This is the work of Tim Ausburn. File under Hank Williams. Written by Hank
Williams and Braxton Shuffert. Rec. by Braxton, Feb. 8, 1950.
ROCKIN' CHAIR DADDY
(F) I'm not lazy I'm just tired,
I get me a job then I get fired,
Not scared of (Bb) work, but it makes me (F) weak,
I can (C7) lay down beside it and fall off sound a- (F) sleep.
(F) I'm a rockin' chair (Bb) Daddy, from Tennes-(F) see,
And the (C7) woman I marry, she's sho' got to wait on (F) me.
She got to boil my (Bb) coffee, and strain my (F) tea,
"Cause I'm a (C7) rockin' chair Daddy from way down in Tennes-(F) see.
No more good jobs left on this earth,
People only pay for what you're worth,
"Cause they ain't no use of me workin' so hard,
"Cause I ain't even got me a union card.
I want my biscuits brown and my ham well done,
My shirts bleached whiter than the noon day sun,
When I want something, I want it now,
Then that woman of mine, could kiss me on the brow.