Don't Take The Girl Lyrics

Songwriters: Johnson, Larry W; Martin, Craig;

Johnny's daddy was takin' him fishin'
When he was eight years old
A little girl came through the front gate
Holdin' a fishin' pole

His dad looked down and smiled
Said, "We can't leave her behind
Son, I know you don't want her to go
But someday you'll change your mind"

And Johnny said
"Take Jimmy Johnson
Take Tommy Thompson
Take my best friend Bo"

"Take anybody that you want
As long as she don't go
Take any boy in the world
Daddy please, don't take the girl"

Same old boy, same sweet girl
Ten years down the road
He held her tight and kissed her lips
In front of the picture show

Stranger came and pulled a gun
Grabbed her by the arm
Said, "If you do what I tell you to
There won't be any harm"

And Johnny said
"Take my money
Take my wallet
Take my credit cards"

"Here's the watch that my grandpa gave me
Here's the key to my car
Mister, give it a whirl
But please don't take the girl"

Same old boy, same sweet girl
Five years down the road
There's gonna be a little one
And she says it's time to go

Doctor says "The baby's fine
But you'll have to leave
'Cause his momma's fading fast"
And Johnny hit his knees

And there he prayed
"Take the very
Breath you gave me
Take the heart from my chest"

"I'll gladly take her place if you'll let me
Make this my last request
Take me out of this world
God, please don't take the girl"

Johnny's daddy
Was takin' him fishin'
When he was eight years old

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Songwriter(s): Larry W Johnson, Craig Martin
Record Label(s): 1994 Curb Records, Inc
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country soul 10/06/12,14:00

Tim loves this song 1rst time i heard it and watched video cried like a baby nd so much emotion that my prec daughter would cry and wasnt allowed to play it her very words this song hurts my heart mommy so i got to hear it in the quietest moments and treasure such a beauty and really its depth.
Sara† 10/06/12,12:14

This song is so sad, I cried the first time I heard it. I sing it to my 6 month nephew. He loves country, and I love Tim Mcgraw. Awesome song Tim keep it up
sara 05/22/12,13:03

i love this song! tim mcgraw really knows how to write lyrics that make my heart skip a beat! love ya tim!!
ladySANCHEZ 07/17/11,21:21

This is one of me & my hubbyz all time favorite song of Tim Mcgraw I HEART u WITH NO LIMITS MARTIN SANCHEZ
kaylee jean 04/02/11,20:08

this song is the best i love it its the best song ever idk wat tim mcgraw weould be with out this song
Paris H 02/25/11,12:54

where has that hunk of a man called Beau. know one has seen him for about 3 years. all say a prayer for him, I think Isaw him a year ago and he is tiny.
armanii 01/11/11,15:29

i love this song it made me cry i wish that i was that little girl that understand everything but im a teenager an i know that wat would all this litle youngster would they make me laugh i want ticket
Nik 06/13/10,03:13

My fav McGraw song! Sing it all the time, but I still can't get through the last verse without balling my eyes out! SO SAD, yet so sweet!
julie marin 10/19/09,12:15

i love dis song.. dis is my daddy fav song. he wrote the lyrics when he was locked up n send it to me. he would sing me dis song every night before i go to slep.
cole 10/04/09,02:23

this song was my athem all the way through high school because it talked bout the kind of guy i was looking for
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