Knoxville Girl

Album: Outlaws (1975)
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  • The fog rolls in the morning
    I can hardly find my way
    Home to where the heart is
    The words can't begin to say
    Enough about the gentle way
    You always take me in
    Long and narrow winding road's
    Got to take me home again

    Go down, go down
    Knoxville girl
    With that dark and rovin' eye
    Go down, go down
    Knoxville girl
    'Cause I know
    You'll never be my bride

    I met a little girl in Knoxville town
    A town that I knew well
    Feelin' good like I should
    And to her love I felt
    Time was long she lay there by my side
    Held me close within her arms
    And kept me satisfied

    So on it goes and no one knows
    Why heartache never ends
    Above all that you will get
    Exactly what it lends
    Time has come to steal my love from me
    In this pain I will remain
    And sing this misery Writer/s: HENRY PAUL III
    Publisher: BMG RIGHTS MANAGEMENT US, LLC
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Comments: 1

  • Linda from Ranger, GaThe Knoxville girl is also the name of an old ballad in which a man kills a girl who will not marry him hence '"Cause I know
    You'll never be my bride", throws her in the river where she is eventually found, and he is convicted of her murder and condemned to hang. The first verse in the ballad describes him meeting a girl with "a dark and roving eye", as in the chorus of this song.
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