Song Lyrics Poetry posted September 10, 2010

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A little girl pays a visit to the local...


by seewhatimwritingnow

(Sung by a child)

Bartender, you don't know me
But you know my Daddy well
I've come to ask you something
If you promise not to tell

Would you please close up the bar
At six o clock tonight?
Then maybe Daddy will come home
And he and Mommy won't fight.

When I hear him stagger in
In bed I hold my breath
Cause when he hits my Mommy
It scares me half to death

Now we both love my Daddy,
And I know that he'd be fine
If he wouldn't stop in here
At night and drink your wine.

I am six years old today
I have a cake at home
I wouldn't want to celebrate
Just me, and Mommy alone
So would you please close up your bar
Turn off your neon light?
I'll save you some Birthday cake
If you'll close up tonight.

The little girl went home then
a tear ran down her face
I wished that I could help her
But I couldn't close my place
Her dad came in as usual
Of course, I didn't tell
About his daughter's Birthday wish
I hoped that it went well...

Bartender I just stopped in
To say I won't be back
I'll leave here in a minute
To help my Mommy pack
I guess you've heard the news now
You know my Daddy's gone
He left your bar, and wrecked the car
Now me and Mommy's alone
So Good-bye Bartender
We're moving far away
We're gonna leave right after
The funeral today...
"Good-bye, Bartender..."


I wrote this song many, many years ago, back in the 70s. It was alway a 'tear-jerker' when sung. It was written to be sung by a child- with a man's voice doing the 'talking part- as the music played in the background.

Want to surely than SWEETLINDA for the perfect picture! Betty
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