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Hank Thompson
"Teach Them How To Swim" lyrics

Teach Them How To Swim

Babe, you got me up a tree
A way out on a limb
You told me lies
You let me on
Then turned me down for him

You took my heart
Tore it all apart
And then threw it away
And now that it's all over, babe
Here's all I can say

Oh, take my glass
Fill it up
Fill it to the brim
If I can't drown my troubles, babe
I'll teach them how to swim

If I can't teach them
How to swim
I'll teach them how to float
So please just pass
One more glass
To please my dusty throat

Grandpa's swallowed his first drink
When he was only eight
The doctor warned him then and there
To stop before it was too late

But grandpa was a headstrong man
He wouldn't heed the plea
Now he's done drink hisself to death
He died at ninety-three

So since my grandpa lived so long
I want to be like him
If I can't drown my troubles, babe
I'll teach them how to swim

So here I sit in this old bar
My future's looking dim
If I can't drown my troubles, babe
I'll teach them how to swim

Oh, take my glass
Fill it up
Fill it to the brim
If I can't drown my troubles, babe
I'll teach them how to swim

If I can't teach them
How to swim
I'll teach them how to float
So please just pass
One more glass
To please my dusty throat