My Blue Ridge Mountain Boy

Album: My Blue Ridge Mountain Boy (1969)
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  • From a shack by a mountain stream
    To a room in New Orleans
    So far from my Blue Ridge Mountain home
    The men I meet ain't warm and friendly
    Like the one in old Virginie
    Oh they ain't real like my Blue Ridge Mountain boy
    I was just a little past eighteen
    When I came to New Orleans
    I'd never been beyond my home state line
    There was a boy who loved me dearly
    But I broke his heart severely
    When I left my Blue Ridge Mountain boy

    Life was dull in my hometown
    Lights were out when the sun went down
    And I thought that city life was more my style
    But nights get lonely away from home
    And it's easy to go wrong
    The men ain't kind like my Blue Ridge Mountain boy

    New Orleans held things in store
    Things I'd never bargained for
    And every night a different man knocks on my door
    But late at night when all is still
    I can hear a whippoorwill
    As I cry for my Blue Ridge Mountain boy

    Oh, but I can never go back home
    Since the boy I love is gone
    He grew tired waiting for me to return
    They say he married last October
    But I never will get over
    Oh the sweet love of my Blue Ridge Mountain boy

    Blue Ridge Mountain boy Writer/s: DOLLY PARTON
    Publisher: Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

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