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    "The Ballad of Sally Rose" Lyrics

    Emmylou Harris

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    (Paul Kennerley - Emmylou Harris)

    Her mama picked him up in south Minnesota
    He promised her the world but they never got that far
    For he was last seen in that '59 DeSota
    When Sally was born in the black hills of Dakota.

    She was washed in the blood of the dying Sioux nation
    Raised with a proud but a wandering heart
    And she knew that her roots were in the old reservation
    But she had stars in her eyes and greater expectations.

    No rings on her fingers, no bells on her toes
    With bugs on her headlights and runs in her hose
    Through the valley of the shadow of Roosevelt's nose
    Adios South Dakota, adios Sally Rose.

    --- Instrumental ---

    They've got a national monument carved out of stone
    On the side of a mountain where her forefathers roamed
    Playin' cowboys and Indians right under the nose
    Of Theodore Roosevelt and the sweet Sally Rose.

    So she left Rapid City in the blue moonlight hour
    With her eye on the highway and her foot on the floor
    And turnin' the dial, she was pulled by the power
    Of the word coming out of that broadcasting tower.

    No rings on her fingers, no bells on her toes
    With bugs on her headlights and runs in her hose
    Through the valley of the shadow of Roosevelt's nose
    Adios South Dakota, adios Sally Rose...
    This song was last modified on October 18th, 2016.
    Copyright with Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group.
    Written by Emmylou Harris, Paul Kennerley.
    Lyrics licensed by LyricFind.

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