Van Lear Rose

Album: Van Lear Rose (2004)
  • One of my fondest memories
    Was sittin' on my daddy's knee
    Listenin' to the stories that he told
    He'd pull out that old photograph
    Like a treasured memory from the past
    And say child
    This here's the Van Lear Rose

    Oh how it would bring a smile
    When he talked about her big blue eyes
    And how her beauty ran down to her soul
    She'd walk across the coal miner's yard
    Them miner's would yell loud and hard
    And they'd dream of who would hold
    The Van Lear Rose

    She was the belle of Johnson County
    Ohio river to Big Sandy
    A beauty to behold like a diamond in the coal
    All the miner's they would gather 'round
    Talk about the man that came to town
    Right under their nose
    Stole the heart of the Van Lear Rose

    Now the Van Lear Rose could've had her pick
    And all the fellers figured rich
    Until this poor boy caught her eye
    His buddies would all laugh and say
    Your dreamin' boy she'll never look your way
    You'll never ever hold the Van Lear Rose

    She was the belle of Johnson County
    Ohio river to Big Sandy
    A beauty to behold like a diamond in the coal
    All the miner's they would gather 'round
    Talk about the man that came to town
    Right under their nose
    Stole the heart of the Van Lear Rose

    Then one night in mid July
    Underneath that ol' blue Kentucky sky
    Well, that poor boy won that beauty's heart
    Then my daddy would look at my mommy and smile
    As he brushed the hair back from my eyes and he'd say
    Your mama
    She's the Van Lear Rose

    She was the belle of Johnson County
    Ohio river to Big Sandy
    A beauty to behold like a diamond in the coal
    All the miner's they would gather 'round
    Talk about the man that came to town
    Right under their nose
    Stole the heart of the Van Lear Rose

    Right under their nose
    Stole the heart of the Van Lear Rose Writer/s: LORETTA LYNN, PATSY LYNN BRUTTO
    Publisher: BMG Rights Management
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