Tod Moses

Daddy's Little Pumpkin

02:27
Tod Moses
11/01/2011
John Prine

Story

This is a John Prine song... You know.. the guy with the "illegal smile".  John has long been a legend amongst songwriters and performers but is still a relative unknown in the pop marketplace, despite having penned several songs used by Bonnie Raitt, including one of her signature tunes "Angel From Montgomery".  This song appears to be telling a story about a little girl and the love of a father but in fact is describing a pretty spoiled/self-centered grown woman.   The kind that you just can't help but love anyway.

Sorry - Due to copyright concerns, you can only stream a small sample here.  The full song is available for download in the "Store" or at your favorite download site, such as iTunes, Rhapsody, Amazon, etc.

Lyrics

You must be daddy's little pumpkin, I can tell by the way you roll
You must be daddy's little pumpkin, I can tell by the way you roll
It's quarter past eleven and you're sleeping on the bedroom floor

I can see the fire burning, Burning right behind your eyes
I can see the fire burning, baby, Burning right behind your eyes
You must've swallowed a candle or some other kind of surprise

I'm going down to Memphis, got three hundred dollars in cash
Yeah, I'm going down to Memphis, got three hundred dollars in cash
All the women in Memphis want to see how long my money will last

I'm going downtown, gonna to rattle somebody's cage
Yeah, I'm going downtown I'm gonna rattle somebody's cage
I'm gonna beat on my guitar, strut all around the stage

Yeah, if you see my baby coming don't you tell her that her daddy's in jail
If you see my baby coming don't you tell her that her daddy's in jail
She'd sell her little pumpkin just to raise her sweet daddy's bail

You must be daddy's little pumpkin, I can tell by the way you roll
You must be daddy's little pumpkin, I can tell by the way you roll
Well, you never do nothing to save your doggone soul, that's right