’d always say, he’d say

[repeat chorus]

he didn’t have much money
but things never seemed so bad
and i felt like
the king of the world
when i was with my dad

then one rainy april night
daddy called me to his side
he held me there with trembling hands
just before he died, he said

[repeat chorus]

i thought my heart was breaking
daddy was my dearest friend
now every time i sing a song
i can hear him say again, he’d say

[repeat chorus]