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On Top Of Old Smoky


by Burl Ives. Buy album CD: Poor Wayfaring Stranger


5. ON TOP OF OLD SMOKY

On top of old smokey
All covered with snow
I lost my true lover
From courting too slow
For courting's a pleasure
And parting's a grief
And a false hearted lover
Is worse than a thief
For a thief will just rob you
And take all you save
But a false hearted lover
Will lead you to the grave
And the grave will decay
You and turn you to dust
Not one girl in fifty
A poor boy can trust
They'll hug you and kiss you
And tell you more lies
Than cross lines on a railroad
Or stars in the skies

So come all your maidens
And listen to me
Never place your affections
On a green willow tree
For the leaves they will wither
And the roots they will die
You'll all be forsaken
And never know why.



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Album: Poor Wayfaring Stranger (1996) Lyrics
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  1. Blue Tail Fly
  2. I'm Goin' Down The Road
  3. The Foggy Foggy Dew
  4. Wee Cooper O' Fife
  5. The Riddle Song
  6. Cowboy's Lament (The Streets Of Laredo)
  7. Tam Pierce (Widdicombe Fair)
  8. I Know Where I'm Going
  9. I Know My Love
  10. Peter Gray
  11. Sweet Betsy From Pike
  12. On Top Of Old Smoky
  13. Darlin' Cory
  14. Leather-Winged Bat
  15. Cotton-Eyed Joe
  16. Poor Wayfaring Stranger
  17. Buckeyed Jim
  18. Black Is The Colour
  19. The Bold Soldier
  20. The Sow Took The Measles
  21. Henry Martin
  22. Frankie And Johnny
  23. Turtle Dove
  24. The Fox
  25. My Good Old Man
  26. Lolly-Too-Dum
  27. Po' Boy
  28. The Eddystone Light
  29. Hullabaloo-Belay
  30. I'm Sad And I'm Lonely
  31. Old Dan Tucker
  32. The Erie Canal
  33. Aunt Rhody
  34. Saturday Night
  35. Venezuela
  36. The Big Rock Candy Mountain

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