The Only Daddy That'll Walk The Line

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Everybody knows you've been stepping on my toes
And I'm gettin pretty tired of it
Keep stepping out of line and messing with my mind
If you had any sense you'd quit

But ever since you were just a little bitty girl
You said I was the only man in this whole world
Now you better do some thinking then you'll find
You got the only daddy that'll walk the line

I keep working every day, all you wanna do is play
I'm sick of staying out all night
You've been coming unglued from your funny little moods
So, honey-baby, that ain't right

'Cause ever since you were just a little bitty girl
You said I was the only man in this whole world
Now you better do some thinking then you'll find
You got the only daddy that'll walk the line

Everybody knows you been stepping on my toes
And still just putting me on
When I start-a-walking, don't I hear you start-a-squawking
Begging me to come back home

'Cause ever since you were just a little bitty girl
You said I was the only man in this whole world
Now you better do some thinking then you'll find
You got the only daddy that'll walk the line

The Only Daddy That'll Walk The Line (Live 1986)
Written byIvy J. Bryant
Performed byElvis Costello & The Confederates
MusiciansElvis Costello - vocal, guitar
James Burton - lead guitar
Jerry Scheff - bass
Jim Keltner - drums
Mitchell Froom - keyboards
T Bone Burnett - rhythm guitar
T-Bone Wolk - accordion, vocal
Michael Blair - marimbas, vibraphone, percussion
Ralph Carney - saxophone
RecordedOctober 23, 1986, New York, NY
ReleasedJune 28, 1995
AlbumsKing Of America (Rykodisc/Demon reissue), 1995
King Of America (Rhino/Edsel reissue), 2005
Length2:42

First known performance:
October 3, 1986, Los Angeles, CA
Last known performance:
October 6, 2006, San Francisco, CA
     (24 known performances)


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