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    "Echo Mountain" Lyrics

    James King

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    Now up on Echo Mountain, in the spring of '32,
    Jim and Becky Johnson, with a Bible and a mule,
    set out to raise a family, but the babies didn't come,
    so when they found that old stray hound,
    they loved him like a son.

    But soon their prayers were answered,
    the baby had his Momma's eyes,
    how that old dog loved him, he would never leave his side.
    They could always trust that faithful hound,
    with the baby they all loved, 'til the day the child was missing
    and the dog was drenched in blood.

    Now the cries on Echo Mountain are a painful thing to hear!
    All the neighbors know the reason for the Johnson's bitter tears.
    When a man don't use good judgement, it's the innocent who pay!
    Now the cries on Echo Mountain, will haunt me to this day.

    Jim picked up his rifle, he shot and killed the hound,
    oh! but there inside the cabin, was the baby safe and sound.
    When they found the back door open, and two wolves lying still,
    they knew they'd made a grave mistake
    with the righteous blood they spilled.

    Now up on Echo Mountain, you'll find a lonesome grave,
    marked with a handmade marble stone that reads,
    "God Bless the Brave"
    When Daddy tells the story of the dog who saved my life,
    he always asks forgiveness,
    and the tears still fill his eyes.

    Now the cries on Echo Mountain are a painful thing to hear!
    All the neighbors know the reason for the Johnson's bitter tears.
    When a man don't use good judgement, it's the innocent who pay!
    Now the cries on Echo Mountain, will haunt me to this day.

    When a man don't use good judgement, it's the innocent who pay!
    Now the cries on Echo Mountain, will haunt me to this day.
    This song was submitted on March 17th, 2013 and last modified on May 23rd, 2016.
    Thanks to val gilligan and Ray for the contribution to this song.
    Lyrics licensed by LyricFind.

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