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Lyr Add: Harlan County Highway (Gary Stewart)

2581 18 Jan 11 - 02:28 AM
Allan C. 18 Jan 11 - 05:40 AM
2581 18 Jan 11 - 12:31 PM
Jim Dixon 23 Jan 11 - 04:21 PM
GUEST,Doug Kauffman 13 Apr 13 - 11:51 PM
2581 15 Apr 13 - 01:25 PM
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Subject: Lyr Add: HARLAN COUNTY HIGHWAY (Gary Stewart)
From: 2581
Date: 18 Jan 11 - 02:28 AM

HARLAN COUNTY HIGHWAY
(Gary Stewart)

I was born one stormy night
Then a hard rain started fallin'
Daddy died inside a mine
Mama cried but she kept goin'
I left school for a job
Mama begged me not to take
Of running Kentucky shine
Down the Harlan County Highway

And then I married Lorraine
She gave our baby my name
Lord, that woman tried
More with each passing day
What started out as heaven
Got lost along the way
So I turned off
Down the Harlan County Highway

Way down in Louisville
Where the ponies run
Where a man can turn a dollar
Into a hundred on a hunch
He can buy his dreams
Or heaven for a smile
Temptation calls from every corner
Seven corners in a mile

Shackled to a highway call
My bones ache to keep rovin'
I'm standin' in the cold
With all my cards a showin'
What's the use of runnin' ?
And nothing but runnin' left to do
Look for me cause I'll be a comin'
Or a goin', one of the two


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Harlan County Highway (coal mining song)
From: Allan C.
Date: 18 Jan 11 - 05:40 AM

Someone want to explain what this has to do with coal mining??


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Harlan County Highway (coal mining song)
From: 2581
Date: 18 Jan 11 - 12:31 PM

Yeah, he grew up in coal mining country. After his daddy was killed in a mine, his life went mostly downhill from there...


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Harlan County Highway (Gary Stewart)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 23 Jan 11 - 04:21 PM

Why do we have 2 threads about this song?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Harlan County Highway (Gary Stewart)
From: GUEST,Doug Kauffman
Date: 13 Apr 13 - 11:51 PM

Dickey Betts wrote the last verse of this song!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Harlan County Highway (Gary Stewart)
From: 2581
Date: 15 Apr 13 - 01:25 PM

Hey, Doug, what's your source for that info? I'm not disputing it - because I don't know - but I'm curious...


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