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Family Tradition by Hank Williams, Jr.

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Family Tradition (Song)

performed by Hank Williams, Jr.

Genres: Country
 
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Country music singers 
Have always been a real close family 
But lately some of my kin folks 
Have disowned a few others and me 
I guess it's because 
I kinda changed my direction 
Lord I guess I went and broke their family tradition 
 
They get on me wanna know Hank 
Why do you drink? 
(Hank) why do you roll smoke? 
Why must you live out the songs that you wrote? 
Over and over 
Everybody made my prediction 
So if i get stoned 
I'm just carryin' 
On an old family tradition 
 
I am very proud 
Of my daddys name 
Although his kinda music 
And mine ain't exactly the same 
Stop and think it over 
Put yourself in my position 
If I get stoned and sing all night long 
It's a family tradition 
 
So Don't ask me Hank 
Why do you drink? 
(Hank) why do you roll smoke? 
Why must you live out the songs that you wrote? 
If I'm down in a Honky-Tonk 
Some ol' slicks tryin to give me friction 
I'll say leave me alone 
I'm singin all night long 
It's a family tradition 
 
Lordy, I have loved some ladies 
And I have loved Jim Beam 
And they both tried to kill me 
In 1973 
When that doctor asked me 
Son how did you get in this condition 
I said hey sawbones I'm just carryin on 
An old family tradition 
 
So don't ask me Hank 
Why do you drink? 
(Hank) why do you roll smoke? 
Why must you live out the songs you wrote? 
Stop and think it over 
Try and put yourself in my unique position 
If I get stoned and sing all night long 
It's a family tradition!