Stars Classic

Sociable

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Keep on Singing - Austin Roberts/Helen Reddy/Barbara Mandrell/Ami Asplund

Keep on Singing

(Keep on singing, don't stop singing)
(You're gonna be a star some day)
(You're gonna make a lot of people happy)
(When they come to hear you play)

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
I started singing in the streets
People would throw me pennies
So I could make daddy's ends meet
They said

(Refrain:)
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
They said keep on singin'
Keep the bells a ringin'

Spread the music from town to town
There's not enough song in this old world
So spread your song around
By the time I was ten years old
I had a rock 'n roll band
Daddy's eyes were growing dim
But I didn't understand
He said he would be so proud of me
Each time he'd hear us play
At night he'd pull me to his side
And daddy would always say

(Refrain)

He didn't have much money
But things didn't seem so bad
I felt just like the queen of the world
When I was with my dad
Then one rainy April night
Daddy called me to his side
He held me with his tremblin' hands
Right before he died

(Refrain, 3x)