He Walked On Water by Randy Travis

by Emily

This song was sung at my Great Papaw's funeral and it just describes him so well. It is our tribute to him every time we hear it my eyes still well up almost four years later.

He was 80 years old - my great grandparents were married for 56 years before he passed.

He wore starched white shirts buttoned at the neck,
And hed sit in the shade and watch the chickens peck.
And his teeth were gone, but what the heck,
I thought that he walked on water.

He said he was a cowboy when he was young.
He could handle a rope and he was good with a gun.
And my mamas daddy was his oldest son,--
And I thought that he walked on water.


If the story's told, only heaven knows.
But his hat seemed to me like an old halo.
And although his wings, they were never seen.
I thought that he walked on water.

Then he tied a cord to the end of a mop,
And said, son, here's a pony, keep her at a trot.
And Id ride in circles while he laughed a lot.
Then Id flop down beside him.

And he was ninety years old in sixty-three
And I loved him and he loved me.
And lord, I cried the day he died,

cause I thought that he walked on water.

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