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Thread #169891   Message #4108277
Posted By: cnd
31-May-21 - 02:54 AM
Thread Name: US Highways (fed and state) and songs about them
Subject: Lyr Add: HIGHWAY HEADED NORTH (Charlie Cline)
As transcribed by me from Charlie Cline and the Lonesome Pine Fiddlers, Lonesome Pines, Old Homestead Records OHS 90088 (1978). The liner notes do not provide any further details on the song.

Charlie Cline: Highway Headed North
(Chuck Carpenter - Jaymore Music - BMI)

I have often gone back in my memory
To the place where I was born so long ago
Where the silver maples grace the far horizon
In the rich, green valley called the Ohio

On a highway headed north away from Dixie
The lights of Cincinnati I can see
Just a few more miles and I'll see my friends and loved ones
Then I'll wonder why I ever had to leave

But I've got a little girl way down in Dixie
And I know that she is waiting patiently
So I'll turn around back to the sunny southland
Ohio, I know you'll wait for me