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Coward Of The County
Everyone considered him The coward of the county He never stood one single time To prove the county wrong His mama called him Tommy But folks just called him yellow Something always told me They were reading Tommy wrong. Now he was only ten years old When his daddy died in prison And I took care of Tommy 'Cause he was my brother's son I still recall the final words My brother said to Tommy Son, my life is over But yours is just begun. Promise me, son Not to do the things I've done Walk away from trouble if you can Now, it don't mean you're weak If you turn the other cheek And I hope you're old enough to understand Son, you don't have to fight to be a man. There's someone for everyone Tommy's love was Becky In her arms he didn't have To prove he was a man One day while he was working The Cattelin boys came calling They took turns at Becky And there were three of them. Tommy opened up the door And saw his Becky crying The torn dress the shattered look Was more than he could stand He reached above the fireplace Took down his daddy's picture As the tears fell on his daddy's face I heard these words again. Promise me son Not to do the things I've done Walk away from trouble if you can Now, it don't mean you're weak If you turn the other cheek And I hope you're old enough to understand Son, you don't have to fight to be a man. The Cattelin boys just laughed at him When he walked into the barman One of them got up And hit him half way across the floor Tommy turned around they said Hey, look old yellow's leaving You could have heard a pin drop When Tommy stopped and locked the door. Twenty years of crawling Was bottled up inside him He wasn't holding nothing back He let them have it all When Tommy left the barroom Not a Cattelin boy was standing He said this once for Becky As he watched the last one fall. And I heard him say I promised you Dad Not to do the things you've done I'll walk away from trouble when I can Now please don't think I'm weak I couldn't turn the other cheek Papa, I sure hope you understand Sometimes you gotta fight when you're a man. Everyone considered him the coward of the county.