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Johnny Cash
"You And Tennessee" lyrics

You And Tennessee

Like a sweet rippling mountain stream
Goes the sound of the banjo
On Cripple Creek
Never beginning
Never ending
Just rippling on and on

So does the land
Just ripple on and on
As a heart gets soft on a woman
So can the heart
Get soft on the land
And to fall in love with a woman
As well as the land
Is to surely be in love

I stayed away too long I know
And every day was slow to go
Every night I dreamed I was here
It's been a mighty lonely year

Every mile I needed you
I kind of hope that you needed me too
Everywhere I saw your face
Around every town I was in
This old familiar place
Welcomed me again
Back to where I belonged to be
Back to you and Tennessee
Back to you and Tennessee

Beside the Cumberland River
Where the grass is soft and sweet
We ran across the fields of cedar
Hiding from the noisy streets

And when the leaves fell from the cold
The stars were silver
The moon was gold
I said it's yours with love from me
I'm planting my roots in this ground
And if they look for me I'll be found
With something that is part of me
You and Tennessee
Back with you and Tennessee

Authors: Johnny Cash