Pink blossoms on the Mimosa trees Cicadas dancing soft and sweet Sweat on his neck in the summer heat Kissin' the preacher's daughter
Headlights flashing in their eyes The shadow of a face they recognized A single shot split the night Footsteps in muddy water
And the sun came up like the day before And her sheets hadn't been turned down And the boy turned up downstream on the rocks Two miles outside of town She was leavin' church in a white sundress Last time anybody saw her Oh, what's become of the preacher's daughter
One-eyed woman with her tarot cards Said she ain't comin' back but she ain't gone far The devil's a liar and he drives a car Somewhere in Catahoula County
Then the sun came up like the day before And her sheets hadn't been turned down And the search dogs barked on the day they laid Her first love in the ground The preacher's knees buckled in the heat So the deacon took over And said "let us pray for the preacher's daughter"
Blue lights flashin' on the riverbank They held their breath as they dragged the chains Hearts all sank when her beautiful face Came up out of the water
Through her tangled hair they could see She was missing one earring Found the other in the back seat of the car Of the deacon that couldn't have her
And the sun came up like the day before And her sheets hadn't been turned down When they slapped the cuffs on the deacon's wrists You could hear it all over town And the headlines read "Justice At Last Up From The Muddy Water, The Resurrection of the Preacher's Daughter"
Writer/s: CONNIE HARRINGTON, MARGARET DURANTE
Publisher: Warner Chappell Music, Inc., ME GUSTA MUSIC
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