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    "Hills Of Roane County" Lyrics

    The Stanley Brothers

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    In the beautiful hills, way back in Roane Country
    There's where I roamed for many long years
    There's where my heart's been tending most ever
    That's where the first step of misfortune I made

    I was about thirty years when I courted and married
    Amanda Gilbraith I then called my wife
    But her brother stabbed me for some unknown reason
    Just three months later I'd taken Tom's life

    For twenty five years this whole world I rambled
    I went to old England to France and to Spain
    But I thought of my home way back in Roan Country
    I boarded a steamer and came back again

    I was captured and tried in the village of Kingston
    Not a man in the county would speak one kind word
    When the jury came in with the verdict next morning
    A lifetime in prison was the words that I heard

    When the train pulled out poor mother stood weepin
    And sister she sat alone with a sigh
    And the last words I heard was Willie God bless you
    Was Willie God bless you, God bless you, good bye

    Sweet Martha was grave but Corey was better
    There's better and worse, although you can see
    Boys when you write home from the prison in Nashville
    Place one of my songs in your letter for me
    This song was submitted on December 21st, 2009.
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