When I was young my dad would say,
"Come on son let's go out and play."
Sometimes it seems like yesterday

When I'd climb up the closet shelf
When I was all by myself
Grab his hat and fix the brim
Pretending I was him

No matter how hard I try
No matter how many tears I cry
No matter how many years go by
I still can't say goodbye

He always took care of mom and me
We all cut down a Christmas tree
He always had some time for me

Wind blows through the trees
Streetlights they still shine bright
Most things are the same
But I miss my dad tonight

I walked by a Salvation Army store
Saw a hat like my daddy wore
Tried it on when I walked in
Still trying to be like him

No matter how hard I try
No matter how many years go by
No matter how many tears I cry
I still can't say goodbye

- "I Still Can't Say Goodbye," Composer: Bob Blinn and Jim Moore; Performer: Chet Atkins http://www.misterguitar.com/index.html and Mark Knopfler

MP3 audio file (3.9 MB)
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Album: Chet Atkins C.B.P.

Label: Columbia

Release Date: 1988