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That folded flag sitting on the mantle

With my daddy’s picture setting by its side

Is the only thing I have to remind me

Of the pride he felt when he gave his life

For a country and a son who barely knew him

And a folded flag for a soldier’s wife

 

Now my daddy really loved me and momma

And he wrote to us every single day

One day the letters they stopped coming

Momma put me on my knees and we both prayed

Soon momma cried with a chaplain at the doorway

As he told her of the sacrifice daddy made

 

That folded flag sitting on the mantle

With my daddy’s picture setting by its side

Is the only thing I have to remind me

Of the pride he felt when he gave his life

For a country and a son who barely knew him

And a folded flag for a soldier’s wife

 

I never got the chance to know my daddy

I was two when they took him off to war

But my momma always told me of the hero

That we buried on the day that I turned four

They folded the flag and gave it to my momma

As tear drops began to fall from heavens floor

 

That folded flag sitting on the mantle

With my daddy’s picture setting by its side

Is the only thing I have to remind me

Of the pride he felt when he gave his life

For a country and a son who barely knew him

And a folded flag for a soldier’s wife

 

When we got home from saying goodbye to daddy

There was a letter addressed to my little man

My momma read it as her tears were streaming

What my daddy wrote to me about his plans

That he wanted me to take good care of momma

And that I would always be his right hand man

 

That folded flag sitting on the mantle

With my daddy’s picture setting by its side

Is the only thing I have to remind me

Of the pride he felt when he gave his life

For a country and a son who barely knew him

And a folded flag for a soldier’s wife

 

That folded flag sitting on the mantle

With my daddy’s picture setting by its side

Is the only thing I have to remind me