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Posted By: Stewie
24-Mar-03 - 01:41 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Add: Utah Phillips songs
Subject: Lyr Add: GREEN ROLLING HILLS (Utah Phillips)

The green rolling hills of West Virginia
Are the nearest place to heaven that I know
Though the times are sad and drear
And I cannot linger here
They will keep me and never let me go

My daddy said don't ever be a miner,
A miner's grave is all you'll ever own.
Never have a dime to spare,
Hard times everywhere,
Now these times they are the worst I've ever known.

Repeat stanza 1

I'll move away into some crowded city,
In a northern factory town you'll find me there;
Though I leave my heart behind,
I will never change my mind,
For this troubled life is more than I can bear

Repeat stanza 1

Posted By: kendall
24-Mar-03 - 07:17 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Add: Utah Phillips songs
Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Utah Phillips songs
Thanks from a devoted U.U.P. fan.
There is another verse to Green Rolling Hills.

Some day I'll go back to West Virginia,
To the green rolling hills I love so well,
Some day I'll go home, I know I'll right this wrong,
These troubled times will follow me no more.