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    "Darby's Castle" Lyrics

    Roger Miller

    See the ruin on the hill where the smoke is hanging still
    Like an echo of an age long forgotten
    There's a story of a home crushed beneath those blackened stones
    And the roof that fell before the beams were rotten
    Seems old Darby loved his wife and he labored all his life
    To provide her with material possessions
    And he built for her a home of the finest wood and stone
    And the building soon became his sole obsession
    Oh it took three hundred days for the timbers to be raised
    And the silhouette was seen for miles around
    And the gables reached as high as the eagles in the sky
    But it only took one night to bring it down when Darby's
    castle tumbled to the ground

    Though they shared the common bed there was precious little said
    In the moments that were set aside for sleeping
    For his busy dreams were filled with the rooms he'd yet to build
    And he never heard young Helen Darby weeping
    Then one night he heard the sound as he laid his pencil down
    And he traced it to her door and turned the handle
    And the pale light of the moon through the window of the room
    Split the shadows where two bodies lay in tangle
    Oh it took three hundred days
    This song was submitted on January 21st, 2011 and last modified on October 18th, 2016.
    Copyright with Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group.
    Written by Kristoffer Kristofferson.
    Lyrics licensed by LyricFind.

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