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    "On Top Of Old Smokey" Lyrics

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    On top of old Smokey
    All covered with snow
    I lost my true lover
    For a courting to slow

    Yes courting's a pleasure
    And parting is grief
    And a false hearted lover
    Is worse than a thief

    She'll kiss you, she'll hug you
    And tell you more lies
    Than the cross ties on a railroad
    Or the stars in the sky

    Let me tell you 'bout my baby
    She's like bad brandy wine
    The first time I kissed her
    She drove me out my mind

    She's a Baltimore special
    Got a fine brown frame
    When you see her in motion
    Evil woman is her name

    Did I tell you 'bout the Eastman
    Lord what a shame
    He run off with my baby
    And scandalized my name

    Well I went up on a mountain top
    To call my baby back
    She was gone with that Eastman
    Down that lonesome railroad track

    If I ever see that Eastman
    I'll shoot him with my gun
    I'll cut him with my long Jones
    And dare that pimp to run

    Little Liza, little Liza
    I couldn't sleep last night
    Come on back home baby
    Everything will be all right

    Let me tell you, let me tell you
    I don't care what you say
    If my woman ever comes back
    I'll give my life away

    If you ever see a dark cloud
    A-rollin' in the sky
    It's my woman gone to heaven
    With a tear drop in her eye

    On top of old Smokey
    All covered with snow
    I lost my true lover
    For a-courting to slow
    This song was submitted on August 12th, 2013 and last modified on November 24th, 2016.
    Copyright with Lyrics © EMI Music Publishing, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, T.R.O. INC., Universal Music Publishing Group.
    Written by Pete Seeger.
    Lyrics licensed by LyricFind.

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