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Appalachian Blue

Anderson, John (USA)
No matter where I go or what I do
You're in my heart, Appalachian Blue, another day goes by
And they just shut down another Kentucky coal mine
A momma cries though her faith is strong
It's hard to hold on for very long still she tries
It's hard to hide her pain and sorrow
And she knows there's hope as long as there's a tomorrow
And the river flows but it can't wash away her pride
Only heaven knows she'll survive

You can hear it echo through the hollows
You can see it in the silver mist a-fallin'
Here's to you my Kentucky grandmom that I never knew
Appalachian Blue

The hills were a-flame where the blue and gray
Were laid to rest in graves without names
Side by side where they fought and died
In such a cost too many sons were lost and a father cries
It's hard to hide his pain and sorrow
But he knows there's hope in the children of tomorrow
And the river flows but it can't wash away
Those blood stained years only heaven knows we'll survive

Can you hear it echo through the hollows
Can you see it in the silver leaves a-fallin'
Here's to you my Kentucky granddad that I never knew
Appalachian Blue

Oh, here's to you, Appalachian Blue