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Glen Campbell's daughter performs a song about her dad's Alzheimer's disease and it's heartbreaking and beautiful

Country legend Glen Campbell’s diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease shook the country music community in 2011.

His song, “Not Going to Miss You,” illuminates the sadness this disease can have on families and those close.

Campbell’s daughter Ashely sang a song for the Jewish Association on Aging in Pittsburgh that is a beautiful and loving tribute to her dad.

“We can talk until you can’t even remember my name, Daddy don’t you worry, I’ll do the remembering,” the lyrics go.

Full lyrics:

Four years old running up the stairs to your bed
Thunder rolls and I pull the covers over my head
You say it’s just a storm, enjoy the show
You take me to the window, show me that it’s beautiful
Never had to ask you to sing for me, it’s just the way to put me at ease

Bone for bone we are the same
Bones get tired and they can’t carry all the weight
We can talk until you can’t even remember my name
Daddy don’t you worry, I’ll do the remembering

First guitar and I just wasn’t getting it right
You showed me how to play it, said it doesn’t happen overnight
In a couple years I come home and show you how I play “Blackbird”
Though I miss a couple notes you still say it was the best you ever heard

Never had to ask you to smile for me, it’s just the way you put me at ease
Bone for bone we are the same
Bones get tired and they can’t carry all the weight
We can talk until you can’t even remember my name
Daddy don’t you worry, I’ll do the remembering
Daddy don’t you worry, I’ll do the remembering

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Now I have to ask you to sing for me
And I have to show you the worlds to see
You’re standing right in front of me and slipping away

Dad, I’d ask you to smile for me, it’s just the way you put me at ease
Bone for bone we are the same
Bones get tired and they can’t carry all the weight
We can talk until you can’t even remember my name
Daddy don’t you worry, I’ll do the remembering
Daddy don’t you worry, I’ll do the remembering

Betsi Fores About the author:
Betsi Fores is the managing editor for Rare. Follow her on Twitter @ejfores.
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